[linux-audio-user] RME Hammerfall 9636 - troubleshooting

Michael T D Nelson m_nels at gmx.net
Thu Sep 29 15:12:19 EDT 2005

Paul Davis wrote:
 > On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 21:26 +0100, Michael T D Nelson wrote:
 >>I bought a cheap second-hand RME Hammerfall 9636 recently, in the
 >>knowledge that it was untested.
 > first step, pull the card, look for a small chip that will say either
 > "W36" or "M36". find out which one it is.
 > i (yes, even i!) had problems with this when accidentally using a 9636
 > with the little-endian EPROM ("W36") on a big-endian machine (a mac).

Hello again Paul.

I think that you're right.

The EPROM is marked 'M36'. I am using it in a Pentium 3 machine. Later 
it will probably be used in an Athlon XP box. I take it that this is 
probably causing my problem?

Am I correct in assuming that I need to obtain a 'W36' chip and swap the 

Does anyone know if the revision number of the chip is significant? I 
was told that the original card was revision 1.5.

Thanks for your help,
Michael Nelson

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