First post, by paradigital
I'm attempting to put together a 1999 build with the following specs:
MSI MS-6191 (AMD 750 Chipset)
Slot-A Athlon 900
128MB PC133 (TwinMOS)
Creative Labs CT6970 (3D Blaster Annihilator Pro)
Now I've got this up and running using Windows 98SE, but it's incredibly unstable. Crashing anywhere from 30s after booting into the OS up to maybe 30 minutes (I have managed a single run through of 3DMark 99 MAX before it crashed before).
Replaced PSU with known good PSU that will happily run my Slot 1 build all day long.
Replaced GPU with known good Geforce 2 GTS, and known good TNT 2 Ultra.
Disabled USB in the BIOS.
Multiple different RAM sticks.
I was in the middle of troubleshooting when the machine suddenly wouldn't POST any longer. I took a hunch and flashed the BIOS directly using my TL866+ and it began to POST and boot again. This was (along with the Geforce 2 GTS) when I managed to have it stable enough to run 3DMark 99 Max, once. It still randomly crashes and I'm running out of ideas.
I know that Irongate boards can be finicky at the best of times, but I'd have thought it would be more stable than 30s to 30 mins uptime.
Does anyone have a list of "best" drivers to try? Or any other ideas to look into stability?
Thanks in advance!