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Reply 80 of 91, by Sphere478

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With and without my usb 2.0 card

Which card should I buy to replace it?

I have a 3.0 card but that won’t work in win ME right?

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🖥Dual socket 7 build

Reply 81 of 91, by ltning

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Sedrosken wrote on 2021-03-23, 08:56:

Look at making a floppy with the plop bootloader on it. It worked just fine on my PPro machine with a USB card when I still had it.

I didn't know of that one.. It does sorta work, but can't actually boot anything from any of the USB controllers I've tried:
- Asus XP55T2P4 onboard USB
- D-Link DU-520 (NEC based, 5 ports) on a Gigabyte GA-586DX

What's even crazier is that the latter causes interrupt storms if I try to boot e.g. FreeBSD (over the network) while the card is installed, causing the device to shut down and the comptuer to lock up.

Plop seems useful for other purposes though, so it has a permanent spot in my toolchest now. Thanks!
Also tried the new (plop v6) loader, that one seems to have serious issues still :)

- love over gold -

Reply 83 of 91, by GuillermoXT

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I am using this one on Win98SE but when i plug a flash drive usb stick the system seems to slow down a bit.
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B001628FXA/ref=cm_sw … ZZTVP11V95WRQ3H

My Retrosystems:
K6-2 400 running Win98SE
P1-133 with Win3.11
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 5.0 on XT-IDE Card

Reply 85 of 91, by Sphere478

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betamax80 wrote on 2021-04-10, 01:55:

I have had success with SiS USB 2.0 chipsets on AMD K6-2 boards.

That’s super socket 7 right? Not a add in card?

I’m assuming that’s what you mean by chipsets just hoping I misunderstood, because I’m looking for a usb2 card that won’t slow down my 430tx board

🖥Craziest socket 7 build on a 430tx chipset
🖥Dual socket 7 build

Reply 86 of 91, by weedeewee

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Sphere478 wrote on 2021-04-12, 17:11:
betamax80 wrote on 2021-04-10, 01:55:

I have had success with SiS USB 2.0 chipsets on AMD K6-2 boards.

That’s super socket 7 right? Not a add in card?

I’m assuming that’s what you mean by chipsets just hoping I misunderstood, because I’m looking for a usb2 card that won’t slow down my 430tx board

Could you add which chipsets you've already tested? or summarize it as an update to the first post.

Reply 87 of 91, by KenjiUmino

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swaaye wrote on 2014-04-27, 17:29:

I just want to use it for storage. USB 1.1 is so slow. Can you guys post photos of your cards that do work on 1997-1999 boards?

The card that I have is some ultra cheapie with a VIA VT6212L but it simply doesn't work on chipsets before 2000-2001. My guess is the controller isn't the problem, the card's construction is.

that card looks exactly like the one i just bought to get some more usb ports on my main computer (haswell i7) - works out of the box and without problems on linux, but are there any win 9x drivers for this card?

if there are, i'd like to get another one and put it in my pentium 3 (440BX chipset AFAIK)

currently, i'm using this 2 port card in this pentium 3 that i pulled out of an old G3 power mac (the original transparent white/blue model)

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it works out of the box with win98SE, ME and up - no driver hunting required and no issues so far

as you can see in the picture, the writing on the silk screen says "HU-32C0"
and the writing on the chip says:

CMD
0670B-400
KAI6

Reply 88 of 91, by zapbuzz

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I'll just add everything USB2 on the PCI bus VIA chip based no problems for me 5x86 and up.
However slowdowns on 33mhz PCI bus but not on 66mhz
Thus if the system has only 33mhz PCI bus your best stuck with USB 1
but USB1 is still useful for usb mouse and keyboard

Reply 89 of 91, by betamax80

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weedeewee wrote on 2021-04-12, 17:21:
Sphere478 wrote on 2021-04-12, 17:11:
betamax80 wrote on 2021-04-10, 01:55:

I have had success with SiS USB 2.0 chipsets on AMD K6-2 boards.

That’s super socket 7 right? Not a add in card?

I’m assuming that’s what you mean by chipsets just hoping I misunderstood, because I’m looking for a usb2 card that won’t slow down my 430tx board

Could you add which chipsets you've already tested? or summarize it as an update to the first post.

No no, I'm talking about the controller chip on the PCI card.

Reply 90 of 91, by weedeewee

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betamax80 wrote on 2021-04-27, 14:49:
weedeewee wrote on 2021-04-12, 17:21:
Sphere478 wrote on 2021-04-12, 17:11:

That’s super socket 7 right? Not a add in card?

I’m assuming that’s what you mean by chipsets just hoping I misunderstood, because I’m looking for a usb2 card that won’t slow down my 430tx board

Could you add which chipsets you've already tested? or summarize it as an update to the first post.

No no, I'm talking about the controller chip on the PCI card.

I must've been falling asleep when I wrote that, anyway.
@betamax80 Could you take a photo of the card, with the chiplabel readable. It seems my google fu isn't up to snuf today.

Reply 91 of 91, by betamax80

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Honestly I'm struggling to find it now - I know that I installed it on my Athlon XP based system which is an ASrock board using a Mirage 1 chipset.
I have also spied (and purchased) a card with an ALi chipset which might be useful.
I guess what I'm saying is that when mixing and matching has been problematic I try to go to the same chipset provider as that which provided the northbridge / southbridge on the board.
I'm pretty sure that I had to get my SiS based PCI card second-hand which I rarely do.