Reply 20 of 58, by evasive
aaronkatrini wrote on 2021-05-30, 06:18:
One time I found this mATX PC-Chips with a Socket A and universal AGP for really cheap, it was my first time using a motherboard with SiS chipset. I don't know the exact model, but it is very common, but if you happen to find one, just run as far away from it as possible!
The design is so stupid, it has these two "big" electrolytic capacitors on the very left of the AGP slot, making it impossible to plug in some AGP cards.
Although the speed wasn't great, the major problem was compatibility with some AGP cards, especially with 3dfx and Matrox cards, where after installing the Video drivers, after a reboot you'd get just a white screen. This problem was documented on the internet, and apparently there was a BIOS Update that would fix this issue, but even after updating the Bios the problem would persist, at least with the Voodoo cards.
M810 series with SiS730 chipset most likely. I have the not-so-pleasant experience of doing coursework on one of these (slow, unstable). When I complained they said: "we will write these off 4 years early, we're sorry for your experience, replacement systems have been ordered already"