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Re: Sound cards - from best to worst

I would recommend a non-pnp / jumper controlled card for a 486 system. So the ES688 (dedicated OPL3) or ES1688 (ESFM) would be good choice if available. Why shouldn't I use PnP on mobo with PnP capable BIOS? If you have a pnp bios, pnp card is fine. ES1868f is fenerally good quality, easy setup and …

Re: Quick/easy/dirty mod to make thin clients like Fujitsu Futro S220 or TECO TR3540 works with some soundcards !

Thank you very much. Prez helped out alot as he figured out that the Futro doesn't have the required 12v pci support and how to fix it. I already noticed that the ESS Solo has a wavetable connector. I found a dream blaster s2 daughterboard at https://www.serdashop.com/waveblaster It says it is …

Re: Sound cards - from best to worst

I don't really see any major compelling reason to get an ES1879 if you've already got an ES1868. I'm building second 486 box so it needs some sort of soundcard. I found ES1879 not far from my place and slightly cheaper than ES1868's on the market. But I'm suffering of driver problems on Win'95. :( …

Re: Best VGA for 386 and 286

The OTI 1067 isn't that bad. Alt least in my benchmarks on a 486 machine. https://youtu.be/0Tu75_q7bm4 So I think the OTI 1087 as it's successor should be a good choice, as well as the Trident 8900 wich is faster than it's low budget successor the 9000b. Realtek kards are generally said to be slow, …

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