First post, by 386SX
I searched in old threads and I've read someone had variable results with FX cards using on a Socket 7 mainboards. I've got a Zotac FX 5200 PCI 128Mb and from the old specs it seems a PCI v2.2 card as requirement while the 430VX board I was thinking to try this has v2.1 PCI bus. There are any power requirements limits I've to consider or maybe other problems with these two different bus or simply it should work. From my test it's not like easy on the power demand and close probably to the PCI bus limit, also considering the big heatsink temperature usually and the watt meter at the wall in the past.
For now I'm using a P-MMX 233Mhz with a Rage Pro PCI 4MB (slower than I thought) but I might switch to the only fastest K6-3 400Mhz I can use as compatible cpu so it might be a good upgrade I suppose.
Thanks for any suggestions.