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Below is a list of compatible hardware that works on Windows 9x systems (and or have suitable drivers)

Especially of interest is newer hardware that supports or still supports Win9x.

Please start by including hardware you have on your system that you can confirm works with Win9x.

I will add the hardware to the list as time allows.

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PROCESSORS:

Win9x DOES NOT support HyperThreading (please disable in the BIOS), Multiple Processors or MultiCore processors.
Win98/Me may run on MultiCore processors but only 1 core will be utilised.

Windows 95 has timing problems with CPU speeds higher than 350 Mhz.

Windows 98 FE (and consequently Win95) cannot exceed CPU speeds higher than 2.2 Ghz

(Note: This can be fixed. Read this thread: http://www.msfn.org/...u-limit-broken/ )



Supported Processors:

Intel:
486 DX2-66 +
Pentium
Pentium Pro
Pentium MMX
Pentium 2
Pentium 2 Xeon
Pentium 3
Pentium 3 Xeon
Pentium 4
Xeon (Pentium 4)
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition ... (3.73 GHz is the fastest)
Pentium D ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Pentium Dual-Core ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Core 2 Duo ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Core 2 Quad ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Dual-Core Xeon ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Quad-Core Xeon ... (Only a Single Core will be utilised)
Celeron
Celeron D

AMD:
486
586
K5
K6
Athlon
Duron
Semperon
Athlon XP
Opteron
Athlon 64 (FX-57 2.8 GHz is the fastest)
Turion 64




HARD DISKS:

Windows 95 supports FAT16.

Windows 95B / 98 / 98SE / Me supports FAT16 and FAT32

Win95 can NOT support hard drives bigger than 32 gig

FAT16 supports drive partitions up to 2 GB.

Win9x's FAT32 can be used on any hard drive larger than 512MB and supports hard disks up to 137 GB in size. To use bigger hard disks the system requires a system update. (See Below)

Windows 9x natively supports ATA IDE Hard Disk Drives. SCSI, SATA and RAID disk drives are supported through third party drivers.


Large Hard Disk Support
Windows 98 and Me do not natively support 48-bit LBA drives larger than 137 GB.

This means:
- If you have a hard disk larger than 137GB... and Windows trys to save data onto that disk past the 137GB barrier, data corruption (loss of files) is likely to occur.
- It doesn't matter if you partition the hard disk into smaller partitions, all partitions above the hard disks physical 137GB barrier will be affected.
- If you put a single partition on the hard disk using fdisk or alternative, and its less than 137GB (UNDER 128GB is recommended as safe) you will be fine (Just Don't allocate the remainder of the disk). But if you want to use the rest of the disk you must use a work around.


Work Arounds:

LLXX's Enable48BitLBA - Implements 48-bit LBA support into Windows 95/98/98SE and ME's default IDE driver.
Windows 98 - get the 4.10.2186 driver
Windows 98 Second Edition - most users should get the 4.10.2225 driver. If you have a old IBM laptop you may have to get 4.10.2226
Windows Me - get the 4.90.3000 driver
- create a primary partition on that drive (smaller than 128GB), using fdisk
- install win9x on that partition
- install drivers
- install the suitable LLXXs patch
- fill the rest of the disk with new partitions. (Keep them under 128GB if you still wish to use Scandisk and Defrag)
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=78592

Intel Application Accelerator - Allows users to access the full capacity of hard drives that are larger than 137GB on supported Intel® chipsets with a supported operating system.
http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009299.htm

Rudolph Loew's 48-bit Patch - The High Capacity Disk Patch Program patches Windows 98/98SE/ME to provide direct support for hard drives larger than 137GB without requiring a controller card. The patch installs support for the 48-Bit LBA addressing mode required for hard drives larger than 137GB.
http://rloew1.no-ip.com

PCI ATA Controller card - Using a PCI ATA controller card to connect your 48-bit LBA hard drive to the system is the easiest and simplest option. With this option you can partition the hard drive without the need to upgrade the BIOS to support 48-bit LBA if it does not support this technology. The drivers provided with controller card will provide 48-bit LBA support in Windows 98 or Me.

