First post, by britain4
I’ve just done a “new” Windows 98 build out of some parts I had laying around. The P3 and board I had from a previous PC, as with the case, and the rest was harvested from a broken P4 office PC - the GPU is currently “borrowed” from my WinMe system as the one from the P4 was toast.
Had a fun time with the BIOS on the MSI 6119 board as the latest AMI one doesn’t support large hard drives. Had to flash to the Award one which thankfully worked fine.
Anyway my question is the MSI site is a bit contradictory as it says the latest BIOS supports Coppermine but then it says elsewhere on the same page that only boards with a blue sticker on the I/O chip (which my board doesn’t have) support it. But I don’t know if the sticker just means the board was flashed with that BIOS by default or if there’s some sort of hardware requirement?
If I can’t go to Coppermine it probably isn’t worth changing from a 450 Katmai to a 600...
- P-MMX 200MHZ, PCChips M598LMR, Voodoo
- P-MMX 233MHz, FIC PA2013, S3 ViRGE + Voodoo
- PII 400MHz, MSI MS6119, ATI Rage Pro Turbo + Voodoo2 SLI
- PIII 1400MHz, ECS P6IPAT, Voodoo5 5500
- Toshiba Libretto 110CT, 300MHz, 96MB RAM