I noticed I had an obscure, random freeze every now and then with my loaded 6500 motherboard. I re-seated everything every now and then, but it never really did much. I figured I'd check and see if I had a newer board anywhere (which might be less prone to any particular problems), and I found one a year younger... It has a different ATI video chip onboard, though.. where my normal 6500 board has one with the standard ATI logo and the text "3D Rage II", the one on this other board looks like this:
I was in the middle of trying to find an ATI rage card with the DVD daughter card, so this would pretty much be at its maximum potential, but seeing this chip has intrigued me... I'm still undecided as to whether I really want to take on the task of migrating everything, but if this chip says DVD on it, would that potentially mean it has some kind of DVD decoding capability? The board with the "+DVD" chip has 225 stamped on the motherboard edge, and the 55/65 board I've been using is originally a 250 mhz board... would there perhaps have ever been such a media savvy itteration of one of these machines?