First post, by mjd93
Long-time lurker, first-time poster; unfortunately, I've run into a problem that's proving rather challenging, and I figured I'd seek the wisdom of the Vogons posters. (Please let me know if this is being posted in the right place, happy to move it across if need be!)
I recently upgraded the video card in my retro Win9x build from a failing MX440SE (64MB) to a Galax FX5500 (256MB), but have run into nothing but issues with my new purchase. Having tried with both Windows 98SE and XP, I'm getting numerous Code 12 errors in Device Manager. It seems as though the memory ranges that my FX5500 is trying to use clash with the resources used by the motherboard.
Win98 claims that it's clashing with the "System board extension for ACPI BIOS", but even changing my system type back to a standard PC hasn't yielded any success, even under XP.
Thus far, I've tried;
- Disabling ACPI from the BIOS (no luck)
- Disabling unused ports in the BIOS (serial/parallel ports primarily)
- Disabling and enabling reserved IRQs for VGA
- Disabling ACPI within Windows XP; tried within 98SE as well but with no real luck
- Reinstalling both the VIA chipset and nVidia drivers
- Upping the AGP aperture setting; it maxes out at 128MB even with the latest BIOS update
- Updating the BIOS; did this in the past to fix another issue but there's nothing newer than April '01 on the Gigabyte website
My system specifications are as follows:
CPU: Pentium 3 800EB (800Mhz)
MB: Gigabyte GA-6VXE7+ Rev 1.0 (with VIA Apollo Pro chipset; had to make do with what was available!)
RAM: 512MB SDRAM
CPU: Galax FX5500 (256MB VRAM)
Storage: 1x CF-IDE adapter (usually a 16GB card), 1x 80GB IDE HDD, 1x CD-RW, 1x DVD-RW, 1x 3.5" FDD
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value (PCI)
Other PCI cards: Intel 10/100 NIC (can confirm model number)
OS: Windows 98SE (with a few unofficial updates and such), Windows XP SP3
I'd like to get the configuration working if possible but am realistic about the possibility I'll have to cut my losses and switch back to my old card/change motherboards.
Thanks in advance! I'm hoping that after finally biting the bullet and making an account, I can contribute back to the site that's already given me so much guidance. 😀