First post, by Juan-san
Motherboard: Compaq 06C4h (Intel 815, non B-step)
Processor: Pentium III 800EB
RAM: 256MB (2x128) PC100 (FSB:DRAM 4:3)
Graphics: XFX GeForce4 MX440-SE 64mb DDR (64-bit bus)
Sound: Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer (CT4760)
HDD: 80GB WD800BB
ODD: HL-DT-ST GSA-4163B
OS: Windows 98 SE w/ updates
3DMark benchmark points & average FPS in game tests @ 1280x720 (current monitor doesn't support 1024x768):
99 MAX: 4317 / 43,6
2000: 3454 / 47,98
2001: 2655 / 33,9
3DBench 1.0c: 3159 points
Chris's 3D Benchmark 320x200: 774,3 points / 464,5 fps
PC Player Benchmark 640x480: 83,8 fps
DOOM max. details: 2134 gametics / 971 realtics
Quake timedemo 640x480: 59,7 fps
.Get a P-III 1000EB (fastest CPU supported by this board)
.Replace the MX440-SE for something better and with a 128-bit memory bus.
.2 sticks of 256MB of PC133 RAM.
.Move to an ATX or micro-ATX case, plus new PSU.
.Find a working 3.5 FDD to flash the BIOS (686P0 v1.10 to v2.04), 'cause a Gotek is too expensive.
The reason for the BIOS flash is because the current one isn't allowing Win98 to manage system resources (adding a second PCI card causes a conflict), and there is no option for PnP OS in the system's setup screen, so I want to check if a newer BIOS can fix this.