First post, by Claris
Hi hi! Im working on a early 95 era Pentium build. Iv got most of it figured out but I'm stuck on what motherboard to use and the question of PS2 ports. Specifically with mice.
First motherboard option is an Intel "Plato" socket 5 board. I have no experience with early intel boards, i assume they are quality? No PS2 port from what iv read. Next up is a QDI P5I437/250A socket 7 board. Has PS2 available. Again, no experience with QDI. Im trying to pick high quality components as i want this build to "just work".
Part of me wants the Plato board because its the most period correct, but I play mostly FPS games and my problem with serial mice is how laggy and imprecise they feel due to the low polling rate. With PS2 usually that can be fixed in Windows, no idea about DOS though and that's what this build is going to be focusing on. I know a PS2-To-Serial active adapters can be bought off Serdashop, does that do anything to fix the terrible polling rate? Is there anything i can do in DOS to get that upped? I'd rather not use Windows 95 just for PS2Rate as i want this to be my "instant-action" machine. No worrying about getting drivers or windows hogging up resources. Just DOS and go.