I recently upgraded from a pentium 133 to a K6-2 400 MHz.
I formated the c: drive partition and reinstalled windows.
About 95% of the time, when windows 95 OSR2 is loading, it comes up with a Windows protection error when loading "IOS" or a protected memory error. The only way I can fix this is by diabling my level 1 cache in the BIOS. Unfortunately, this slows down the computer. I'm really hoping this doesn't mean I have a bad chip. I thought that "maybe" the online retailer screwed me by overclocking a lesser CPU to 400 MHz. I can't check this because the heatsink/fan was glued unto the CPU. I remember a program that will tell you your chi speed rating. Can't remember though. What do you guys think?
I have a
ECS P5TX-Bpro w/ AMD K6-II 400Mhz
64 Megs EDO 70ns DRAM
Matrox Mystique 4 Meg
3COM 10/100 905B-TX
SCSI card for UMAX Astra 1200S
You may want to underclock your processor to 300mhz, so you have a stable system while installing the patch.
I had the exact same problem with a K6-2 500MHz. Don't change your multiplier, change your bus speed from 100MHz to 66MHz so your system is running at 266MHz. Then go to http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/k623d/win95_update_k6.h..., download and install the patch. Change the bus back to 100MHz and you'll be fine again.
~ I'm not AMD biased, I just think their chips are better. ~