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QUERY: Looking for motherboard still support Windows 98...

 
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dhruba.bandopadhyay
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:24 am     Post subject: QUERY: Looking for motherboard still support Windows 98... Reply with quote

I am wondering if anyone knows if there exists a motherboard with built-in graphics, sound &/or LAN that still supports Windows 98. I am not the sort of person who buys 2nd hand due to lemon-market (untold over-clocking, etc). If anyone out there has a motherboard, and definitely knows their MB manufacter still provides Windows 98 drivers on their website then please let me know. If the motherboard has built-in graphics & sound (&/or LAN) that are also compatible with Windows 98 then that's a bonus.

I don't want assumptions about whether motherboard will support Windows 98. I need definite/specific facts. Motherboard can be any CPU chipset (AMD, Intel variations, etc.)

Cheers

Okay, am not too fussed with Windows 98SE, but at least the built-in graphics, sound and/or LAN in the motherboard is supported by MS-DOS drivers. I don't want to do any emulation with VMWare, DOSBox or VirtualPC.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I currently own a ECS 915G-A mobo (socket 775) Intel P4, with 512MB DDR (400

or 333 DIMM, not sure). GeForce 4 440 Ti AGP. I have a hard time trying to

get my Intel 915 chipset mobo to work with Windows 98 and everyone knows

that's virtually impossible. So am going to sell my mobo and buy another one

which will support Windows 98 and also can take my socket 775 P4, DDR & AGP

card.

I now got lots of recommendations from people:

1. http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/bv/index.htm
2. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/
3. http://www.epox.com.tw/eng/products_content.php?ps=323
4. http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=629&l1=3&l2=11&l3=26
5. http://www.asrock.com/product/K8%20Combo-Z.htm


1. The Intel Desktop Board D845GBV looks small and am not even sure if it'll

fit nicely into my tower case. Though it says it's ATX form factor so I'll

do some measurements. It says it supports P4 in a micro-PGA478 socket???

2. There are too many gigabyte mobos to go through.

3. & 5. EPoX 9nDA3-J & AsRock K8 Combo Z are both socket 939 (AMD). Last

year when I upgraded I should have waited. It was not until after I bought

my P4 that I started to like AMD Athlons because they're 64-bit and Intel is

still lagging behind with 32-bit processors.

4. Should I sell my ECS mobo with P4 together and keep the DIMM and migrate

to AMD side? Or keep the P4 and buy that Asus P5P800SE because it supports

LGA775 & AGP8x?

Hmm, decisions decisions......



PS: motherboard 775 AGP Intel 875 865P 865PE 865G 865GV 848P 845GV 845GE - what's with all the P PE G GV GE letters???
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