First post, by haker120
I got FOXCONN G31MX-46GMX for free with a PC case and case was used with another project of mine (C2Q 9650 + GTX650) with phisically desoldered on-board VGA port (the rest untouched), I put for it crappy PSU I planned to get rid of (take me 400), I put unwanted Sound Blaster SB0220 (because of drivers), CPU is C2D 1.6GHz (and I'm too lazy to check model 😁) and GPU, for some time I had my only one spare PCI-E GeForce 710, now I put there with low profile bracket. Nvidia NVS300. My questions are simple.
1. Is actually used GPU a good choice?
2. Does SB0220 support Sound Blaster Pro (or any) in XP or in Win9X (for me SB0100 is decent in other machine but that OEM is annoying)? EAS works great as I tested in Half Life for example so card mostly work with painfully found drivers.
3. Does ANY of DOS games run under XP (x86)? I had luck with some 9x games, these that support any Glide emulation with DX9 what work surprisingly good with this machine.
4. I guess ME or anything under win2K is a no-no for LGA775?
As a bonus question that apply for either 9X OSes or XP, for PCI cards that support legacy DOS do exist any hassle free that actually works? For me close one is Solo-1 but compatibility depends from mobo and SB-Link that actually makes no sense to me as most of consumers mobos (I am aware of) that have it actually have legit non emulated ISA slot.
I have these: Solo-1, YMF7x4, CMI8738, Maestro-1, Maestro-2, Allegro (not -1 which I assume has no legacy DOS compatibility), Audigy 2 ZS and Aureal Vortex 2. If there exists something better and even sounds crappy, but decent as for that usage, I'd be more than happy to order one. 😁
That PC is made from trash parts, mobo was given for free with case as damaged. GPU I bought for veeeeeeery cheap as for my country pricing standards, sound card I literally found in box full of trashed parts with some other better ones), PSU... no comment 🤣, processor and stock cooling were already mounted, HDD was dead but tons of full formats revived it what still gives me huge WTF and SATA DVD drive picked from the same mentioned box of ewaste.