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March 5, 2005 2:43:02 AM

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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
Anonymous
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March 5, 2005 6:39:17 AM

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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
>
>
Anonymous
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March 5, 2005 11:24:24 AM

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"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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Anonymous
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March 6, 2005 1:21:59 AM

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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
>
>
Anonymous
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March 9, 2005 12:27:04 PM

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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)
>
>
>
!