Het is niet allemaal rozengeur en manenschijn met de nieuwe GeForce2, eigenaren van een mamaplankje met de AMD 751 chipset hebben kans dat ze hun kaartje niet in AGP 2x mode kunnen gaan gebruiken, iets wat een aardig verlies in performance opleverd:
We have noticed some issues with the following hardware/software
combination: Windows 98 running on a PC based on AMD's Irongate core logic chipset with a GeForce 2 GTS board installed AND running in AGP 2x mode. Given that hardware/software combination, there is also some application sensitivity...some games run overnight without a problem and some do not. We found that the instability is related to AGP 2x mode, so setting the system to AGP 1x mode solves the problem.
The choice of using the special "Athlon" driver is up to each user. If the user does not experience problems running in AGP 2x mode with the regular driver, they should use the standard driver. If the user does experience instability, then the special driver is an option.
Lots of Athlon-based PCs use the Irongate core logic chipset - which believe is what you have in the Fester MoBO, so, many users will associate this with the combination of Athlon and GeForce, despite the fact that it is strictly a core logic chipset issue.