I was inspired by OMORES to push my Windows 98 experiments a little further. I finally managed to install Windows 98 SE on my Core i7-4790K retro rocket I normally use with Windows XP and Windows 7. I just needed Rloew’s PATCHMEM and SPLIT8MB utilities to get past a VXD error during the install.
Here’s my new Windows 98/Me Retro Rocket:
- Asrock H97 Fatal1ty Performance
- Core i7-4790K Stock (4.0GHz Base, 4.4GHz Turbo)
- 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM (Limited to less than 4GB in 32-bit software)
- Radeon x800 XL
- Sound Blaster Live!
- Realtek 8139 10/100 Network Adapter
- Via PCI-E USB 1.1/2.0 Adapter
- LG BD-RE Drive
- LG DVD-RW Drive
- Generic 64GB SATA SSD
I also posted a new score to the Win98SE 3Dmark 2001 drag-race for fun:
3DMark 2001 SE+Windows 98SE Benchmark competition/scoreboard?
Edit: I played around with the system some more, and I reverted to a Sound Blaster Live! from an Audigy 2ZS. The Audigy just produced a lot of noise in some situations, and older SB Live! drivers seem to work better if I have the card in a certain slot. I bet the Audigy doesn't play well with the PCI-E to PCI bridge on the motherboard.