Reply 260 of 467, by ruthan
zeratulbla : Fe random notes:
- heat problems, one ugly solution could be PCI/E / AGP extender / ribbon cables to place card physically far from them-self, but its usually ugly.. you need to them somewhere at MB low level, or under MB, if you have big case and even slots under MB. Other solution would be special fans with mounting kit to put them at the top of 2 or more videocards from side.. other solution would be fan on some flexible arm - so that some modern pc youtubers are using them.
- video cards and Windows 98 - Nvidia Geforce 4-7 have problem with full screen Dos mod - its simply end with black screen, details here:
Dos games on Geforce 2/4/5/6/7 and LCD in Win98SE, black screen in fullscreen mode..Nvidia drivers 5x.yz + problem // So there is there are not good for Windows 98.
Im using radeon X300,X600,X800,X850 series of cards they are PCI-E/AGP and at least PCI-E versions are working fine for my in WIndows 98 on some board, i want to get AGP too but is not cheap i would need some additional better cooling solution. I dunno if X700 is using some driver of not, it could be VIA chipset problem.. I tested them only with modern intel chipsets like X58,Z97,X99 etc.. and with AMD970 (AM3).
- this machine would probally run fine with MS-DOS 6.22 or 7.1 (but you have to use JEMM, JEMMEX or QEMM instead of EMM386).
- Win98 RAM - i had to use some patches because otherwise he wouldnt be able to boot, with HIMMEX is safe value 11xx MB something, for more you need rloew paid Patches, other solution is burnmem.sys from Russia, it would probably work also up to 11xx MB.
Update: GeForce 6800 Ultra vs Radeon X800XT benchmark with Core 2 Duo system
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.