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Flexradio 5000A is it working with Intel Skylake chipset and windows 7, windows 10??

I tried to built a new fast PC for my Flex-5000a with PSDR 2.7.2. The mainboard was an Asus H70PRO Gaming. With windows 7 and 10 all kind of latency problems.

I build a new system with an ASROCK Z170PRO 4 mainboard. The same problems.

Is there anybody with a SkyLake chipset and a Flex-5000a without a problem?


Matt PA9DX

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  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    What I would do?, call Dudly at Flex. Know your chipset on the nic card for your firewire. I'm sure he will get things working well for you....
  • Neal_K3NCNeal_K3NC Member ✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Martin, I have a customer who is experiencing issues with the Z170 Southbridge chip, the setup does not work on any setting except 48000Hz/512 bytes setting. 

    I sincerely think its a firewire issue with the z170 chipset.

    Does anyone have a firewire card working with a Z170 motherboard?

  • edited March 2016

    The TI XIO2200 used in a lot of FW400 cards no longer works properly on any X99 / Z170 boards and your better off going for a TI based FW800 solution using the XI02213 chipset.

    This card is working here with win10 and skylake.

    Delock PCI Express Card > 2 x external FireWire B + 1 x external FireWire A
    Item No. 89153

  • Neal_K3NCNeal_K3NC Member ✭✭
    edited March 2016
    Thanks Martin. Is there documentation online about the incompatibility? The card I was trying to make work was indeed the XIO2200 chipset.

    BTW, this is the chipset used in the recommended firewire adapter from Flex (and the one I use in my computers).

  • edited March 2016
    Dear Neal,

    It's 100% the same problem I had! I think Flexradio shoot update their advice and advice not to use the TI XIO2200A chipset! I tried everything, but a new firewirecard with an other TI chipset made it work. After 4 months of trouble!
  • Neal_K3NCNeal_K3NC Member ✭✭
    edited March 2016
    I tried an 800 speed card that had 1 400 speed socket with the same result but I do not think it was the chipset you referenced. I will test with an 2213 card and see how it works.

    Thanks for your feedback. I am sure this will be very common in the next months!

  • edited April 2016

    This is the card I am using. It workes fantastic!

    DeLOCK FireWire PCIe Card, 1xA+2xB Port, Controller(89153, Retail)

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