I have Epox 8KRAI motherboard with AMD Athlon XP 2600+ BA processor.
I have had problems getting my Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick to work. It sort of installs, it is visible from Contol panel, but does not work. A friend told that he had similar problems and the problem was connected to the AMD processor. He had got a patch somewhere, which had corrected the problem. But he does not remember the details.