More information on the 48bitLBA --> http://www.48bitlba.com/win98.htm


Partition Size Limits
The size of individual Partitions are subject to additional limitations due to FileSystem design and Partition management tools. Microsoft specifies a maximum Partition size of 128GB. Third Party Partition Management tools may have other limits.

DEFRAG and SCANDISK (in Windows Mode) are limited to less than 136.9GB Some people have reported limits as low as 127GB.

To disable ScanDisk from running after a bad shutdown in Windows 98 or Me:

1. Click on Start->Run
2. Enter "MSCONFIG"
3. On the General tab, click on the Advanced button.
4. Enable the checkbox "Disable Scandisk after bad shutdown"
5. Click on OK to exit the advanced settings
6. Click on OK to exit MSCONFIG.


DOS, WINDOWS and SCANDISK (in DOS Mode) can handle at least 400GB.

WARNING: Diskeeper 10 claims to support Partitions up to 768GB and Windows 98/SE/ME. Tests show that it can corrupt large Partitions.

It is recommended that you Partition your Large Hard Drive with 2 or more Partitions so that no single Primary or Logical Partition is larger than 127GB.

FDISK can be used to Partition Large Hard Drives but will incorrectly report sizes above 64GB. You will need to enter sizes as Percentages in order to use the full capacity of the Hard Drive.






OPTICAL DISK DRIVES:

Windows 9x natively supports IDE optical drives without additional drivers.
This includes CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD Dual Layer drives.





FLOPPY DISK DRIVES

Windows 9x natively supports internal Floppy Disk Drives.

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RAM
Windows 95 requires 4 megabytes (MB) of memory (8 MB recommended)
Windows 98 requires 16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended)
Windows Me requires 32 megabytes (MB) of memory (96 MB recommended)

Windows 98 Second Edition and Me can support upto 1 GB of RAM. Exceeding 128 MB or RAM can cause problems.


No. 1: For systems with more than 128 MB of RAM, setting a VCache maximum of about 70% of your total RAM is recommended as prophylaxis against run-away VCache growth in rare, specialized situations.

No. 2: VCache increasing above 512 MB can create serious memory handling problems. If you have more than 512 MB of RAM, a VCache maximum of 524,288 KB (or a little less) is recommended. This is obtained by adding a MaxFileCache=x entry in the [vcache] section of SYSTEM.INI, where x is the maximum value you wish to set. VCache is limited internally to a maximum cache size of 800 MB. The problem is that, on computers with large amounts of RAM, the maximum VCache size can be large enough that it consumes all of the available addresses in the system arena, leaving no virtual memory addresses available for other functions such as opening an MS-DOS prompt. This problem may occur more easily if you have an AGP video adapter: The AGP aperture is also mapped to addresses in the system arena, and if VCache is using its entire 800 MB allowance and an AGP video adapter has a 128 MB aperture mapped, there will be very little address space remaining for other system code and data that must occupy the available range of virtual addresses.

No. 3: For systems with more than 1 GB of RAM, the defaults in Windows 98 or ME can cause continuous rebooting of the computer, or to hangs or serial reboots during the Windows upgrade process. To resolve this problem, add a MaxPhysPage=40000 entry in the [386enh] section of SYSTEM.INI. This effectively limits the amount of RAM Windows can access to 1 GB. Microsoft has now flatly stated that, “Windows Me and Windows 98 are not designed to handle more than 1 GB or RAM. More than 1 GB can lead to potential system instability.”

Read more here:
- http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=105373
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304943
- http://www.aumha.org...5/a/memmgmt.php




MOTHERBOARDS
The motherboards ability to support Windows 9x is crucial for a stable system. This ability is provided by the chipset.
See this thread for more information on the latest motherboards: http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=97588

The following Chipsets have Windows 9x Support:

Intel Chipsets:
845 --- Pentium 4, PC100/133 SDRAM
865PE --- Pentium 4
865G --- Pentium 4
915GM ---
4xx
8xx
910
915
925 (mobile)
945
946
955
975
G965
P965
Q963
Q965


