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  1. Do you have any machine on the same LAN to compare? Some Windows 10 machine, in example?
  2. @Fido-X: Sorry, the 77.72 was for W9x only - i wasn't stating this clearly, so: Mea culpa. There is a legacy driver for XP, have a look here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57493 Version 307.83 - WHQL Release Date Tue Feb 26, 2013 Operating System Windows XP Language English (US) File Size 148.55 MB Caveat: I use this driver on three machines, but on XP SP*3*... with SP2, ummm, is there a reason not to update to the latest service pack?
  3. Gigabyte K8T800-8237? Funny, there are many places calling the MoBo like this... i second jaclaz finding, though, of course. Drivers for the MoBo for both XP and W98SE are provided by GigaByte themselves: http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-K8VT800-rev-2x#support-dl 6200: I'd still suggest using the older 77.72 driver for the card, as it is a bit more stable (no shutdown problems)... ...unless you use a widescreen-Monitor, whereas you should read about the unofficial driver provided on msfn.org (ask for it here, if need be).
  4. Correct. Cool. I suspected something in that line, but didn't know that (it is not in the german wikipedia-text... btw.: The Biostar-board is limited to P4, so i wouldn't bother... The 4coredual SATA2 R2.0 is supported by the VIA Hyperion drivers, which includes sound, LAN, SATA, etc., that's why we have drivers. They weren't made specifically for that board.
  5. On the 4coreDual-SATA2 R2.0, it's the (PT880 Pro/ VT8237S) chipset, which is about one revision later. No other board uses it, AFAIK, three boards use it, but never to the fullest. As far as i remember, it uses can use the same driver on W98SE for the SATAII controller as on the 775Dual-VSTA (both from 2003), that is, the latest VIA Hyperion, BUT (!): On my current installation, i disabled the SATA-ports for W98SE, as the way i use it, i have SSDs with XP and W10 on that ports, with NTFS (W98SE booting from IDE-SSDs on FAT32). It took me some time - and some unpleasant re-installation, as i fu**ed up - to have all 4 SSDs get a SSD-friendly alignment... Just for you... ...I just downloaded the drivers from asrock, had a look, and looking at the infs, they still seem to support W9x. I will try this out later this week, just to make sure. Yes, it would then be the only SATAII-driver for W98SE, but i suspect, the chipset is backward compatible. Maybe I'll try some benchmarking, to see if the driver/chipset really provides SATA2-speed, or if we are up to some fake-news... :-)
  6. Sorry, i don't seem to find an USB-Adapter of that name, just an 10/100/1000 PCI card. Do you have a link to that product?
  7. 775Dual-VSTA has just SATA I (1.5 Gb/s), and supports only Dual-Core CPUs. It officially supports Vista 64bit, and officially supports W98SE. The 4coreDual-SATA2 R2.0 supports SATA II (3.0 Gb/s), and Quadcores. It officially supports W7 64bit, and does NOT support W98SE officially - although, technically, there is no reason not to, as drivers exist, and all work. The latter basically is newer, and has the newer southbridge. I got AGP-cards and PCIe-cards working at the same time, but i also took a close look at the GPU-compatibility-table, and having the latest BIOS (the beta with 4GB Ram support from PCTreiber.net) Although the 4coredual is highly cross-compatible up to W10, and runs W98SE fine (with me!), this is - from todays perspective - a board for running AGP-cards. This is no less due to the board-layout, which clearly favours the AGP-slot. There are "newer" boards for AGP (like the still supported 775i65G R3.0), but with Quadcore, Sata II and DDR2, this is it. To run PCIe-cards, I'd rather use any other platform we mention on msfn.org (including, of course, AM3+, although Intel P35 ist still a good contender IMHO), but these are rather "soft" reasons from my side.
  8. WPA2 + 300MBit = Quest for the Holy Grail in W9x-Land (tm). Prepare for Despair. Read: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175486-wpa2-for-windows-9x/ Long story short: I recommend the aforementioned Router in Client-Mode, albeit a cute one (= USB-powered, < 50g, as on the thread mentioned above): http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/TL-WR802N.html I use two of those, and i like them. No NAT-firewall included, of course.
