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by fabiobol
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could not use the floppy drive! Help me!
Replies: 6
Views: 8651

Could not use the floppy drive! Help me!

Well, I have a problem that seems to be very very strange. I'm not so good in English, but I will try to explain everything as good as i can: on my P200 MMX, 256 MB RAM, with MB SOLTEK 54U5, I installed Windows 2000 and XP a lot of times, and it ran always very well, also the fdd worked well! For so...
by fabiobol
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A motherboard for a "new" Pentium II
Replies: 8
Views: 10225

Ok, next week I'll buy a Zida 6ALX-motherboard (do you know it??) with i440BX chipset and also USB installed, 256 RAM, PII450, modem56k and a very cheap Genius PCI audio card. All these things for a price of 30€ (i come from Italy), but believe me, it's very cheap. For the Via-based board, I don't k...
by fabiobol
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A motherboard for a "new" Pentium II
Replies: 8
Views: 10225

I'm thinking that this is the early 133 chipset, i.e., IIRC, this had some AGP issues with some graphics cards. Do you have any older 3Dfx cards, say some Voodoo 3/4/5 cards or even some older nVidia cards perhaps. I wonder if the combo of the Matrox and Via chipset is what's causing this problem. ...
by fabiobol
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A motherboard for a "new" Pentium II
Replies: 8
Views: 10225

Those should match up quite nicely in fact as that chipset also supports the COPPERMINE core cpu's ;) Yes, I know that but, unfortunately, i noticed that my MSI W6199 v3.4 has a terrible AGP-section! I tried Vampire, a 3D GAME produced in 1999. I used it with a FYI 82440LX MB and a G200 card, it ra...
by fabiobol
Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A motherboard for a "new" Pentium II
Replies: 8
Views: 10225

A motherboard for a "new" Pentium II

I found at home a motherboard based on the SLOT1. It's A MSI MS6163 with chipset Via Apollo Pro 133. I would like to install in this motherboard a Celeron 300A. At her time (about 5 years ago), was a good motherboard, or should I choose another with the Intel Chipset?
by fabiobol
Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Windows XP install
Replies: 31
Views: 44567

Re: Windows XP install

Elign wrote:I installed Windows XP on a Pentium 200 MMX with 64 MB RAM, I was amazed when it ran at a half-decent speed.
Could you tell me the exact configuration of your P200 MMX, please? Like motherboard and chipset. for me is very important. Thanks.
by fabiobol
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Windows XP install
Replies: 31
Views: 44567

If you are happy with W98SE for your dosbased games, and with W2K for the other stuff, why not dual boot ? This is not a bad idea, but the problem is that I want, if possible, an operative system that allows me to do everything, without changing it. The possible solution would be to install Windows...
by fabiobol
Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Windows XP install
Replies: 31
Views: 44567

Hey, I bought a Soltek-54U5 with the Via MvP3 chipset. I have installed 256 MB of RAM DIMM PC133, 3 HD for a total size of 22 GB (!!), and a CD-RW 52x producted by LG, and TNT2 for Video Card. The question is: what can I do for make Windows XP running quite well? I have modded XP with Nlite, it ran ...
by fabiobol
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which OS are you using?
Replies: 21
Views: 28089

I use Windows 2000 Professional on my Pentium 200-MMX. On My Celeron 2 GHz I use Windows Xp Pro SP2; On My Celeron 300A I use Windows 95; on my old 286 I use Windows 3.1.
by fabiobol
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tell us about your computer!
Replies: 287
Views: 381575

well... computer 1: Good all around (almost) P1 133mHz 6Gigs 16mb video card unknown sound card (soundblaster 16?) computer 2: Definatly not a dos computer :( P4 2.2gHz 40Gigs 32mB video card unknown sound card computer 3: Good ol computer All i know about this is that it is a TANDY, it uses the De...
by fabiobol
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can't use the COM port! Help me!
Replies: 8
Views: 11855

I didn't use CMOSWPD, but i opened the case and I set "Clear Cmos" at least 10 times... but the result, unfortunately, was ALWAYS the same: the com ports are correctly installed also on Windows XP, but the serial-mouse isn't detected at all! Next September I will buy some new serial ports ...
by fabiobol
Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 17853

Sorry, what do you mean? Sorry but I am Italian, and usually I don't understand some English expressions.... Could you explain me, please?
by fabiobol
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 17853

Mine is a Super-socket 7, but I remember that with a i430TX MB, the performance were better than with my soltek sl-54u5.
by fabiobol
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the best video card between these?
Replies: 2
Views: 6485

What is the best video card between these?

I have at home 4 video cards:
1)S3 ViRGE DX/GX PCI 4 MB (very poor)
2)Matrox Millennium G450 Dual Head 32 MB DDR
3)S3 Savage 4 Pro+ 32 MB
4)Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 32 MB.

What is the best, and more powerful? I have a Pentium 200 MMX, 256 MB Ram, 10 GB HD.
by fabiobol
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 17853

In your opinion, what of these 2 chipsets is the best? i430TX or Via (M)Vp3?
by fabiobol
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Questions about audio cards
Replies: 3
Views: 5997

Ok, sorry, I didn't know that capital letters were equal to shouting... But... unfortunately, I tried to install the ESS AudioDrive on Windows ME, but with the default Windows ME WDM drivers, I couldn't listen to the music on some dos games like Doom, Doom2, Hexen, Heretic, Winter Challenge and Summ...
by fabiobol
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Questions about audio cards
Replies: 3
Views: 5997

Questions about audio cards

I have at home 3 ISA audio cards: 1) Ess1868 Plug and Play Audiodrive 2) Yamaha OPL3-SAx 3) CMI 8330. What is the best for dos games, in your opinion? I have a question, too: why the default WDM-Audio drivers can play only SFX in dos games? Why can't we use audio in DOS games under Windows 2000/XP? ...
by fabiobol
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 17853

Yes, I know, but, about 2 years ago, we installed a AMD K6 /200 MHz processor on a Green Pci/Isa system from ABIT, with the chipset I430TX, and it ran very well! How do you explain this?
by fabiobol
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can't use the COM port! Help me!
Replies: 8
Views: 11855

I tried also to change the external port, but it doesn't work at all. I'm sure that the electric-energy arrives at the external-port (where i connect the mouse, of course) and I don't know why the device is not found! If I run cmoswpd, could I risk to damage my motherboard? Isn't more simple to use ...
by fabiobol
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can't use the COM port! Help me!
Replies: 8
Views: 11855

IRQ/DMA conflict, no driver, Widows doesn't support COM ? DOS machine: Forget it. Yeah, Windows supports com ports: If I go to the system properties, and peripherals setup, the COM 1 and 2 are correctly installed. But the serial-mouse doesn't work. I have 2 types of COM- ports, one of them "no...