nForce2 sucks with Windows 9x! I know, because I tested it on my Asus A7N8X-X and the benchmarks were degraded noticably! I can't trust it with nForce2. I lost at least close to 10 FPS in 3D Mark 2001 SE! nFarce2 (/sarcasam) sucked in everything, not just win9x. I'd give SiS chipsets a go as well. I've had very good luck with them in 9x/NT4 vs Intel and Via chipsets. On a second note i'd seriously talk the folks into getting newer (and possibly better) software that would support at LEAST Windows 2000. You'd be less prone to losing data due to a random BSOD whenever 9x decides to vomit everywhere.