Hi all. Just a quick note to those interested that WinXP seems to work surprisingly well on the WSP. Definitely faster and more stable than 98/Me/2000.
- SIIG Ultra 66 PCI IDE + 14Gb hard drive (also works with Promise Ultra 66 & Ultra 100)
- Two 64Mb PC100 SIMM chips (I tried a spare 128Mb but it only showed up as 64Mb)
- Netgear ISA EA201 ethernet controller (10Mps)
- generic USB audio attached to USB port
- BIOS: Misfit's updated bios (do a search if you dont know what I mean)
- Overclocked to 233 Mhz using jumpers
- WinXP Beta 2 (part of preview program); build 2462; installed clean onto a new NTFS partition
- Hooked up to living room TV (screen ok at 24bit color, flickers a bit during disk access)
- Video: Use IDT Cyberblade 2010 drivers for Win NT 4.0 from their web site
- Audio: The audio drivers for NT (listed elsewhere on this board) work okay, but a fault in the chip itself causes occasional hangs; therefore, I disabled the onboard sound and plugged in a generic USB audio adapter which works like a treat with the built in windows drivers
- VIA: WinXP has VIA drivers built in, but after some USB problems which I eventually traced to a Promise/Maxtor Ultra100 PCI IDE card I did download the latest 4-in-1 which installed fine
- IDE: I am using a PCI adapter and therefore needed special drivers for WinXP; I actually installed with the Promise card, then downloaded the SIIG drivers, then swapped the cards; this allowed me to use the more stable SIIG card but avoid using special drivers during setup (WinXP/2000 has built in support for promise cards but not SIIG).
The coolest thing about XP on the WSP (albeit several years behind Linux): Remote desktop connection that allows me to control the Websurfer from my main desktop pc using my fullsize keyboard, mouse, screen etc.