First post, by predator_085
Hi there need some further advice for pickung up up the right motherboard for upcoming win 98 gaming machine.
I figured out to potential buying options.
The gpu I would pick for both choices would always be a Gf 4 ti 4200. I am open of course to ther gpu suggestions as well but the gf4 has already been recommended here and it sounds really neat for me. The price is ok and the power should be amazing for the windows 98 era.
I would also considera adding vodoo 2 card to the set up in case I am lucky can find one at a good price and if my motherboard of choice would support it.
I am interested in either getting a Asus A7V600-X) with one of the athlon cpu
either xp or athlon 64 like a Athlon 64 New Castle based cpu for example.
I have read though that athlon cpus might have some driver issues with windows 98. The warning was rather cryptic though and I could not figure out if the warning was applied to all athlons or just for the xp or the 64 line.
Do you guys know more about that potential issue?
Option number 2 would be to pick one the last newer motherboard that still support win 98 like.
I think a LGA775 motherboard would be one of them if I am not wrong.
The LG 775 would support many different cpu
most of them would be too modern for windows 98. I think the most reasonable one would a Pentium 4 ? Is that assumption correct.
Which of these options would you guys recommend?
Which one would have the least chances of major issues with the win98 compatibility?
When dealing with such old hardware it is delusional to expect a out of the box solution that just works. I am fully aware of that but if there are some hardware combos where the likelyhood of "complications" is lower than with other configurations I would be keen on learning about them.