patch for slow CPU to smooth out multimedia?

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Recently my main system went down and I'm using a very old system with an AMD
K-6 233 cpu.

Multimedia (WMP9), skips. For it not to, I need to have a faster CPU.
--but there was also a problem with the Win98SE system that compounded
things.
MS put out a KB on that and a patch to install for CPU's slower than ???
mhz. ( I think it was 300 mhz)

I've been looking and looking through the KB's but can't find a reference to
the patch to help older CPUs. I thought I had either bookmarked it or made a
link to the KB, but it didn't take.

I've been looking for hours and am tired.

Does anyone know of this KB article?

Thanks
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    I didn't find that one, but I found these. Some of the included
    suggestions might help ameliorate the problem.

    "FIX: Playback of some AVI files skips in Windows Media Player"
    http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=327609

    "FIX: The audio is temporarily lost for some items in the playlist when
    you play streaming content by using the RTSP protocol"
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884267

    "Problems with Windows Media Player When You Suspend and Resume Your
    Computer"
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303799

    "Media Player: Basic AVI Playback Troubleshooting"
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=92756

    "Skipped Frames in AVI Files and Streaming Video Playback"
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=261397

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS MVP Shell/User
    http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
    http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

    "sunslight" <sunslight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:69639F74-26D2-40CC-8DBD-3A481A697D87@microsoft.com...
    > Recently my main system went down and I'm using a very old system with
    an AMD
    > K-6 233 cpu.
    >
    > Multimedia (WMP9), skips. For it not to, I need to have a faster CPU.
    > --but there was also a problem with the Win98SE system that compounded
    > things.
    > MS put out a KB on that and a patch to install for CPU's slower than
    ???
    > mhz. ( I think it was 300 mhz)
    >
    > I've been looking and looking through the KB's but can't find a
    reference to
    > the patch to help older CPUs. I thought I had either bookmarked it or
    made a
    > link to the KB, but it didn't take.
    >
    > I've been looking for hours and am tired.
    >
    > Does anyone know of this KB article?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "sunslight" <sunslight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:69639F74-26D2-40CC-8DBD-3A481A697D87@microsoft.com...

    > Recently my main system went down and I'm using a very old system
    > with an AMD K-6 233 cpu.
    >
    > Multimedia (WMP9), skips. For it not to, I need to have a faster CPU. .
    .. .
    > I've been looking and looking through the KB's but can't find a reference
    to
    > the patch to help older CPUs.

    What do you want to do that WMP.v.7 cannot do?
    The size of RAM that goes with a 233 MHz CPU
    may also limit what software you can run.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
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    Hi sunslight,
    I cant help you, but will agree that you can spend hours
    at micro KB and still not find what you want. I reckon they
    purposely made it a maze with links going around in circles.

    regards Jane
    "sunslight" <sunslight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:69639F74-26D2-40CC-8DBD-3A481A697D87@microsoft.com...
    > Recently my main system went down and I'm using a very old system with an
    AMD
    > K-6 233 cpu.
    >
    > Multimedia (WMP9), skips. For it not to, I need to have a faster CPU.
    > --but there was also a problem with the Win98SE system that compounded
    > things.
    > MS put out a KB on that and a patch to install for CPU's slower than ???
    > mhz. ( I think it was 300 mhz)
    >
    > I've been looking and looking through the KB's but can't find a reference
    to
    > the patch to help older CPUs. I thought I had either bookmarked it or
    made a
    > link to the KB, but it didn't take.
    >
    > I've been looking for hours and am tired.
    >
    > Does anyone know of this KB article?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks all

    thanks Gary for the finds. thanks Jane for the truths

    Don,

    I had put on WMP9, which is the latest before they jump to XP requirement.
    The requirements for WMP9, still matched my system. I thought it might have
    corrections/additions that WMP7 doesn't have.

    I understand that running such a slow system will cause problems in today's
    world. But it's my backup system. At least it's keeping me up while I put
    together a new one.

    WMP7 or 9 has jumpy video and audio. I tried reducing the video
    accellerator settings, but that didn't help. I'm quite certain the problem
    is in the rendering that the CPU will allow.

    That's why I was so surprised to find a KB which talked about the exact
    problem and gave a patch for slow CPUs. And it even worked!

    --just my luck that my system crashed and had to be restored with an image.
    I thought I had saved the bookmark of the KB to a floppy, but evidently
    didn't, and now I can't find it on the site. The reference was inside
    another KB as a "go here for more info," that you see so often.

    But thanks all. I appreciate the help.
    Bob T

    "Don Phillipson" wrote:

    > "sunslight" <sunslight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:69639F74-26D2-40CC-8DBD-3A481A697D87@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > Recently my main system went down and I'm using a very old system
    > > with an AMD K-6 233 cpu.
    > >
    > > Multimedia (WMP9), skips. For it not to, I need to have a faster CPU. .
    > .. .
    > > I've been looking and looking through the KB's but can't find a reference
    > to
    > > the patch to help older CPUs.
    >
    > What do you want to do that WMP.v.7 cannot do?
    > The size of RAM that goes with a 233 MHz CPU
    > may also limit what software you can run.
    >
    > --
    > Don Phillipson
    > Carlsbad Springs
    > (Ottawa, Canada)
    >
    >
    >
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