Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

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Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby Baoran » 2017-12-02 @ 20:34

I have Asus A8V deluxe motherboard and I noticed that it has win98 drivers on asus home page. I assume it would not work with any dual core cpu in win98se even with drivers? I just wanted to make sure I know what limitations there are if I tried to build win98 system using this motherboard. Sata should work in win98se, right? Or would there be problems installing win98se on a sata hard drive or using sata optical drive for the cd?
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Re: Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby martin939 » 2017-12-02 @ 22:52

SATA drivers work fine in 98SE, just format the HDD to FAT32 and make sure SATA is set to Legacy/IDE/Compatible mode.
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Re: Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby chrismeyer6 » 2017-12-02 @ 22:55

You can use a dual core CPU with windows 95,98, and ME just fine only one of the cores will be visible and the second one will just sit idle you also should be able to disable the unused core or for a best of both worlds you can dual boot 2000 or XP ether one will be able to utilize the other core.
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Re: Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby SW-SSG » 2017-12-03 @ 01:06

You will want to get the latest chipset and storage driver packages from the VIA site, instead of using the older ones on the Asus site.

In particular, you will want the Hyperion 4-in-1, and the VIA V-RAID 6.10C package (listed under "IDE, SATA & RAID" / "VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller").

I'm not sure about the A8V Deluxe, but on my K8V-X SE (with VT8237R southbridge), there is no option in the BIOS at all to change the mode of the SATA ports, meaning they are set to "RAID" mode indefinitely. If this is the case also for the A8V Deluxe, you will need to use an IDE device instead to install Windows on. Afterwards it should be possible to access SATA devices from within Win98 after installing the drivers (though I haven't tested this).
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Re: Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby Baoran » 2017-12-03 @ 03:30

I don't remember it being always in raid mode. The sata ports use separate promise sata controller that most likely will require drivers. That is one reason I was worried about being able to install win98 if I use sata optical drive or sata hard drive.

SW-SSG wrote:You will want to get the latest chipset and storage driver packages from the VIA site, instead of using the older ones on the Asus site.

In particular, you will want the Hyperion 4-in-1, and the VIA V-RAID 6.10C package (listed under "IDE, SATA & RAID" / "VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller").

I'm not sure about the A8V Deluxe, but on my K8V-X SE (with VT8237R southbridge), there is no option in the BIOS at all to change the mode of the SATA ports, meaning they are set to "RAID" mode indefinitely. If this is the case also for the A8V Deluxe, you will need to use an IDE device instead to install Windows on. Afterwards it should be possible to access SATA devices from within Win98 after installing the drivers (though I haven't tested this).
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Re: Asus A8V deluxe and win98.

Postby SW-SSG » 2017-12-03 @ 05:02

Baoran wrote:I don't remember it being always in raid mode. The sata ports use separate promise sata controller that most likely will require drivers.

Two of the SATA ports are attached to the VT8237 southbridge, while the other two (coloured red in pictures I saw) are attached to the Promise controller.
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