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dencorso

Day-to-day running Win 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM

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...replace my audio card specs from M-Audio 2496 to ESI Juli@...

Done :)

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What's New?

on post #2:

ragnargd's machine configuration has been added. :thumbup

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If you are using 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM, do PM me your info and you shall be added to the list!

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This topic has been updated!

What's New?

on post #2:

TmEE's #4 machine has been added. :yes:

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If you are using 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM, do PM me your info and you shall be added to the list!

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I have completed setup of a new Z87 Intel System.

OSes: Windows 98SE / MSDOS 7.10, Windows 7 (32-Bit MBR, 64-Bit MBR and 64-Bit UEFI), Windows 8 (64-Bit MBR and 64-Bit UEFI), UBUNTU Linux 14.04.1 (32-Bit MBR and 64-Bit UEFI).

RFDISK Extended Multi-Boot Profile MBR + GPT.

Memory: 32 GiB (4x 8 GiB DDR3 DIMMs; 3464 MiB available to Win 98SE; 29182 MiB available to RAMDISKs and 64-Bit Memory SDK)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Eight Core

Video: Default VGA Only at present

Sound: None at present

Ethernet Card: RTL8111E (buggy Tenda Driver)

3 Removable SATA Trays

4TB SATA Hard Drive currently installed

SATA Blu-Ray Writer

TBPLUS Disk Package

CONFIG.SYS:

DEVICE=C:\HIMEMEX.SYS /S /V ; used with RAMDSK64 and 64-Bit Memory SDK.

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS /NUMHANDLES=64

AUTOEXEC.BAT:

SPLIT8MB

RAMDSK64 T: 6000000 (6GB non-XMS RAMDISK For Internet Temporaries)

Remaining 64-Bit RAM reserved for 64-Bit RAM and Multi-Core SDKs.

vmm32.vxd (real mode), vcache.vxd: 4.10.0.2222, vmm.vxd: 4.10.0.2226 with RAM Limitation Patch 7.1 (with /M and /P Options plus SPLIT8MB)

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Add Windows ME to the list of OSes.

I solved the Installation problem I previously had.

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What's New?

on post #2:

RLoew's 9th machine has been added!

Let's keep the list up-to-date:

If you are using 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM, do PM me your info and you shall be added to the list!

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This topic has been updated!

What's New?

on post #2:

Dave-H's new machine has been added!

Let's keep the list up-to-date:

If you are using 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM, do PM me your info and you shall be added to the list!

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Hello guys

 

I have a question

 

Why you use old OS on new machine?

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Because we can! :w00t:

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Good answer

 

But many new applications do not support 9x, 2K.

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Hello guys

 

I have a question

 

Why you use old OS on new machine?

My Pentium 4 2GHz Windows 98 machine boots and runs a heck of a lot faster than my main Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windows 2000 machine. Also, the fact Windows 98 does mostly what I need it to do is a good reason for me to use it. :)

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I have split the posts about Canal's machine into his own project thread, which is located in the proper sub-forum <link>. :yes:

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Amazed and pleased this topic is still going! Happy to be among retros :)

 

 

 

I am creating 2 Win98se computers from laying-around parts with added "new" parts.

 

First is Calliope, who will be a music-making machine, because the drivers for the Echo professional sound card got totally messed up in XP. They require direct hardware control. Tired of people recommending I use a VM; I've tried Virtual Box, VMware, DOSbox, several other EMUs & the hooks into the system just don't work for squat.

 

 

Her config:

 

Asus P4B533 with Pentium 4 2.4GHz Northwood CPU

HIS Radeon 9000 for mere display, not gaming

1.5GB PC-1600 & Brookdale chipset (intel 845e)

Echo Digital Audio (12 in, 24 out)(96-bit internal files)

Pioneer cdrw

 

Nothing else because she has only 1 job to do.

 

I managed to get her to boot with 1GB RAM, but she absolutely refuses to use another 512MB. I have tried all the tricks in this forum & she still stubbornly refuses to boot with the extra 512. However, all this reading has made my brain go back in time (which is fun) so I expect I'll remember some more tricks; maybe they will work.

 

2nd computer - Arcadia

 

My original, FULL-TOWER (and I mean full tower - 2ft 1" - there's a lot of space in there :D) holding:

 

Abit BX6rev2 440BX mainboard

PIII 800MHz

Rage Pro AGP 2x card + All-In-Wonder TV tuner (soon to be yanked)

Some kind of Soundblaster (haven't looked yet)

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro (THE BEST STICK)

CH Pro Pedals

 

She had 384MB of RAM last I checked. I will be trying to get her to at least 1GB. She will be a games machine for DOS & early Win games (up to DirectX 9).

 

Looking over ebay & Amazon, I can get a (1998) $500+ graphics card for ~$35. WOOT! Dallying between the GeForce ti4200, ti4600, FX 5950 and the ATI-side 9700, 9800pro & 9800XT (with Angel's amazing Omega drivers - the only thing that made me love my Rage Pro)

 

So that's it, my projects over the winter.

 

And a big HELLO to all you other Retronaughts!

 

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