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I own a Pentium 4 Cedar Mill 641 processor:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16819116003 (click the "Specifications" tab)



I also own one stick of "WinTec Ampo 512 MB SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)":

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820161615 (click the "Specifications" tab)

I think I've found what I've been looking for - a motherboard that will support these 2 parts AND Windows 98SE: ASRock's 775I65PE.

There's a refurbished one here that lists specs:


So my questions are, looking at the specs sheets I listed above,

(1) Does this motherboard, the ASRock 775I65PE, support

(a) my processor (Cedar Mill 641)?

(b) my RAM?

(2) If my processor isn't supported, what motherboard does support both (a) my processor and (b) Windows 98SE?

(3) If my RAM isn't supported, what RAM would work?

Mainly I'm interested in supporting the processor (if only either CPU or RAM), since it's the most expensive of all these parts.

I've also found these 2 video cards, hoping to upgrade from my old GeForce Ti-4200:

http://www.provantage.com/evga-256-a8-n401-lr~7EVGA0CH.htm (GeForce 6200 256MB AGP 8x)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...7&CatId=935 (GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP 8x)

(4) Will either card work with 98SE? From what I've read on these forums, yes. But some of the threads were old, and I'd like to be reasonably sure. Does either involve the "Turbo" feature some people were warning against with 98SE? Is one safer than the other?

I'm trying to replace a 7-year-old computer. I'm purposely using Windows 98SE, thus the need to support it.

I just want to get my computer running again. It's been 2 months of late nights, fixes, a new hard drive, and troubleshooting, and I'm done with the old computer. It has worked great, under less than optimal conditions, for years. But it's time to get something new. It crashed two months ago, then crashed three weeks later, now crashed again with an INT 24 error. I need a change.

I know all advice here is non-liable. I don't want anybody's personal promise to resolve if something doesn't work; I just want to know whether these parts _should_ work together.

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Yep, it should work.

The mobo supports your CPU and your RAM.

Both Graphic cards you've selected should work fine as well, since Nvidia serie 6 is officialy supported by Win98SE.

The 6800 is more powerful than the 6200 but of course, at the cost of extra heat. If you don't play / do anything video hungry, a 6200 will do just fine. Oh, and maybe what you're refering to is "Turbocache"? Don't know why but anyway it's not the case here since both cards have 256mb of dedicated VRAM.

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Thank you. I may have to hold off on the video card just now (a baby's on the way, and there will be bills!), but the motherboard is a good price and I need this computer running.

Here's to luck putting it together!

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