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9800pro and win98se Play Nice?

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April 15, 2004 1:04:49 AM

If your running win 98se can you use a 9800pro?

I noticed that over at ATI's site they don't list win98se as a compatible OS

From their site:
Operating Systems Support
Windows® XP
Windows® 2000
Windows® Me

But I would've sworn I've seen peeps (in their sigs) listing a 9800pro and win 98. (I searched posts here and couldn't find anything)

No probs with my 9600pro, and ATI's site of course has the Cat 4.3's for 98se. But before I spend the $200+ I wanna make sure I'm not gonna be unpleasantly surprised. I've noticed the new cards coming don't list 98se as a compatible OS and figured this is my last upgrade b4 I'm forced to buy a new OS


Thanks

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April 15, 2004 3:46:24 AM

ATI doesn't develope their 9x driver for 98SE because of it's age, instead they develope it for ME. But ATI will tell you the ME driver works fine in 98SE.

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April 15, 2004 11:46:14 AM

The WMe drivers work fine for W98se (not W98 1st edition mind)... I dont make much use of 98se these days but at last use, my most stable platform used the cat 3.8's (from 3.3 to 3.7 I got BSODs all over the place)...


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April 15, 2004 1:40:07 PM

I use a 9800Pro with 98SE, and 4.3 Cats with no problems.

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April 15, 2004 4:21:42 PM

Thanks everybody. I'm off to get a new card...

Barton 2500+
Abit NF7-S v 2.0
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB Corsair Twinx 3200LL
9600 Pro
Enermax Noisetaker 420 watts
Win98SE
April 16, 2004 12:58:10 AM

Omega's drivers for for Win9x/ME have softmods but Omega has announced that there won't be any more Win9x/ME driver support. Drivers based on Catalyst 4.3 are the last.

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