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Tommy

Modern Motherboards Working with Windows 98 *The List*

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***This thread is still a work in progress, plans to organize motherboards by socket type is planned***

Welcome to the updated modern motherboards that are working with Windows 98 information thread. Most of these boards are now considered legacy due to their age, but are still very modern to Windows 98 standards and most will use either Core2 or Athlon 64 processors. Most of these boards however, despite having onboard video and audio, may require the use of compatible addon cards due to Windows 98 not being able to address HD audio at all and most Intel video no longer works with Windows 98.

IMPORTANT: A common problem on most boards of this age is Windows 98 having a problem using ACPI so in order to install Windows 98 without having these issues is to use switches while initiating setup from DOS. When installing, be sure to use "x:\setup /p i" without the quotation marks and x:\ being your installation source drive. This will help issue with hanging during setup or crashes within Windows caused by ACPI.

Also note that in order to use these boards to their full potential, it might be necessary to patch your system to use more than 1GB of RAM. We do recommend Rloew's RAM limitation patch which will then enable Windows 9x/ME to utilize up to 4GBs of memory. Some boards may also require something like Rloew's SATA patch despite being IDE/ATA compatible or even using a legacy IDE drive just because of how the board is set up. To contact @rloew for information on his patches, PM him or visit his site at: http://rloew1.no-ip.com. Those patches, however, are not free. 

So without further ado, here's the list of boards known to be working (or mostly working with some addon hardware and tweaks) with Windows 98.


ABIT IP-95
ABIT SG 80DC
AsRock 4Core1600-Glan
Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0
ASRock 775i65G R2.0ASRock 890FX-Deluxe5
ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0
Asrock AliveDual-eSATA2
Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA
Asrock 4CoreDX90-VSTA R2.0
ASUS A8V Deluxe
ASUS A8n-E (with nForce 4 ultra chipset)
ASUS K8V-MX/S
ASUS M5A97 (Confirmed by rloew)
ASUS P4S800-MX
ASUS P5K
ASUS P5PE-VM
ASUS P5SD2-VM
BCMCOM BC875PLG
BIOSTAR P4M890M7SE
ECS 662/1066T-M2
ECS GeForce 6100SM-M
ECS K8M800-M2
ECS P4M800Pro-M2
Foxconn H55MXV (Rloew's SATA patch most likely required for correct operation, even in IDE/PATA mode)
Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G
Gigabyte G31TM-P21
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 Rev 3.1 (AM3+)
Gigabyte GA-8I865GME-775-RH (rev. 2.0)
Gigabyte GA-8I865PE775-G-RH
Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L
Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R Rev 2.1
Gigabyte GA-K8A480M-9
Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP
Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L
Gigabyte GA-P31-ES3G
Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G (Rloew's SATA patch most likely required for correct operation, even in IDE/PATA mode)
Gigabyte K8NSC-939
Intel LAD865GVIPL
JetWay J7F4K1G5S-LF
MSI 865PE Neo3-F
MSI 865PE Neo3-V
MSI 970A SLI Krait (AM3+) -Thanks ragnargd!
MSI K8N neo
MSI K9VGM-V
MSI P31 Neo V2
MSI Z87-G41
PC-Chips P23G (v1.0)
Portwell RUBY-9719VG2AR
Soltek SL-XP865G-3IG
Soyo SY-P4I845PE Lite
Soyo SY-P4I845PE-ISA
Supermicro X5DAE
Supermicro X7DAL-E

We will still leave the original topic open, if you have further discussion please see this link here. If you want us to update this thread either post in that thread or PM me, LoneCrusader or dencorso and we'll update this thread, or if you find a board on this list that is NOT working with Windows 98, let us know immediately so we can remove it from this list.

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