VIA
K8T800 Pro
P4M800Pro
kt600
kt880


nVIDIA
nForce 1
nForce 2
nForce 3 Ultra


ALi/ULi:
M1695
M1647 C1/M1535D+ A1 (work)
M1689 (IDE and USB1.1/2.0 work, SATA HDD driver is available)
M1573 southbridge chip (IDE and USB1.1 work, no SATA or USB2.0 support under Win98SE)
M1697 (unknown, no SATA support under Win98SE)


SiS
748
963L (work)




Motherboards:
ASRock 775i65G . Support E4300 - X6800. FSB is 1066 only with overclock which MBO support (Socket 775, Core 2 Duo, SATA)
ASRock 939S56-M socket 939 processors including AMD's dual core. PCI Express
ASUS P4B (Intel 845 Chipset, Socket 478, AGP 4)
Asus A7N8X-X (nForce 2)
ASUS P5PE-WM (865G Chipset, AGP 8) Supports: Intel® Core2 Duo/65nm Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron CPU
ECS P4M800Pro-M2, s775, VIA P4M800Pro, VGA (rev 2.0) .Support E4300 - E6700, DDR II memory (Socket 775, Core 2 Duo, SATA)
EPOX, s. 939, 9NDA3+, nForce 3 Ultra, BUS 2000 MHz, serial ATA RAID, 7.1 zvuk, DDR 400, 1Gps, FireWire, Firewall, ATX 2
EPOX, s. 939, 9NDA3J, nForce 3 Ultra, BUS 2000 MHz, serial ATA RAID, 7.1 zvuk, DDR 400, 1Gps, ATX 2
ECS KV2 Lite, s939, VIA K8T800 Pro, AGP, SATA, RAID, LAN
Gigabyte GA-8I865GME-775-RH (rev. 2.0). Support E4300 - X6800 but FSB 800 (Socket 775, Core 2 Duo, SATA)
Gigabyte GA-VM900M R1.0 board has working IDE & VGA drivers under windows 98SE.
Gigabyte GA-8I865PE775-G-RH (Northbridge: Intel® 865G/865PE Express Chipset) Supports: Intel® Pentium® 4 /Pentium® D Processor
Gigabyte 8I915P Duo (915P chipset)
MSI 865PE Neo2-PFISR (Intel 865PE chipset)
MSI K9MM-V

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GRAPHICS CARDS:

Windows 9x requires a VGA compatible graphics adapter. Either built into the Motherboard or as a plug in expansion card.

Windows 9x supports PCI, AGP (1,2,4,8) and PCIe graphics cards if a suitable driver is available.


Supported Graphics Cards:

3dfx
Voodoo --- PCI
Voodoo Rush --- PCI
Voodoo 2 --- PCI and SLI
Voodoo Banshee --- PCI & AGP
Voodoo 3 --- PCI & AGP
Voodoo 4 --- PCI & AGP
Voodoo 5 --- PCI & AGP

Intel


STB
Virge VX
Virge DX
Virge GX
Velocity 128


nVIDIA
Vanta Series
Riva 128 --- PCI & AGP
TNT --- PCI & AGP
TNT2 --- PCI & AGP
GeForce 256 --- PCI & AGP
GeForce 2 MX --- AGP
GeForce 2 GTS/Ultra/Pro --- AGP
GeForce 3 --- AGP
GeForce 4 MX --- AGP
GeForce 4 Ti --- AGP
GeForce Fx --- AGP & PCIe
GeForce 6 --- AGP & PCIe (6800 last card to be officially supported by nVIDIA)
GeForce 7 --- AGP & PCIe (Requires UnOfficial Driver)
GeForce 8 --- AGP & PCIe (Requires UnOfficial Driver)
Quadro
Quadro2
Quadro DCC
Quadro 4
Quadro FX
Quadro NVS



