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    Need help on grandparents system (comon guys)

    k.. here are the specs

    Amd K6-266@333
    Gainward 5VPA (Via MVP3)
    Joyimage Apollo 16mb AGP(Savage 4 Pro)
    128 PNY PC-100
    USRobotics ISA 56k
    horrable ESS ISA soundcard.

    the chip is stable at 380 2.2v but it doesn't like 100Mhz bus (won't do 100*3.5)

    i don't get it.. the performance is pretty bad.. my k6 200 with a Riva128 4mb beats it in 3D Bus transfer rate (my RiVA is a PCI card) and in a few other areas. it won't even play Halflife at acceptable frame rates anymore (it used to, but it doesn't after a fresh install of Win98) i have the latest Video Refrence drivers installed, and Dx7a is installed. i've heard stories about AGP cards acting like PCI cards without a certan patch. Where can i find this patch? i'm not sure if its a Video problem or a Mobo conflict... i'm kinda stumped its probably somthing stupid that i overlooked.


    Any help would be appreciated

    oh, and the sound cuts out when i'm playing games, but i'm pretty sure thats due to the ESS ISA soundcard (junk, junk, JJUUNNKKKK)


    Thanks Zach




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    Dump the 4in1 patch from VIA's wesite on it and see what happens.
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    Thanks.. i'm going to there site as i write this
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    k.. i got the patch, the bus transfer rate tripled. but thats about it.. it looks better, but not too much.. when i disable sound. it gets quite a bit faster, so i'm going to get my grandma a new soundcard. nothing special, probably a SB Gamer or somthing..
    Worlds Loudest Subwoofers.... Nasa technology..
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    Wow - awell, an ISA soundcard will lag an AGP card heavily - you could increase the PCI latency to help reduce the lag the ISA card causes, but whenever your sound card is active, its gonna slow down your entire I/O subsystem.

    Your AGP slot is like 36 times faster than ISA. 1 ISA transaction costs the equivalent of 36 AGP transactions.

    Loose that card.

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    wow, i bet thats one hell of a Performance hit, plus i'd like to get it to 100 mhz bus or so (maby 112?) i don't know if the board will go that high. i know the memory will take it, it ran at 124 in a buddy's computer.

    Thanks for the help!

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    anyone have a cheap PCI soundcard for sale?
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