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18th October 1999, 07:44
OK people, i just ordered the new Soyo 6BA+ IV motherboard. Does anyone have this particular mobo or has anyone heard of any issues the board has with the G400? If there are issues, I still have time to cancel the order so if anyone has heard of anything, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your time.


Abit BH6, Celeron 300A @ 450 (sometimes, soon to be a PIII 500) SoundBlaster Live Value, 10.2gb IBM hard drive, 6.8gb Maxtor hard drive, Promise Ultra DMA 33 controller, Netgear FA310TX PCI Ethernet adapter and a freakin' awesome Matrox G400Max!!

18th October 1999, 08:55
Hey there,

I don't have the IV just the III and some small problems that were easily fixed by tweaking the MB BIOS settings:

What seems to have worked for me was setting the AGP memory to 256 and the CAS Latency to 3.

Unfortunately I have no way of knowing what the ATA/66 controller is going to add to the mix.

Good luck.

18th October 1999, 15:24
I run the G400 MAX fine on my 6BA+ rev III board. RAM's rated to CAS2 at 125Mhz, so running it at 120's not a problem. I too have my apeture to 256MB.

Just my $0.02

Primary System: PIII-540 (450@4.5x120), Soyo 6BA+ III, 2x128MB PC100 ECC SDRAM CAS2, G400 MAX in multi-monitor mode. V2 SLI rig. Two Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 900u monitors, 3Com 3C905, SoundBlaster Live!, DeskTop Theater DTT2500 DIGITAL Speaker System (Sweeeeeet!), WD AC41800 18GB HD, WD AC310100 10GB HD, Toshiba SD-M1212 6x DVD-ROM, HP 8100i CD-RW, Epson Stylus Pro, OptiUPS PowerES 650, MS SideWinder Precision Pro USB joystick, Logitech 3-button mouse, Mitsumi keyboard, Win98 SE, Belkin OmniCube 4-port KVM, 10/100 5-port Linksys Ethernet switch (30~40MB/min under Win98SE)

Secondary System: PII-266, Asus P2B BIOS 1008, 1x128MB PC100 ECC SDRAM CAS2, Millennium II, 3Com 3C590, ADSL Modem 640kbit down/90kbit up, 3Com 3C509, Mylex BT-930 SCSI card, Seagate 2GB Hawk, NEC 6x CD-ROM, Linux distro S.u.S.E. 6.1 (IP Masquerade works!), Sharp JX-9400 LJ-II compatible

Tertiary System: DFI G568IPC Intel 430HX chipset, P200MMX, 4x64MB EDO Parity RAM, Millennium II, Intel Pro/100+ client NIC, SoundBlaster 16 MCD, Fujitsu 3.5GB HD, WD 1.2GB HD, Creative Dxr3 DVD decoder card, Hitachi GD-2500 6x DVD-ROM, Win98 SE

All specs subject to change.