Just bought this... it is a great card... looks like it is the core of EMU's digital recording technology... without all the extra interfaces...(for 300 more $$) . Bought at Sam Ash for $99. Delivers with Cubasis and a bunch of other EMU software... great deal in my opinion. HOWEVER..... I am still trying to use an IWILL KK266plus motherboard (1.5 GB Ram; 1.8 AMD Athlon 1800 processor), XP OS. I have been lucky enough to see it work... but.... My computer kept locking up. So I called EMU and they suggested I update the BIOS with a new VIA update...from VIAARENA.com - the Hyperion 4 in 1 patch for XP. I did. It blew away the CD driver. yipeee. this is a basic platform function of XP. Now I can't get XP to load. even from the disk. I am ready to get a new computer... I have been polishing this "----" since 2001. I am sorry I bought it.... Particularly because I sold my Sierra Universal 12 Pedal Steel Guitar to buy it. Any ideas on repair, or suggestions for new music focused processors and motherboards??? I can still salvage parts (Power supply, PLextor CD burner Matrox 450 Millenium 2 head video card, RAM, Hard Drive and tower....) Thanks!