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AuthorTopic: Quake II on a 68060 @ 50Mhz?  (Read 6788 times)

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Offline KennyR

Re: Quake II on a 68060 @ 50Mhz?
« Reply #90 on: June 20, 2003, 02:58:40 PM »

(About the motherboard brand) What about SiSandra2003?

It doesn't sound familiar, and the year is not possible. The machine is from 2001.

Sounds like a VIA KT class chipset. At least VIA KT133A. IF your motherboard's PCB colour has a pink/reddish in colour, it's certainly (or a good bet) a MSI built motherboard.

Nope, I saw it when I installed a CD-RW after the DVD combo drive stopped reading CDs. It's standard green.

Anyway, my BIOS text is:

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2000, Award Software Inc.

W6378MS V1.5 081601 14:51:57 (Time Computer Systems)

Main Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 1333MHz
Memory Testing : 122880K OK + 8192K Shared Memory

Primary Master : ST320410A 3.35
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R1002 1038
Secondary Slave : CW078D ATAPI CD-R/RW V102D



There are only a few memory settings in the BIOS. and even those very limited. Even my P200's BIOS from 1996 has more. But here they are:

Bank Interleave : Disabled
DRMA Timing by SPD : Yes
SDRAM CAS Latency : Auto*
DRAM/Clock : Auto*

(* - ghosted)

All BIOS are set to uncached (and unshadowed), apart from Video BIOS.

I thought this board (the Pegasos) is aimed at the enthusiasts/tinker market...(sigh)...

To be fair, the target for the Pegasos is multiple OS's, including MacOS. Macs use OpenFirmware as well, so you can see the reason they picked it. Also, Articia-S is set to a solid 100MHz bus with 100MHz memory access, and has no real settings.

Offline Hammer

Re: Quake II on a 68060 @ 50Mhz?
« Reply #91 on: June 22, 2003, 12:14:04 PM »
Your "W6378MS" may refer to


Product: KM2M Combo-L (MS-6738). Pink/Redish colour PCB**.



Product: "MS-6738". Green colour PCB. (This is most likely your motherboard, as stated by your mobo PCB's colour). This is the value edition of "KM2M Combo-L (MS-6738)**". One of MSI's value product line up.

The "MS-6738" link includes;
1. BIOS updates (check your motherboard's revision and read the warnings before upgrading the BIOS).
2. User manuals
3. Drivers
4. 'etc'.

Your motherboard spec.
 VIA® VT8361A chipset (552BGA) Chipset
- FSB @ 100 / 133 (200/266)MHz
- Integrated Trident Blade 2D/3D video accelerator
- PCI advanced high performance memory controller
- Support PC 100/133 SDRAM, VCM & ESDRAM technology

VIA® VT82C686A / 686B (352BGA) Chipset
- Enhanced Power Management Features
- Integrated Super I/O (FDC, LPT, COM 1/2 and IR)
- Dual bus Master IDE Ultra DMA 33/66 (686B supports up to  Ultra DMA 100)
- Integrated Hardware Soundblaster
- Direct Sound AC97 Audio
- ACPI  
    Support 100/133MHz(200/266MHz Internal System Bus)  
Main Memory  
    - Supports four memory banks using two 168-pin unbuffered
- Supports a maximum memory size of 1GB (256MB DRAM
- Supports 3.3v SDRAM DIMM.
- NO support ECC Function.
    * One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot
* Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots
  -- Support 3.3V/5V PCI bus Interface
* One ISA bus slot (optional)
On-Board IDE  
    - An IDE controller on the VIA® VT82C686A/686B chipset
   provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra
   DMA 33/66 operation modes (686B can support up to Ultra   DMA 100)
- Can connect up to four IDE devices  
    • Audio controller integrated in 686A/686B chipset
- Software audio codec ALC100
- Onboard Front Audio Pin Header (optional)  
    Integrated Trident Blade 2D / 3D Video Acclerator  
Network (optional)
-- Realtek 8100  
On-Board Peripherals  
    On-Board Peripherals include:
-- 1 Floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M
   and 2.88Mbytes.
-- 1 Serial port (COM 1)
-- 1 Parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
-- 4 USB ports
   (2 rear connectors and 1 USB front pin header- 2 ports)
-- 1 IrDA connector for SIR/CIR/FIR/ASKIR/HPSIR
-- 1 Audio/Game port
-- 1 VGA port  

The shared memory with CPU and GPU (plus with other I/O operations)  may lead to slight performance degradations  (e.g. bus contentions). This set-up kind of setup will severely cripple the Athlon’s performance. Similar issues when MC680x0 shares its memory/bus with Amiga’s custom chips.

It should be enough for Windows XP(with sufficient memory).

It’s recommended that one should find at least PCI Geforce 2/Geforce4 MX/ Radeon 7500 for maximising your system set-up (i.e. an attempt to free up the main bus for the CPU).

Squeezing 1.3Ghz Athlon, GPU and other I/O operations into 133Mhz SDRAM’s bandwidth is crazy….  

From memory;
1. "6A6LM" = VIA KT(KM)133 chipset class.
2. "M4" = Micro-star (a.k.a MSI).

It doesn't sound familiar, and the year is not possible. The machine is from 2001.

It’s a system info utility for the Windows platform.
AmigaForever 2016 with AmigaOS 4.1 FE, AMIDuOS\'s Android 5.01, MS Windows 10 Pro X64
Samsung ATIV Book 8 880Z5E laptop with touch screen.
CPU: Intel Core i7-3635QM, 2.4Ghz base, 3.4Ghz turbo.
RAM: 16 GB PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8870M (OC) 2GB GDDR5 VRAM.
SSD: 512 GB Samsung 840