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Reply 20 of 38, by BitWrangler

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I was digging for the deets, turned up a review in Russian...
https://overclockers.ru/hardnews/show/11344/M … a_533_MGc_shine
and the previous edition of this thread
486, Pentium Pentium2 or Pentium 3 in XT case?
and I was getting some hits on Japanese auction pages, so seems there's still a few in circulation over there if you wanna open that can of worms.

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Reply 21 of 38, by Sphere478

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-12-30, 01:29:
I was digging for the deets, turned up a review in Russian... https://overclockers.ru/hardnews/show/11344/M … a_533_MGc_shine an […]
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I was digging for the deets, turned up a review in Russian...
https://overclockers.ru/hardnews/show/11344/M … a_533_MGc_shine
and the previous edition of this thread
486, Pentium Pentium2 or Pentium 3 in XT case?
and I was getting some hits on Japanese auction pages, so seems there's still a few in circulation over there if you wanna open that can of worms.

You found it!!

I believe that’s the last and fastest you can go in baby AT without doing a SBC

I’m not sure what the fastest sbc would be. Others may know.

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Reply 22 of 38, by Repo Man11

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Wow, who knew? More info on the P4XB here: https://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/337/337630/

"The P4XB is a Baby AT form factor with a size of 220 x 220 mm. The power connector is equipped with both AT / ATX. The expansion slot can be equipped with up to 2GB of PC133-compatible SDRAM with a configuration of 4xAGP x 1, PCI x 2, and DIMM x 2. It also has a Realtek 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX Ethernet controller. Since it is an AT mother, the only connector that is directly attached like the ATX is the AT keyboard, so naturally you will need to use the attached bracket. There are four brackets, USB / serial / parallel + PS2 mouse / sound / LAN, and if you use all the interfaces, the slot on the case side will be filled up considerably. By the way, I'm wondering if Pentium 4 works normally with AT power supply, but this time it is actually Pentium 42.5 3GHz + Antec 300W AT power supply "PP-300V" + "Millenium G200 AGP" I was able to confirm that Windows 98 started in the configuration (however, it is unknown whether it can be operated with all power supplies)."

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Reply 23 of 38, by rmay635703

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In a past life I had an unlimited supply of AT Mid towers with 250-300 watt PSUs, OK memory, floppies, CDs, HDs, keyboard etc

I would have loved to be able to plop in a 900mhz-1.2ghz Duron using the existing case and parts, sadly even “in the day” finding a Socket A AT was nearly impossible , I never had Intel parts so s370 were mostly useless and expensive at that time.

As for an AT Style P4 with SDRAM (not even ddr), I think that would be “mostly useless” unless you just want case compatibility and swap the PSU for ATX

Reply 24 of 38, by gex85

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While researching the Commate P4XB (didn't know it existed), I found out about the Zida "Tomato" TX810E / TX810EB / TX810EU+BU models. These are Socket 370 boards and at least the TX810EU and BU variants have native Tualatin support.
Seems that Zida had quite a few Baby AT boards in their lineup, the newer ones being mostly Slot 1 and Socket 370 with various chipsets from Intel, SiS and VIA:
https://web.archive.org/web/20020609161437/ht … .com/index2.htm
http://www.nodevice.su/equipment/motherboards … _tomato/p1.html
https://ascii-jp.translate.goog/elem/000/000/ … =en&_x_tr_hl=de

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Reply 26 of 38, by Sphere478

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Plasma wrote on 2021-12-30, 09:48:

You could install a mini ITX board in the case, offset towards the front. Then extend the ports to expansion slot brackets.

It may also be possible to install a mini atx and unsolder the ports on the mobo and just use the slots but you’ll have to make new mounting points and move it down

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Reply 28 of 38, by BitWrangler

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NIce, if it takes a Pentium M 755 or 765, if it's stuck on Banias then the P4 or heavily overclocked PIII-S might be level or get ahead. Yay 4 ISA, boo, no AGP.