  9. What's wrong with VIA-Chipsets? This one -> http://www.asrock.com/mb/VIA/4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0/ runs fine for me, with W98SE, XP Pro and W10, with native drivers on all OSs. Q9550S (@266FSB), or a Q6600; 4GB DDR2-800 (@667) or 4GB DDR-400; GF 7900 GT 512MB AGP or GF 7600 256MB PCIe; Intel MT Gigabit PCI or Onboard 100MBit; SB Audigy PCI. 2IDE-SSDs, 2 SATAII-SSDs (@SATA1). It's like shopping with Dad's Golden Credit Card(tm), you can run practically *all* hardware after PIII on this one... The AM2+ aequivalent, as you asked for it: http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/ALiveDual-eSATA2/ runs (mostly) fine with W98SE, XP 64bit and some Linux, albeit not with anything newer from M$ than Vista, because of NForce3 chipset... i.e. ran with: Phenom II 910e; 16GB DDR2-800; onboard Gigabit Lan (RTL8111B), GF 7900 GT 512MB AGP or GF 7600 256MB PCIe; SB Audigy PCI. 1IDE-SSD, 2 SATAIII-SSDs (@SATAII), + 2 SATAII-SSDs (@SATAI). I still rather prefer the AM3+ platform... but to each his own.
  10. Hi, which was the last occasion anyone used SLI with GPUs from the GeForce 7 series (i.e. 7900GTX)? If, what OS, and driver version? Cheers, Ragnar G.D.
  11. Boards with full driver support have all the modern features - of 2001 (That's when XP came out, just if you don't remember). That's why this research on AM3+ was done in the first place, right?
  12. "Too new" is not necessarily an argument: The 990FX/890FX/970A were the newest AMD chipsets a very few years ago, and were much more compatible than everything before for a long time from AMD. I expect the boards - or their chipsets - to be more of a problem, the closer they are/were to the last working chipset generation: W9x (wrongly) *thinks* it knows them, initializes them, and... crashes. This is very true for USB2- and SATA-chipsets (which makes all Intel-chipsets after P45 so very difficult, if not impossible, to use, up and until today). With many newer boards, W9x does not know those strange things, but lets them be... and - *presto!* - remains stable! (And then there is the ingenious RLoew for the stubborn parts... ;-) The rest of the story are compatible known-to-work add-in cards, as long as the MoBo-layout allows to install them. The next (and final?) show-stopper may be UEFI-only MoBos, and/or boards where the PCIe-specifications change considerably. (btw.: Has anyone a W9x-compatible GPU running stable on W9x in a PCIe 3.0 slot already?) So the upcoming Intel-platform (and maybe AM4 already) may be the end of the show already.... let's see... So far, I will only test AM4-boards, once the Dual-GPU-stunt is possible on an 8x/8x enabled MoBo, a well-positioned PCI-slot for my Audigy 2 exists, and either there still exist IDE-compatible SATA-ports, or another well-positioned slot for a SATA-I-AddIn...
  13. Can you please state the source and version of UnRaid you are using? (is it the Demo Donwload from the Homepage?) I see that Q35 chipset is emulated - and we have drivers/inf for P35, so that *may* work.
  14. Games will not run faster, of course, on the same machine with the same CPU and same GPU - but my impression is, with a second core active, some of them run smoother, FPS being more constant. This is even more true with games that have sound (i.e. music) running in its own thread - "Jedi Knight" being a good example. Other games, then, make no difference. Well, unless i use my 1920x1200 screen with maximum details, for games like Half-Life 2 - that is unfair, in a way, as i run them on a faster card on the same machine, but, hey, who said life is fair?
  15. @ruthan: Look for the MSI NX7950GT-VT2D512 or NX7950GT-VT2D512EZ-HD. For my taste, they still get too hot, even with air-flow in the case, but YMMV.