First post, by stealthjoe
I recently got two YMF724s in order to experience OPL3 on a PCI only system. First ran the Yamaha driver setup under 98 and then rebooted the system. The card was detected at startup and the drivers started installing (removed all traces of SBLive drivers previously). However am getting a BSOD (A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0031B0A) as soon as the system is installing the driver for Yamaha legacy mode. Tried restarting the system but got a windows protection error on startup of Win 98.
Then booted into safe mode and unchecked the automatic configuration for Yamaha legacy mode. Now was able to login back to 98 and was getting sound. However, the volume (despite the volume control high) is extremely low and tried running Doom, but no FM or SFX. Looks like improperly installed drivers. The sound does not even work properly for Win9X games.
Could someone please share their experience on installing YMF724 on 845 chipset and how to fix the BSOD? Thanks.
Intel 845GEBV2, Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz, Geforce FX5600 256MB, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, Sound Blaster Live! SB0100 - Win 98/XP