Originally Posted by Computergen
Haha yeah ISA...psh!
*Hopes that someone will also make fun of ISA thereby explaining what it is, but for now Gen, act like you know what it is*
ISA, what losers!!!!
Before agp, before pci, before eisa (extended industry standard architechture), before mca (micro channe, architechture, the was ISA (Industry Standard Architechture).
It was first used in the 1980's as an 8-bit system to connect other cards to the motherboard. Later in the mid 1980's it became a 16 bit system. It was primarily used on IBM machines, although some other companies did use it. Installing ISA devices was a burden, and it wasn't even plug and play at all untill the last throws of its life. Installing new hardware was a real bugger. The rest of the computer industry answered to ISA with MCA, which was answered with eISA, which was later replaced by pci.
*Pft* Noob isa card :P