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Reply 29 of 38, by Lylat1an

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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2021-12-30, 11:48:

How about the Corvalent Gator AT

MN-GMEBT-01.pdf

I found some of those on Ebay, but I can't judge whether or not one will actually be an upgrade from my SS7 board. (I'd also need to cut up a clone chassis for the CPU to fit in the drive bay area of my case)

I may be willing to sacrifice AGP graphics for a SATA II or III card, on the condition the PCI slots are revision 2.3 or better.

However, I'm not having any luck finding that information in the Corvalent manuals. Can somebody help me?

Reply 30 of 38, by cyclone3d

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There are very few SATA II cards that have drivers for 98SE.

None that are SATA III

Plus, if it PCI, there is pretty much no reason for anything over SATA 1, as the PCI bus speed maxes out at 133MB/s

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Reply 31 of 38, by Sphere478

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:42:

There are very few SATA II cards that have drivers for 98SE.

None that are SATA III

Plus, if it PCI, there is pretty much no reason for anything over SATA 1, as the PCI bus speed maxes out at 133MB/s

Promise tx4 sata II 300 worked with windows ME

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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 32 of 38, by Lylat1an

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:42:

There are very few SATA II cards that have drivers for 98SE.

None that are SATA III

Plus, if it PCI, there is pretty much no reason for anything over SATA 1, as the PCI bus speed maxes out at 133MB/s

Good point...

Still, I'll be using SATA III SSDs.

Reply 33 of 38, by Lylat1an

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The Promise SATA150 TX2plus looks like the best option for a card with Windows 98 support since I'd like to use a native IDE device, but it still needs PCI version 2.3.

Does the Corvalent Raptor AT support that spec?

Reply 34 of 38, by cyclone3d

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Sphere478 wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:53:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:42:

There are very few SATA II cards that have drivers for 98SE.

None that are SATA III

Plus, if it PCI, there is pretty much no reason for anything over SATA 1, as the PCI bus speed maxes out at 133MB/s

Promise tx4 sata II 300 worked with windows ME

It works, but there are no drivers for it so it would be stuck in compatibility mode.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 35 of 38, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Lylat1an wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:29:
I found some of those on Ebay, but I can't judge whether or not one will actually be an upgrade from my SS7 board. (I'd also ne […]
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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2021-12-30, 11:48:

How about the Corvalent Gator AT

MN-GMEBT-01.pdf

I found some of those on Ebay, but I can't judge whether or not one will actually be an upgrade from my SS7 board. (I'd also need to cut up a clone chassis for the CPU to fit in the drive bay area of my case)

I may be willing to sacrifice AGP graphics for a SATA II or III card, on the condition the PCI slots are revision 2.3 or better.

However, I'm not having any luck finding that information in the Corvalent manuals. Can somebody help me?

Nothing on the product brief either, but as the spec of the chipset is PCI 2.2, I'd guess its no better than that

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Reply 36 of 38, by Sphere478

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 20:29:
Sphere478 wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:53:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:42:

There are very few SATA II cards that have drivers for 98SE.

None that are SATA III

Plus, if it PCI, there is pretty much no reason for anything over SATA 1, as the PCI bus speed maxes out at 133MB/s

Promise tx4 sata II 300 worked with windows ME

It works, but there are no drivers for it so it would be stuck in compatibility mode.

99% sure that I have drivers for it

Sphere's PCB projects.
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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 37 of 38, by cyclone3d

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Sphere478 wrote on 2022-01-01, 02:15:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 20:29:
Sphere478 wrote on 2021-12-31, 19:53:

Promise tx4 sata II 300 worked with windows ME

It works, but there are no drivers for it so it would be stuck in compatibility mode.

99% sure that I have drivers for it

Post them up then. I sure haven't been able to find any that work.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 38 of 38, by Sphere478

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-01-01, 04:00:
Sphere478 wrote on 2022-01-01, 02:15:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-31, 20:29:

It works, but there are no drivers for it so it would be stuck in compatibility mode.

99% sure that I have drivers for it

Post them up then. I sure haven't been able to find any that work.

Not home atm, I’ll send you what I have when I get back. you’ll have to try them on a 9x/me install and let me know which one it is as I don’t have any 9x/me installs at the moment, only xp and 10. Pm me your email.

Sphere's PCB projects.
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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)