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win 98 on a p4


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Hello,
I put windows 98 on a Dell Dimension 4400 a good while back to play a ton of old games I got. Hacked together drivers and patches. It rocks. I can reboot and be back to desktop in like 15 seconds.
Works fine and runs 24/7, as a matter of fact, I have only froze up a rare occasion loading a new game.
But I have two motherboard components unidentified.
One, PCI System Management Bus, two, just plain unknown device.(has assigned memory range)

Any pointers?

Edited by uuurg, 19 February 2007 - 10:45 PM.

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Windows 98 isn't really designed to run on such a fast computer...

But here are all the drivers for it:
http://support.dell..../...=W98&osl=EN
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Checking it out. Thanks. Would have never thought dell had backwards compatable drivers for an obsolete os.
Other than that, 98 runs fine, rarely freezes, unless you try loading a bunch of stuff at once. Probably has trouble managing the newer memory properly, would be my guess. Anotherwords, do one thing at a time.

It gets done --quick-- though.

Oh yeah-re using 98 on anything nowdays, definitely use firefox for fewer malware problems, and stick to 'trusted', established websites and multimedia sources. IE causes trouble, both stability and security-wise.

chipset drivers from dell worked, all components recognized properly, found newer firmware for mobo while I was at it.

Edited by uuurg, 21 February 2007 - 12:02 AM.

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