First post, by pentiumspeed
I have a Dell version of TNT2 M64 16MB with two PCI buffers ICs near PCI connector but I'm having a problem with this for intended goal:
Since I only have one socket 7 pentium Micronics M55Hi Plus board based on 430HX chipset, 64MB, 200mhz. Even PCI support is version 2.1 but;
Yet I cannot get this TNT2 M64 card to initialize on boot up, no video. But I can use FX 5200 (128bits) PCI and another PCI video card with no problems. Same TNT2 M64 get initializes fine on any motherboards I have.
Problem with this is finding good PCI video cards can be expensive easily.
Intended goal for this Pentium 200 machine is for DOS games that cannot be run right on PII even at 233mhz with AGP video card (too fast even AGP too?). I thought TNT2 as basic VGA could be faster than these these and but finding anything PCI video cards stronger than S3 or Cirrus Logic video card is not easy.
I have a PIII 500 with BX board working very well but I don't know if this can support some fussy DOS games compatiablity-wise and early, middle Win98se sufficiently?
I have plenty of AGP video cards to choose from. I have few overkill AGP boards for P4 and Athlon XP CPUs as well but this will be built later for 98se/2000 and early XP. For anything else that is happy on XP, I have plenty of PCIe boards to choose from as well and I'm not concerned about this.