First post, by Shodan486
So I finally decided to build a box that will suffice all my needs and intentions to be done on this mobo, so here's a little summary of my choice and items that have been obtained just recently at ebay:
Mobo: Asus PVI-486SP3
CPU: Am5x86 133MHz
RAM: 2x 32MB FPM 70ns
VGA: Ati 3D Xpression 1MB WRAM VLB, Voodoo2 12MB 3Dfx PCI OEM (need to check)
HDD: 40GB PATA + CD-ROM on PATA/SATA/USB PCI extensiond card.
Audio: SoundForte 16S (questions) ISA
LAN: You say - ISA Vs. PCI
PSU : 300W AT low price brand
Plus I have a huge Intel / Creative ISA video capture card, so I plan to play with that also.
I have several questions though, so let's get started:
-Can somebody confirm that this mobo can OC the CPU to the 160MHz, meaning a 40MHz FSB?
-Does this mobo support EDO RAM?
-Does that soundcard have a support for MPU-401?
-About the LAN card: Actually I don't want to surf or anything, just try to enable file sharing on the machine and enable the write access to other network users using winXP, since win95 won't be reading NTFS (or is there a workaround?) I plan to copy a small amount of data, for about 2GB for now. A 10Mbit NIC is slow, I know but can spare the time. But I say for games it would be enough. Any ISA NIC recommendation?
I guess there is no win95 SATA driver out there in the mighty Internet? 😅
Actually I've got one more question - has any one achieved 200MHz on CPU with this particular mobo?
In the end I plan to use win95 and try a crazy thing - Windows XP FLP 🤣. Also some multi boot utility, coz I wanna stick another drive in there using the onboard IDE channel, just for DOS and games.
MOBO: PVI-486SP3 Rev 1.2
VIDEO: Matrox Millenium 2MB/Voodoo2 12MB/Video Blaster VT300
AUDIO: SB Vibra16 FM
SCSI: 72GB 15k RPM HDD/YAMAHA CD-RW 16x/ZIP drive + FDD drive
NIC: 3Com Etherlink III
PSU: 230W Generic
OS: Win95 OSR2.5