First post, by rfsapiens
I have my super socket 7 retro PC rig fully working (which consists on a AMD K6-III+ cpu @ 550 MHz on a Alladin V motherboard (Iwill XA100 Plus) with 512MB SDRAM PC100 Memory and a Nvidia Geforce FX5900ZT Graphics card) I have it doing dual boot with windows XP and windows 98SE all is working fine on Windows XP but on Windows 98SE I have random lockups on direct3D and openGL games... I changed the drivers to the 45.23 ; 52.16 version; 53.34, 56.64 all work (the 56.64 is the driver that works better than the others because those drivers won't even assume AGP acceleration at all) but then I have random lockups or even the system sometimes won't start on 98SE staying stuck in the boot for no aparent reason. On Windows XP I have it all stable with 52.16 drivers.
The problem is that I tried everything on this Win98SE installation and also changing the AGP drivers to 1.80 and 1.72 and 1.60 and all is behaving the same way.... Sometimes the system is stable but then when I restart it it doesn't work anymore unless I go to safemode and remove the nvidia drivers... The 6x.xx drivers causes BSOD on 3D so they're out of the question.
What should I do? Switch to an AGP 2x ATI card like the 8500 / 9500 or so which is cheaper than some old Geforce 3 cards?
I'm looking forward to hear a reply from you soon and thank you in advance for your kind attention and support. 😀
With the best regards,