I have recently upgraded my computer with P6SBU motherboard (ATX P2 440BX w/ ULTRA2 SCSI) and P3 500 MHz CPU. I still use Windows 5 C. My sound card is ES1688.
Immediately upon installation it was established and confirmed by Adaptec that my Olympus SCSI CD-R is no more compatible with the m/board. So I bought HP CD-RW 32/8/4 and I am happiest one in town. Shortly thereafter I found many troubles with my existing modem, Viking 56 V 90, about 2 years old. I can install modem (even with plug&play) but it doesn not work. It tries to go either to Comm 1 or Comm 2 and would not install itself into a virtual Comm port. After installation it reports all kinds of resoures conflicts. I was able to force the modem into Comm 5, where it works perfectly but the same moment the sounds goes and computer is producing high pitched sound and has to be rebooted. I could not find any conflicts, whatsoever. Manufacturer does not support this model any more except for some drivers that did not help. I realize that I should get myself a new modem even though I have DSL line, just for occasional faxing and for dial-up if DSL goes down.
My question is what do I have to specifically look for when getting new modem to be certain that it will work after I bring it home. Sales people in computer stores are not exactly known for high technical knowledge.