ATi / AMD
Rage Fury Max
Rage 128
Rage PRO
Rage XL/XC
Rage II/II+
Rage IIL
Radeon 7000 series --- AGP & PCIe
Radeon 8000 series --- AGP & PCIe
Radeon 9000 series --- AGP & PCIe (9800 last card to be officially supported by ATi)
X800 series --- AGP 8x (R420 core, supported since CATALYST 4.11 BETA) --- X800pro works without problem
X300, X600, X700 series --- PCIe (RV370, RV380, and RV410 core, supported since CATALYST 4.11 BETA) ---
X800 series --- PCIe (R423 or R430 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) ---
X850 series --- PCIe (R480 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) --- X850XT works on GIGABYTE GA-K8A480M-9, but CATALYST 6.2 is recommended during installation
Xpress 200 series --- Onboard (RS400 or RS480 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) --- works (RS480 on GIGABYTE GA-K8A480M-9)
Xpress 200 series --- Onboard (RS482 core, supported since CATALYST 5.9) ---
X550 series --- PCIe (RV370 core, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---
X700 series --- AGP 8x (RV410 core with Rialto bridge chip, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---
X800 series --- AGP 8x (R430 core with Rialto bridge chip, maybe supported by CATALYST 6.2?) ---
X850 series --- AGP 8x (latest R481 core, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---
All-in-Wonder Series --- (upto 9800)


Matrox
Impression
Ultima
Millennium
Mystique
Mystique 220
Millennium 2
G100
Mystique G200
MGA G200
Millennium G200
G300 Series
G400 Series
G450
G550

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SOUND CARDS:
Windows 9x can support integrated, USB, ISA and PCI sound cards with an appropriate Win9x driver.


Supported Sound Cards


Realtek
*All AC'97 Audio Codecs have drivers for all 9x systems (but not high definition chips)*
RTL8110SC(L)


CREATIVE LABS
Sound Blaster AWE32
Sound Blaster 32
Sound Blaster AWE64
Sound Blaster PCI64
Sound Blaster PCI128
Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI
Creative Ensoniq Vibra PCI
Sound Blaster 16 PCI
Sound Blaster PCI512
Sound Blaster Live!
Sound Blaster Audigy
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS


C-Media:
C-Media CMI8738 --- Onboard (VxD/WDM driver available, some issues with games) - http://www.cmedia.com.tw/?q=en/driver



Ensoniq
Ensoniq Soundscape S-2000
Ensoniq SoundscapeDB
Ensoniq Soundscape Elite
Ensoniq Soundscape OPUS
Ensoniq Soundscape VIVO90
Ensoniq AudioPCI



M-Audio
Audiophile 24/96. - Appears to work even better than in NT5.


Yamaha:
Yamaha 724 --- An old PCI card. Also provides basic 8-bit sound, OPL-3 FM, XG Level 1 synthesis to DOS programs. OPL-3 also works in pure DOS.
YMF744 --- PCI (VxD (DirectX issues) and WDM driver available) - http://www.yamahamul...card_Whelp.html

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CONTROLLER CARDS:


USB2 & Firewire Controllers
SkyMaster - VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller (5 USB2 + 3 IEE1394)
BAFO BF-460 USB2.0 PCI CARD (NEC USB2.0 Host Controller)

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PRINTERS:



Canon
S520 --- A4
i6100 --- A4 & A3



Hewlett Packard
Deskjet 660C
DeskJet 694c
Laserjet 5L
Laserjet 1100A (also a B&W scanner)



Lexmark
P3150 (also a scanner)
E352dn/E250dn Laser Printer. - TCP/IP printing requires additional driver on Win98.


Kodak

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SCANNERS:


Mustec
600 IIN + ISA Controller Card


Hewlett Packard
ScanJet 2300c



Epson
V350

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A list the latest models that still offer support.


DIAL UP MODEMS:
Swann Speed Demon 56k



ADSL MODEMS:
NetComm NB5 ADSL 2+



CABLE MODEMS:




WIRELESS MODEMS:

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NETWORK ADAPTERS:
10/100mbs work perfectly on 98. (Can use basic Ndis driver)
Intel 10/1000 GT Pro Gigabit network controller.
Marvell Yukon 88E8001




Wifi :
Linksys WMP54 series is fine with 98
Ralink based chipsets are supposed to work on 9x (MSI PC54G)

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MULTIMEDIA / INPUT DEVICES


KEYBOARDS
Windows 9x natively supports most Keyboards without additional drivers.


MOUSE
Windows 9x natively supports most Mouses without additional drivers.



