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mheyman

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  1. The question of how my ssd is attached? I am using this sata to ide converter board: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RSHPCBW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Seems to be working ok.
  2. Do you know of any good resources I can follow to do this? I've been trying to find a guide that lists optimal settings for my setup with little luck. If this will help my stability issues I really want to make sure I'm doing everything to make this work. Thanks!
  3. Thanks for the advice! I know that the Tualatin is not natively supported but I had heard of people making it work and wanted to give it a try. Here is where I'm at. I was able to update the bios, which seems to have removed some hardware warnings and now correctly labels my cpu. I'm not sure if that is any improvement other than cosmetic. I am able to somewhat consistently boot into Win98SE now but sometimes the keyboard isnt getting recognized on boot (maybe that weird capacitor?) Booting into XP seems like it's not going to happen. I do have a backup cpu I could try just to see if things become more stable: Intel Pentium III SL5QV. It should be compatible since it has a 100MHz fsb, unlike the Tualatin. I might switch out the cpu and see if there's any difference. I also have another motherboard (Asus P3B-F) I could try the tualatin on to see if it's the motherboard that is causing a few issues or not.
  4. Ok so I switched out the GPU and now im getting a picture! So far I've been able to get into the bios but I can't load up an OS. It either freezes or restarts. Should I be flashing my bios now and going from there? Edit: Managed to get into 98SE a few times but not very stable. Sometimes on boot it won't read the keyboard. Looks like I should fix up the bios and get the right settings in place before proceeding. Anyone know of a good tutorial on flashing bios?
  5. Yeah I made sure to match the way all the other caps were oriented and checked the markings on the pcb. Next thing I'll try is a cpu that is actually meant to be used on this board and possibly other gpus. I also ordered some new replacement caps just in case the board needs a completely recap. Most of the caps all look fine but there is one that looks "sunken in" that may need to be replaced. Is there a chance I fried the cpu or something? Would I see anything on screen if the cpu was a dud?
  6. Hey, I'm back again with some more issues. So I'm not sure if I should start an entirely new thread for this but I have changed around my system a bit and am running into issues. For one, it won't post, or atleast, nothing shows up on my monitor. CPU: Intel Pentium III Tualatin 1.4Ghz modded (https://www.ebay.com/itm/281238323137) Motherboard: Asus Cubx-e Rev. 1.01 (came with some capacitors that needed to be soldered back on, which I did) RAM: 2x 256MB SDRAM PC100 GPU: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB Sound Card: Sound Blaster AWE64 Hard Drive: ADATA SU655 120GB NAND 2.5 inch SATA III SSD When I power up, the fans spin on the cpu and the gpu and the led on the mobo lights up. Other than that nothing else works. I have a feeling that the graphics card I'm using isn't compatible with this board? I tried using the Jumperless setting and switching all the dips to off. Still no luck, any thoughts?
  7. Thanks for the reply! According the the article the two goto motherboards are the Asus Cubx and the Microstar BXMaster. I was hoping to use a Tualatin P3 and it looks like its not offically compatible with the Cubx, however, there is some kind of mod (not ideal) or adapter (can't seem to find) to get it to work? Does anyone have experience with a tualatin and 440bx? Would it be better to switch to another chipset (i815ep) or switch to a different cpu? Thanks again!
  8. Hey there! I've read a lot of posts here trying to find solutions to my issues to no avail. So I thought I'd ask and see if I can get some more specific answers. I'm building my first retro PC and have come across a lot of issues with Windows 98SE. My goal was to build something that could boot both 98SE and XP. As far as I can tell so far XP seems to be working ok. However 98SE is a whole nother story. I've had a range of issues from freeze ups, freezing during shutdown, freezing during restarting. blue screens during installation, not being able to open DOS programs due to memory issues etc. Here is my build thus far. Please let me know if more info would be helpful: CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.67GHz AXP2000BOX Motherboard: Abit NF7-S V2 Socket A (462) NVidia nForce2 RAM: Atech 1GB DIMM DDR PC2700 333mhz x 3 GPU: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB Sound Card: ESS Solo 1 ES1938S PCI Hard Drive: ADATA SU655 120GB NAND 2.5 inch SATA III SSD I feel like the components I chose lean more towards being good for XP than for 98. I just wanted to make sure it could handle early 2000 games as well as some DOS and 90s games. However, I think this chipset is causing a lot of the issues in 98SE. After installing the chipset drivers that's when I notice the freeze ups and the freezing during shutdown/restart. And I know a lot of my memory issues had to do with me having 3gb of ram installed. Even when I reduced it to 1gb during installation I still had weird blue screens. While I could toil away trying to resolve these issues I thought I'd ask: Am I better off switching to a Pentium 3 / Pentium 4 processor and a different chipset? I was also thinking maybe I should find a motherboard that has ISA slots for more sound card options. Will I be able to find something that works flawlessly with 98 and XP? Thank you all for the help, this site has been a great resource.
  9. Hey there. I recently got a Sound Blaster Live! CT4780. I have searched the internet trying to find some drivers to get this working on Windows 98SE. I got it working on XP but still no luck on 98. I can't even keep track of everything I've downloaded. If someone could point me in the direction of the exact steps I need to take to get this to work I would be very appreciative! Thanks!
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