AGP stability of SiS 5591 chipset

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AGP stability of SiS 5591 chipset

Post by computerpartshunter » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:11 am

SiS 5591 chipset was sort of a forgotten Socket 7 chipset of the 100 MHz Socket 7 era chipset.
I believe the initial version didn't run at 100 MHz for the Socket 7 interface (only at 83 MHz), and I also remember that pretty much only GIGABYTE sold the version the fixed the 100 MHz bus clock support as GA-5SG100.
Perhaps PCChips (ECS's other mainboard brand) also sold mainboards SiS 5591 chipset with a different name, but I always avoided PCChips mainboard during that period (i.e., high failure rate).
How stable was SiS 5591 chipset's AGP?


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Re: AGP stability of SiS 5591 chipset

Post by KenB » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:52 pm

This is a little late, i come here just once in a while, but...

The 5591 chipset is very good. I don't think there were any boards with this chipset that supported 100mhz, but the 75 and 83mhz were rock solid on the pci and AGP.

Also, MSI was a very good brand that made 5591 chipset boards (that was the one I had). I think it supported up to 768MB which was even better thna the HX xhipset back in the day.

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