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by James
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim,

I'll keep an eye out for the AIW. Perhaps I may find one on eBay. Should be better than the 7000 I am using, which is fine for most 2D stuff and DVD viewing (on 1080p display).

If in the BIOS, the temp looks good. I may have CPU fan run off of MOLEX connector. I had a cable to do that.
by James
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, I bumped up the Mhz to 550 over the weekend and it seems very stable. I had spent a few hours with the same "Pools of Radiance" (AD&D) game. Only issue I have with my motherboard is when I do a restart in Windows, is that the CPU fan stops spinning. Not sure if anyone else has seen this wher...
by James
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, Appreciate the links to WPCredit. I have not had the time to research it yet. So far, running at 500MHz is working out with no issues. This weekend, I will go to 550Mhz using the 5.5 multiply. One question I did have, what ATI driver are you using on your system? I think that the 9250 should...
by James
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, I put in the HIS ATI 7000 AGP and used the original drivers on the CD-ROM and it passed all 3 Direct3d tests with dxdiag. I was super happy with that. I looked at the install CD-ROM and started to look at the documentation and see it had documents for ATI 7000 through 9800. With that in mind...
by James
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, I will probably be trying my HIS Radeon 7000 AGP next as the Nvidia MX-200 AGP has real poor performance for video. I was able to install the AD&D Baldur's Gate (circa 2001) and the intro videos were all choppy. Game play was excellent when using the game tutorial. I do have the original CD-...
by James
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Sucess! The driver from DonPedro "52.16_win2kxp_international_whql2" was the winner. Also need to note that "IRQ for VGA" in BIOS needs to be set and also "System BIOS Cacheable". The first BIOS setting if not enable will give you a 16-bit display and an error in Device Manager that not all resource...
by James
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi DonPedro,
Yes, please feel free to disconnect web server - thanks!
I do have an old MX200 AGP, I may try driver with that. I had used one from Nvidia which was newer.
Regards,
James Cannon
by James
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi DonPedro,
Thanks. I'll try the Win98SE Nvidia driver tonight or this weekend. I had been using the one from Nvida web site: "81.98_forceware_win9x_english.exe". Hopefully yours is the winner. Would be good to have these in the K6plus downloads section perhaps.

Regards,
James Cannon
by James
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, Got the files and VIA 4 in 1 is installed. I'll have to admit that Win98SE is so much faster than XP. I was able to get DirectX 7 test to complete, but get a fatal error for DirectX 8. Seems I am where I was with Windows XP. Perhaps it is a driver issue. DonPedro, Please feel free to email m...
by James
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, Really appreciate your efforts. Looks like your FIC VA-503+ needs more attention than mine. I found an old 10GB drive and installed Windows 98SE to it. I only need to apply the VIA 4-in-1 drivers. I have it on USB, but not on CD-ROM. System needs USB drivers, etc. I seem to be running in cir...
by James
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, That is a good read. I had run into a number of those issues mentioned. The first being the system crash with a mouse click and IE. I had thought that a resource conflict. I had looked in Event Viewer and saw errors for ACPI. I then setup Windows to be "standard PC" and not be an ACPI machin...
by James
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, I have downloaded WPcredit and the PCR file for MVP chipset. I'll try that before I remove Windows XP. Not sure on the time frame. I understand you have your hands full also. I was thinking about putting Windows 98SE on it as I do have the Nvidia driver for my EVGA 6200 AGP card. I've also t...
by James
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim, I thought I would give an update. In the BIOS, there is no option for different AGP speeds. I do recall seeing something like that in the original BIOS, but not the eSupport BIOS. Id did have luck putting in the K6 III+ 450 CPU. It is currently running at 450Mhz. On a side note, one thing I ...
by James
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim,

I will try that tonight and update. Thanks for the tip.
by James
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: FIC VA-503+ revisted
Replies: 45
Views: 53195

Hi Jim,

I got the RAM, it is CL3 and system now sees 512MB. Is a huge difference in performance as expected, but still getting BSOD for Direct3D tests. :(

I downloaded CCcleaner thinking it may help, but did not retest DirectX. I am thinking a reinstall of Windows XPis in order.