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Re: So I bought a CPU for my 98 machine without realizing that my mobo only supports up to 1.3ghz

For socket 462 motherboards with VIA chipsets are cheaper and quite easy to find however they generally lag around 5-10% in performance behind nforce2 boards. First generation nforce boards are to be avoided as they have poor compatibility and stability. For a high end socket 462 - I see that you …

Re: So I bought a CPU for my 98 machine without realizing that my mobo only supports up to 1.3ghz

The only way in which you could safely use any modern PSU with a Barton 3000+, would be to find a motherboard with the 12V CPU power connector. Unfortunately, I've never had a VIA KT600/880 motherboard with this connector. Apparently there are some out there, but they're probably rare. Furthermore, …

Re: So I bought a CPU for my 98 machine without realizing that my mobo only supports up to 1.3ghz

Well, your 750W PSU is definitely too new, so, at best, it probably has 25 amps for the 3.3/5v rails (and a max combined wattage of 130w or so). Unfortunately that’s not going to cut it. You’d need an old PSU with 32amps or more, and 180w+ combined wattage (just to be on the safe side). However, if …

Re: So I bought a CPU for my 98 machine without realizing that my mobo only supports up to 1.3ghz

My recommendation would be for a board with the VIA KT600 / VT8237 chipset, more specifically the Asus A7V600-X. I own two of these myself, and besides having rock solid stability, it also has many useful features (such as the ability to disable the CPU L1/L2 cache and downclock the CPU to 500MHz - …

Re: Planning to install SSD in my Windows 98 machine. Help, advice, suggestions, etc.?

TL;dr... So far I have six retro PCs (Tualatin, Athlon XP, Athlon 64 and three Core 2 DUOs) with SSDs (all of them Kingston A400 120 GB) running Windows 98. For the Core 2 Duo systems I'm using the onboard SATA controller in compatible mode. For the other three I'm using these SATA to PATA adapters …

Re: 3D Mark 99 on win98se with Nvidia FX5500

Yeah, come to think about it, that 3DMark99 score is probably good for your combo (K6-2 500 / Voodoo Banshee). I actually did a similar benchmark a few weeks ago , and I got ~ 3200 points with a K6-2+ 550 MHz & a Voodoo 3 3000 (I used an AGP card, but a PCI Voodoo 3 would be virtually identical). …

Re: 3D Mark 99 on win98se with Nvidia FX5500

Judging by that score, it seems you are on a Socket 7 PC (Pentium MMX?). The lower score with the FX 5500 is not strange at all, it's perfectly normal. You are running a 2003 card with 2004 drivers on a 1997 PC. Those drivers were designed to work with fast CPUs like Athlon 64, Pentium 4, Athlon XP. …

Display resolution issues on nVidia drivers 4x.xx (and newer) compared to previous versions on a 1440p display (Win98)

Hi everyone, I have a strange issue, which I noticed some time ago but it didn't bother me too much, however I'd really like to find a solution now. I don't know if this is a common issue or it's something specific to my 1440p monitor (which, btw, is very retro friendly, supporting very high quality …

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