Reply 20 of 26, by Rikintosh
cyclone3d wrote on 2023-06-15, 04:20:Rikintosh wrote on 2023-06-15, 04:14:serialShinobi wrote on 2023-06-15, 00:12:
Yes. I am learning that Pentium 4 CPUs were available with an x86 instruction set which is compatible with Win98. […]
Yes. I am learning that Pentium 4 CPUs were available with an x86 instruction set which is compatible with Win98.
But they all used netburst. Which is not a good fit for i686 based software organization.
As in, you know, wasting a much more advanced system on a simple i686 thread.
I wanted to say 1.0 thousand MHz earlier. I felt that it was weird that their clock rate could be exactly one gigaahertz.
Here is a good article I found that compares Netburst to it's predecessor 13 years after the launch of first Netburst CPUs, the Pentium 4.
It's also a bit difficult to get pci express cards working in windows 98, it requires a bit more setup.
You can even use the latest Pentium 4 3.8Ghz which will work just as well. Although, a Pentium M running at 2.4ghz is almost as fast as a P4 3.8, but using 1/4 of the energy/TDP required.
PCIe problems in Win98SE ???? didn't have a single problem getting a 7900GTX running in 98Se on a S775 board with an Intel C2D CPU.
PCIe should be transparent to 98SE.
I had problems with PCIe, the system doesn't see it correctly, on some motherboards, the system shows "Standard PCI to PCIE bridge" because the PCIe interface requires a driver to communicate with the video card. In others, there are problems with IRQ, and the way the system understands this by talking to the bios. nvidia and ATI seemed to be shitting on PCIe support in w9x, it was extremely painful to get a geforce 6200 pci-e working
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