First post, by DeadnightWarrior
As I'm struggling with my old rig (AMD Duron, Via KM133, integrated S3 Savage, integrated SB PCI128) I'm considering a "new" platform for my multiboot project.
Wanting to have maximum compatibility and flexibility, I made a checklist of the things that should help in achieving this.
- ATX or Micro ATX (preferred) motherboard with ISA slot(s) for a sound card such as a Sound Blaster 16 or AWE32 / 64
- AGP graphics card with drivers for Windows 9x and XP and possibly able to achieve at least 1024x768 resolution under Windows 3.x (with a generic driver perhaps?)
- 10/100 (1000 if possible) Ethernet card on either PCI (preferred) or ISA slot, working in both DOS/Win3.x and 9x/XP.
Based on the research I made, it seems I could be stuck with a Socket 370 and/or Socket A platform, so that means nothing more powerful than a Coppermine PIII or Thunderbird Athlon.
Is it right or is there any other more recent chipset supporting ISA?
Video cards old enough to have drivers for Windows 3.x are TOO old for what I want to do, so I'm wondering if there's a "universal" Win3.x driver to at least have a decent resolution (I've been trying multiple drivers with my Via KM133 / S3 Savage but all I'm able to use is a cut down 640x480... not even the generic "svga" works!).
That being said, Win3.x is not essential, if it's too hard to make it work I can sacrifice it.
Thank you very much 😀