Matrox G200 crashing or freezing in 3D games

I spent a good part of a day wrestling with an annoying problem I found while testing the Matrox G200 AGP graphics card I recently acquired on my Pentium 4 test machine. And it’s a quite serious problem – it causes a BSOD or a hard lockup/freezing in a 3D game under Windows 98 SE, Continue reading

AOpen MX46-533V: SIS 651 review

AOpen MX46-533V

Recently picked up an inexpensive mATX motherboard for testing AGP graphics cards – the AOpen MX46-533V. The specs are pretty good for its intended purpose – socket 478 for cheap Pentium 4 cpu’s, up to 533MHz FSB support, DDR333 memory support, Universal AGP, and drivers ranging from Windows 98 SE and NT4 to Windows XP. There’s even an integrated graphics unit  Continue reading