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coolman

Will 98SE run on this machine?

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Motherboard: ASROCK 775i65G R3.0

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz

Video Card: nVIDIA GeForce3

TV Tuner Card: ATI-TV Wonder Pro

Will it run? Thank you!

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My Windows ME computer is using the "nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 " graphics card. The file I downloaded was "45.23_Win9x_English.exe" This is working absolutely fine under Windows ME

If you format your computer and expect Windows ME/98 to auto-detect the GeForce during setup... nothing will happen... you'll get 16 color VGA 640x480. Try the following links for the drivers.

Turns out the same driver file works on both our cards, so here is the link for GeForce3 driver (same as mine):

http://www.drdriver.com/drivers/video_cards/nvidia/geforce3/194_windows_9598me_drivers.html

Here is the main list:

http://www.drdriver.com/drivers/video_cards/nvidia.html

or here:

http://www.siliconguide.com/drivers/device/371/

here's more miscellaneous drivers:

http://europe.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=775i65G%20R3.0&o=All

My GUESS is, Yes, that computer would work with Windows 98. :-)

I don't know about that Tuner though. :-(

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Motherboard: ASROCK 775i65G R3.0

Will it run? Thank you!

Yes it will, and Asrock even lists Win-98 in the specs for that board. Asrock apparently restarted production of that board (revision 3) a few months ago, but I have to wonder why. You can't really buy new socket-775 CPU's any more (only used) and the ram is also non-existent (DDR-1). (but I have 5 new-in-retail-box socket 775 CPU's to use for new systems)

Asrock should have added at least one ISA slot to this board - because some industrial motherboards with socket-775 and ISA cost more than $300 (I have bought 10 such boards for special use at $dayjob over the past 3 years). I would easily have spent $150 for this Asrock board if it had one ISA slot.

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Asrock should have added at least one ISA slot to this board - because some industrial motherboards with socket-775 and ISA cost more than $300 (I have bought 10 such boards for special use at $dayjob over the past 3 years). I would easily have spent $150 for this Asrock board if it had one ISA slot.

Yep, this is a known issue when proprietary (old but still perfectly working) equipment is using ISA.

Look at the price of this thingy here :ph34r: (though it could actually be a solution in many cases):

http://arstech.com/install/ecom-prodshow/usb2isa.html

though seemingly not always "easy-peasy":

http://disbauxes.upc.es/?p=2394

jaclaz

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Yep, this is a known issue when proprietary (old but still perfectly working) equipment is using ISA.

Yea, we used the SOYO P4 I845PE ISA for 6 years (must have bought about 100 of them at least). And we've repaired at least 20 of them so far (bad capacitors). When they went out of production, we switched to the Adek P4BWA (very expensive - $320 each, not including the CPU or RAM). I have 4 or 5 of those left, but only for legacy upgrades (we have fully changed our products to USB so our hardware is no longer ISA-based as of 2 years ago).

I think all the Soyo i845PE-ISA boards (both types - with and without on-board video) will eventually go bad because of bad capacitors. If you get more than 3 years of daily use out of those boards - you're lucky.

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Thanks for info!

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I think all the Soyo i845PE-ISA boards (both types - with and without on-board video) will eventually go bad because of bad capacitors. If you get more than 3 years of daily use out of those boards - you're lucky.

Not necessarily, YMMV here. I've been using SOYO boards since 2005 (including that particular model) and never had any capacitor issues.

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