Reply 40 of 42, by Ydee
Alistar1776 wrote on 2022-08-15, 00:26:
Greatly appreciate the info. It seems, according to the links you sent, the M598LR is the one to actually support my AMD K6-2 350, while the M590 doesnt have it in the support list. When I got the boards, they both had an AMD K6-2 in them, so im assuming some info is wrong. For sound, I intended on adding a sound card anyway. Something like a SB16, or AWE32. Tho, my next question is about the psu connections on these boards. There seems to be atx, and the older style connectors both. And i also have power supplies that have both connectors. Will they run on either or, or do both types of connections need to be plugged in?
The M590 has a dedicated VRAM on the board (4 or 8MB depending on the version), the GPU is a SiS 6326, don't expect any big performances from that. Better than a wire to the eye, of course. Some drivers had a memory problem in 3DM99 (they reported a lack of VRAM for the default resolution of 800x600), the verified good driver is the so called "High Angle" version.
Audio CMI 8330 isn't that bad (it supports SB Pro/16/2.0, Adlib and WSS) and has an OPL3 FM clone. Of course, it's not PCI audio, like trying to suggest a label, it's ISA chip.
Lastly, with the last BIOS, modified by Jan Steunebrink, it can also K6-2/+ and K6-III/+. Despite the PC100 stickers suggesting the possibility of a 100MHz FSB, the SiS5595/5591 used chipset can only do 66/75/83 MHz stable, at 100MHz it is highly unstable and unusable. I run K6-2 300@380 at FSB 83MHz on it.