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AGP 4x & W95 OSR2

By KahunaNui ·
Can anyone document whether or not W95 OSR2 will support AGP 4x cards? We are experiencing problems trying to install an ATI 4x card in that OS using a number of different systems. The 2x AGP will install, but our 4x will NOT install no matter what. We've tried to install an AIW 128 Pro 32MB into:

1. Intel D815EPEA2-U (Tualatin) (Retail)
1.13GHZ Tualatin processor (Retail)

2. Intel SE440BX (Retail)
450 PIII Processor (Retail)

We've confirmed that this card will install in W2K Pro, Win98se so we know the card is OK.

Flashing BIOS hasn't helped.
Upgrading chipset drivers hasn't helped.
Using every driver we could get our paws on hasn't helped.
Installing the above in every conceivable combination hasn't helped. In the beginning we blamed the MB and Intel's lack of support for W95, but after seeing the exact same thing happen in the other system, we are leaning towards W95 OSR2 itself as the culprit.

This is a mission critical system and having tore-install would be a nightmare at best. In every other way, it is Rock Solid. We need this system to run a flavor of Windows as one of the main programs we need to run will not work on an NT based OS.

If we are doomed to re-install, we then will be faced with the choice of W98 or W98se. ME is out of the question. We would like opinions on which of those two are the most stable. We liked OSR2 for its small footprint, and fairly stable performance. We had to go to the upgraded video becuase the AIW Pro 8MB just couldn't keep up with the fast I/O of the Tualatin board/processor.

Any help on this NIGHTMARE will be appreciated. In order to award any points at all, we would need some type of DOCUMENTATION on this issue.

Thank you very much in advance!!!!!!!

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by KahunaNui In reply to AGP 4x & W95 OSR2

OK, but because we see AGP 4x listings w/W95 driver support doesn't provide the necessary documentation that '95 is actually capable of AGP 4x support. It wouldn't be the first time that specifications are inaccurate. We are talking about attempting to install this video card in FRESH W95 install. In other words, we set up the necessary chipset/USB/DirectX, etc...and then try to install. It is a very simple problem ...no driver recognises the card for what it is. No manner of installation sequence will remedy it. ATI and Microsoft must come clean on this issue. We can find NO ONE that can document a 4x card in W95. Why don't they just come clean and document it?!!!!!! Other than that, we really don't quite understand your response to this question.

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by KahunaNui In reply to AGP 4x & W95 OSR2

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