JOYSTICK / GAME PAD
Windows 95 will require drivers for all but the most basic joysticks.
Windows 98+ natively supports most midi game pads & joysticks functions without additional drivers. Drivers maybe required for additional advanced features and for gaming devices that use USB connections.

Tested:
Microsoft Sidewinder Games Pad - Midi



DVD Decoder Cards
Creative PC-DVD Encore Dxr2 --- PCI
Creative PC-DVD Encore Dxr3 --- PCI
Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus --- PCI



TV & Radio Tuners
Genius Video Wonder Pro III (TV)



Graphic tablets:
Wacom Intuos2
Intuos
Graphire2
Graphire
PenPartner 1998
ArtPad II
ArtPad
UD-II (UltraPad/Digitizer II)
UD Series
Cintiq 18SX
Cintiq 15X
PL-250-500

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USB DEVICES



USB Portable Hard Disks
Windows Me will support most portable USB Hard Disk Drives without an additional driver.
Windows 98 and 98SE require additional drivers. Try Maximum-Decim Native USB Drivers http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=43605



USB Thumb Drives
Windows Me will support most portable USB Thumb Drives without an additional driver.
Windows 98 and 98SE require additional drivers. Try Maximum-Decim Native USB Drivers http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=43605

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This thread would be better on a webpage, especially when it comes to organising.

You forgot about the timing problems which stop Windows 95 from being usable on CPU speeds higher than 350 Mhz, and Windows 98 FE (and consequently Win95) from being usable on CPU speeds higher than 2.2 Ghz.

Windows 95 does not support all gamepads. At least not USB gamepads.
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My system:

Intel P4 2.8GHz
MSI 865PE Neo2-PFISR (Intel 865PE chipset)
ATI Radeon 9800
TV tuner : Genius Video Wonder Pro III
120 GB SATA drive + 80 GB IDE drive
(I have recently bought a 500GB drive from WD and made only a fresh install of W98)
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Win98se/ME Compatible Graphics Cards:
ATi:
Radeon X800pro (R420 core) --- AGP (supported since CATALYST 4.11 BETA)
https://support.ati....mp;folderID=377
My X800pro (R420 core) works for almost 3 years on Win98se. However, a better VGA cooler is necessary for temperature issue.

NVIDIA:
GeForce 6800GT (NV40 core) ---AGP (supported since ForceWare 61.76)


Win98se/ME Compatible Sound Cards:
Yamaha:
Yamaha YMF744 --- PCI (VxD/WDM driver available)
http://www.yamahamul...card_Whelp.html
VxD driver may not pass the DirectSound test in Dxdiag. Besides, the Legacy Sound System(for DOS games) conflicts with PC version of Final Fantasy VIII.

C-Media:
C-Media CMI8738 --- Onboard (VxD/WDM driver available, but the compatibility for PC games is not very well)
http://www.cmedia.com.tw/?q=en/driver


As far as I know, original Audigy 2 ZS also supports Win98se, but I only have original Audigy 2 :rolleyes:

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This thread would be better on a webpage, especially when it comes to organising.

You forgot about the timing problems which stop Windows 95 from being usable on CPU speeds higher than 350 Mhz, and Windows 98 FE (and consequently Win95) from being usable on CPU speeds higher than 2.2 Ghz.

Windows 95 does not support all gamepads. At least not USB gamepads.



Maybe that can happen once we get a good collection of compatible hardware :)


The beauty of this system for now is we can get members input.

Is there any fixes for the timing issues on Win95 or Win98?

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Once more, really nice initiative galahs! :yes:
I made a small hardware list myself in last february. You can check it on win9x4ever.online.fr...

Anyway, here's what you can add :

Chipsets / Mobos :
Uli and SYS chipsets should be added (I'll check in detail what still supports 9x and what doesn't since february)
Uli M1695 is compatible with w98 (Asrock Dual-sata 2/ Dual-Vsta mobo)

Audio :
All Realtek AC'97 Audio Codecs have drivers for all 9x systems (but not high definition chips)
Realtek RTL8110SC(L) chipset works on 98SE and ME

Wifi :
Linksys WMP54 series is fine with 98
Ralink based chipsets are supposed to work on 9x but I've had problems with them. Maybe just my hardware... Needs some testing. (MSI PC54G)

Network adapters :
all 10/100mbs I know work perfectly on 98. Any basic Ndis driver does the job anyway in most cases. I don't know about 1000mbs PCI v2 cards though...

