|I bought a v5 IO several months ago. After installing a hard drive and BeOS I kinda gave up on the thing for awhile. But, now I'm back at it and have some questions. I've looked back over the huge archive of previous messages and am getting conflicting reports, so I am going to ask these questions straight up.|
1) CPU - Mine has the Rise MP6 CPU PR266. I am considering upgrading the CPU, but don't want to solder/clip/modify the motherboard in any way. What are my options? Will a AMD K62 of any flavor or variety work? Do I get a 66mhz or 100mhz bus speed CPU. Does it matter if I get a 550mhz or a 300mhz? Without physically altering the motherboard, will one preform better than the next. I think the Rise functions at 66mhz. But correct me on that.
2) MEMORY - I want to drop a 128mb SODIMM in there. I've seen conversations about making sure that there are chips on both sides, and some vague talk of "square" chips versus "rectangular" chips. If I'm buying generic memory where I can't actually see the chips, are there any sure fire ways to ensure I get the right one? Or any almost sure fire ways? Would the label "16Mx64" help me in anyway? What is the bus speed of the memory, 66mhz or 100mhz. (This may not matter much, as PC133 chips are pretty much the same price as PC100's so I'd probably just get a PC133 to use later in other projects.)
3) SOUND - My IO doesn't use the Yamaha sound chipset. Too bad, because it's easy to find drivers for it in BeOS. What sound chip does my IO have? Analog Devices AD1881 or VIA via82cxxx? I have seen references to both. And I have to ask, though it's unlikely that any of you will have a positive answer for me... Does anybody have the sound working on their V5 IOs with BeOS? How about Linux. Maybe, I could figure out how to write a driver for it.
4) VIDEO - I can't figure out if BeOS is using a native driver for the Trident video chipset or if it's using VESA mode. Does anybody know the answer to that?
Thanks for your time. I know some of these questions have been asked or hinted at before, but I haven't been able to get a postive answer for any of them.