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Reply 140 of 149, by gedbag

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Has anyone ever had trouble with NEC chipset USB 2.0 cards? I recently acquired one for my PIII system but it just wrecks stability. Instant reboot when I plug in a USB drive but also random reboots if I don't. My PCI slots are pretty much all full and I wonder if it's just too much with the added USB 2.0 card. I've read some stuff regarding issues when using a USB 2.0 card and a SB Live! at the same time. Is there something to that?

Reply 142 of 149, by gedbag

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Been trying a bunch of drivers yesterday and I didn't get anywhere unfortunately. It either freezes the PC immediately or some other card stops working and the PC starts freezing later on. I think I'll just give up and use network shares, since they are pretty much the same speed.

Reply 144 of 149, by gedbag

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It's an Asus TUSL2-C with Intel 815EP chipset. The USB 2.0 card is an Adaptec AUA-4000C. Honestly with the way it behaves (freezes the system anytime it's asked to do anything) I wouldn't rule out a defective card.

Reply 146 of 149, by Cosmic

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Another +1 for NEC chips. I picked up this SiiG branded card today. USB 2.0 works fine under Windows 98 (NUSB36E.EXE) and OpenBSD 7.0.

Attached are benches against the onboard USB 1.0 VIA chipset (FIC VA-503+), K6-2 500MHz, using my fastest Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 USB drive. It's about 0.9 MB/s vs 7.5 MB/s. One of the devices shows up with the multimedia icon, I thought that was interesting.

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Reply 148 of 149, by tpapic

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smeezekitty wrote on 2014-04-27, 07:58:
swaaye wrote:

What cards have you guys used that work reliably on old boards? I have a card with a VIA controller and it isn't even detected by 440BX or AMD 750. It does work on newer chipsets like KT266 though.

I am surprised even on my 486 board both opti 82c261 and VIA vt83c572 are both picked up. I cannot verify functionality because Win95 has terrible USB support
but once I upgrade the RAM I can test it. A P2/P3 era chipset should have no problems with USB cards

Hi, for DOS 6.22, there are some drivers for usb hub, usb keyboard, usb mouse and usb pendrive / storage devices,
it´s surreal using the good old norton commander with the F: usb drive!!!
slow, ....but works

Reply 149 of 149, by maverick85

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i used an nec board on my 440bx. flawless
NEC D720101

ASRock 98
Win98SE Desktop
ASRock
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
1 x 512MB 667 MHz DDR2
Soundblaster SB0100 + Altec Lansing ADA885
ATi Radeon X800XT 256MB GDDR3
1 x SATA 120GB HDD
1 x SATA DVD-RW