Printers :
Laserjet 1100A (also a B&W scanner)
Deskjet 660C
Lexmark P3150 (also a scanner)

Graphic tablets:
Wacom Intuos2, Intuos, Graphire2, Graphire, PenPartner 1998, ArtPad II, ArtPad, UD-II (UltraPad/Digitizer II), UD Series, Cintiq 18SX, Cintiq 15X, PL-250-500
(it seems PenPartner, Volito, Graphire4, Graphire3, Graphire Bluetooth, Wireless Pen Tablet, Cintiq 17SX/PL-710, DTF-510, Penabled Tablet PC require Win2k or higher)

I'm certainly forgetting stuff...
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Is there any fixes for the timing issues on Win95 or Win98?

Yes.

Well, that's the old URL. Don't know where to find another one. Maybe on that Toshiba site? :/

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I made a complete list of X series, because the compatibility with Win98SE may differ by different graphics core or bridge chip.
Some products may conflict with Win98SE.

ATi
X800 series --- AGP 8x (R420 core, supported since CATALYST 4.11 BETA) --- X800pro works without problem
X300, X600, X700 series --- PCIe (RV370, RV380, and RV410 core, supported since CATALYST 4.11 BETA) ---
X800 series --- PCIe (R423 or R430 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) ---
X850 series --- PCIe (R480 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) --- X850XT works on GIGABYTE GA-K8A480M-9, but CATALYST 6.2 is recommended during installation
Xpress 200 series --- Onboard (RS400 or RS480 core, supported since CATALYST 5.2) --- works (RS480 on GIGABYTE GA-K8A480M-9)
Xpress 200 series --- Onboard (RS482 core, supported since CATALYST 5.9) ---
X550 series --- PCIe (RV370 core, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---
X700 series --- AGP 8x (RV410 core with Rialto bridge chip, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---
X800 series --- AGP 8x (R430 core with Rialto bridge chip, maybe supported by CATALYST 6.2?) ---
X850 series --- AGP 8x (latest R481 core, supported by CATALYST 6.2) ---


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MOTHERBOARDS(Chipsets):
ALi/ULi:
M1647 C1/M1535D+ A1 (work)
M1689 (IDE and USB1.1/2.0 work, SATA HDD driver is available)
M1573 southbridge chip (IDE and USB1.1 work, no SATA or USB2.0 support under Win98SE)
M1697 (unknown, no SATA support under Win98SE)

SiS:
SiS 748/SiS 963L (work)


CONTROLLER CARDS:
USB2 & Firewire Controllers:
BAFO BF-460 USB2.0 PCI CARD (NEC USB2.0 Host Controller)

Edited by halohalo, 08 November 2007 - 12:20 PM.


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Networking

Intel 10/1000 GT Pro Gigabit network controller.

very good piece of hardware.

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Soundcards
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96. - Appears to work even better than in NT5.
Yamaha 724. - An old PCI card. Also provides basic 8-bit sound, OPL-3 FM, XG Level 1 synthesis to DOS programs. OPL-3 also works in pure DOS.

Printers
Lexmark E352dn/E250dn Laser Printer. - TCP/IP printing requires additional driver on Win98.

Network interfaces
Marvell Yukon 88E8001.

Hard disks
VIA VT6410 RAID controller, available on GA-8I915P Duo for example. It has driver for Win98 and can work with hard disks exceeding 127 GB independently of ESDi_506. Perhaps other VIA RAID controllers are also working.


What drivers does one need to properly install Win98 on the new Intel chipsets you have listed here?

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Windows 95 has timing problems with CPU speeds higher than 350 Mhz.
What it will write on screen, if cpu speed is ~ 2 ghz?

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It will complain that it doesn't have enough memory to initialise Windows.
Using Windows 95 OSR 2.5
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about that 350mhz timing issues, i installed 95b on a celeron 1.3ghz but havent installed the update is there meant to be some error message?

also the mention about 95 not supporting hdds bigger then 32gb isnt that wrong




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