Soyo 7VCA-E question

Discussion in 'Soyo' started by Mark, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I know this is an older board, but I am considering buying it for playing
    older Dos games for myself and kids. I like an ISA slot. I did a search in
    google on this Newgroup for messages about this board, but they were posted
    a long time ago. Has anyone here had good/bad experiences with this
    board?Also, I have a 900 Celeron, FSB 100, and according to the Soyo Site,
    this board will only accept up to Celeron 800. Would a 900 Celeron be ok?
    Also, some of the messages which I read on Google mentioned about RAM
    problems (something about Registered or Unregistered, whatever that is) I
    have two 128K SDRAM-one is Micron and the other is Infineon. Is it a problem
    if different makes? I think they are both double sided but forget without
    looking for them.
    Any and all opinions is appreciated.

    Mark, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. hi!

    I don´t have such a mobo,but I have a Soyo 7VCA2 with a Celeron 900
    256 mb ram,and a 60 gb 7200RPM hard drive.
    Working fine with Win2k SP4 and Slackware 9.1.
    Of course,I don´t play heavy games, or something like that.
    Previously,with a smaller HD,I had it working with Dos-WFW 3.11.Like a
    Don´t worry about ram,dos-win311only recognize up to 64 mb,unless you
    make some tip&tricks to make the SO to recognize all the memory,but
    the programs will not work beyond 64mb.

    Jorge E. González, Jun 17, 2004
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  3. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Thanks foro the reply Jorge. I don't know if it would change your reply, but
    I should have mentioned I am using Win 98SE and also I might want to play
    some Windows games on it as well as DOS, so not exclusively used for DOS
    games, but most games will be DOS. Most Windows games will work beyond 64 mb
    RAM don't they?. I was concerned if it made any difference if the RAM is two
    different makes and if I can run a 900 mhz Celeron, even though Soyo site
    says you should only use up to 800 Celeron. It might damage the CPU if I run
    the motherboard at 900 mhz.

    Mark, Jun 17, 2004
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