I found out about this board about a month ago and ordered a dozen.\nWe have a proprietary data acquisition card that is still ISA based\nand this Mobo seemed a good option.\n\nFinally got around to plugging our ISA card into one of the ISA slots\nabout a week ago. Ran our software, and no dice. Board didn't seem\nto be responding. Will start scoping the ISA bus signals this week,\nbut in the mean time was wondering if anyone else is having trouble\ngetting ISA cards to work.\n\nSpecifically, our ISA board is EXTREMELY simple. Just hard-coded\n16-bit I/O addresses (between 500h and 5C0h). No DMA, No IRQ. These\nboards run fine in practically any P-3 motherboard we've ever tried -\nalthough sometimes the 16-bit I/O wait state setting in the BIOS has\nneeded adjustment. I notice that the bios on this Soyo board DOES NOT\nhave this setting (and yes the Bios is 9/9/03).\n\nDoes the ISA functionality work in DOS mode, or are windows drivers\nneeded for the ISA slots to work (which would be very unusual compared\nto any previous motherboard, 286/386/486/P, P1, P2, etc).\n\nDoes anyone know why P4 motherboards were designed specifically to\nexclude ISA bus functionality? I mean, who made it "illegal" for P-4\nchipsets to have ISA bus support capability? How has Soyo made this\npossible?\n\n(I know that there have been "industrial" P-4 motherboards available\nfor some time, like American Preditor, but they were double the\nprice).\n\nFunny thing - Why does Soyo not really say much about the 3-slot ISA\ncapability of this board on it's on-line spec sheets?\n\nAlso, have noticed that there is now a 1-slot ISA version available\n(noticably cheaper too). Any comments on that one?