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Re: My first retro project

1) Is there a setting in your BIOS to set your SATA ports to compatibility mode (disable AHCI)? I've had success using SATA hard drives straight up connected to the motherboard's SATA ports in Windows 98. You might not need to use the adapter at all. https://www.top-password.com/blog/wp-content/ …

Re: My first retro project

Nice build! This will be a great system for Windows XP. I remember always wanting a floppy / card reader combo drive just like that one. I never got a chance to own one though. You will probably need an unofficial patch to run with 2GB of memory in Windows 98. From what I've read, Windows 98 is …

Re: My first dedicated XP build

Watch out for the 5V rail on your power supply. I expect your choice of CPU could be a problem: the Athlon XP (and the vast majority of Socket A motherboards) usually uses 5V to power the CPU. Modern computers primarily use the 12V rail, and thus modern power supplies deliver most of the power …

Re: Audigy 2 ZS under Windows 95?

I tried googling "audigy 2 zs PCMCIA driver" for you... The first hit was the official Creative support page which lists drivers, the oldest OS being Windows XP. No driver for Win 9x. The third hit happened to be an existing thread in Vogons where the it seems the conclusion was that it doesn't work …

Re: vintage budget cards instead of 'good' cards

Nothing wrong with using budget cards.... maybe in some cases you might feel reluctant to put hours on expensive stuff (and maybe risk them dying). Some of the collectors hardware also has terrible reliability. As you described, using lower end hardware that's a generation or two newer than your …

Re: The Athlon 64 Frustration Build

Yes, it is amazing that the in-box coolers for many generations of AMD processors still fit on socket 754/939 motherboards from 17 years ago!!! This is particularly useful because I expect a lot of people with new Ryzen builds are using a 3rd party cooler (Liquid, Closed Loop, big air, etc). The …

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