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  1. I have PCIe-cards with *native* drivers for Gigabit-LAN (at least two), and VGA (many, i.e. GeForce GTX 7900). Are you sure you really mean PCIe 1x?
  2. There are attempts at 98SE running inside DOSBox with VooDoo drivers to have DX. I did not have the time to test this out yet (I will someday in the future), but even if it works, there will be issues, because VoDoo isn't exactly The Latest(tm) for W9x as well. Still, this DOSBox-thingie is the most promising project known to me. Going for a DX(9.0c)-enabled driver that hands through the API from a W9x-VM to a host is a non-trivial matter. Even for XP, which is understood much better by people like the guys from VMWare, this just barely works within VMWare workstation after years. The same with qemu on linux. R. Loew *might* be able to do this, but why should he (or just anyone) even bother? This is REALLY much work, and i don't think whoever did this would ever get enough money from it to justify this enormous amount of time. Again: We are speaking about years here. But in case: Just ask him...
  3. Another old school gamer? Welcome!!!
  4. Say, on what medium do you have your legitimate Windows 95? On floppy disks? Or on a CD?
  5. Is Tommy just feeding Salt into our Wounds(tm)? :-D
  6. I learned that the hard way last year, when it killed my C2Q system two times in a row, before i recognized the problem. Since then i disable the fast-boot right after installation. As the setting was reset by MS like so many other things after major updates, I check this after each (1607, 1704, etc.) as well. What i can't say is, why i did not have this problem on my AM3+ boards - i assume it has something to do with boot-order (on those systems, the Windows 10 partition is the boot-partition in BIOS, and I start XP and W98SE via BCD). But i'm not sure.
  7. Do you have any machine on the same LAN to compare? Some Windows 10 machine, in example?
  8. @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?
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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... :-)
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.