1.4 Slowness

Ok, my Win98 takes almost 2 minutes to boot up, my computer keeps freezing when I run more than one program, and it freezes on some white screen when I run Quake 3. Does anybody know what is up?

Sys Specs:
ECS K7S5A
1.4 GHz T-Bird 266
40/7200 IBM deskstar
256 DDR Crucial RAM

Things were faster with my P2 350 for god's sake! Somebody please help if they can.

Now we're rockin like dokken!
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  1. update your drivers
    check for bios issues and flash your bios if needed


    update,
    update,
    update,

    If it still doesn't work check back here and let everyone know what you did. Post your entire system specs and what you programs your having trouble with as well.

    Good luck

    Blah, Blah Blahh, Blahh, blahh blah blahh, blah blah.
  2. A little birdie tells me it's chipset drivers. What exact chipset drivers have you loaded?

    Kelledin

    "/join #hackerz. See the Web. DoS interesting people."
  3. hard drive

    or something isnt installed right

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  4. Another happy AMD 1.4Ghz CPU owner

    Seems like alot of these are whacked, I sense a recall soon.
  5. Idiot Troll, stay out unless you can offer some real advice.

    <b><font color=green>Lizards</b></font color=green> eat Trolls as a delicacy.
  6. What video card do you have in your system?

    <b><font color=green>Lizards</b></font color=green> eat Trolls as a delicacy.
  7. Quote:
    Seems like alot of these are whacked, I sense a recall soon.


    Right, because they can't even run Calculator correctly. Oh wait...those were Intel chips.

    <font color=green>In memory of those who died, simply because they lived in America.
    Rest in peace.</font color=green>
  8. Or because they just can't handle heavy loads (like Linux kernel compiles). Oh wait, those were Intel chips too...

    Kelledin

    "/join #hackerz. See the Web. DoS interesting people."
  9. 2 minutes to boot, seems like a fair tradeoff to me.

    "Or because they just can't handle heavy loads (like Linux kernel compiles)."

    Post a link
  10. I'm referring to Intel's first shot at the P3 1.13GHz. I believe FatBurger's referring to the Pentium FDIV bug that forced Intel to recall CPUs.

    Quote:
    2 minutes to boot, seems like a fair tradeoff to me.

    If boot time is so important to you, that begs the question...why do you have to reboot so often? (Take that comment as you will.) :lol:

    Kelledin

    "/join #hackerz. See the Web. DoS interesting people."
  11. No link??? your a damn liar.

    LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! (sound familiar?)

    I wanted a link showing that Intel cannot compile linux kernel and handling heavy loads.
  12. <A HREF="http://www4.tomshardware.com/cpu/00q3/0008281/pentiumiii-04.html" target="_new">http://www4.tomshardware.com/cpu/00q3/0008281/pentiumiii-04.html</A>

    You would apparently rather forget that Intel is the <i>only</i> x86 CPU manufacturer to ever release a truly unstable CPU. Thus you exhibit the height of true insecure lemming-ism...

    Oh wait, it's rather more lemming-like to claim BS 3Dmark scores to make up for your small endowments.

    Wait, you did that too...LoL :lol:

    Kelledin

    "/join #hackerz. See the Web. DoS interesting people."
  13. Ooooh diss on FUGGER, run away little boy.

    ~Matisaro~
    "The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
    ~Tbird1.3@1.5~
  14. how about some temperatures?

    what are they? and how high do they rise when u put a full load on your processor.

    i use mother board monitor to check temps.

    really, your problem could be any number of things... and i suspect the slow bootup is unrelated to the lockups.

    so here is a step by step
    1. update drivers for EVERYTHING. bios, motherboard, chipset, directx, graphics drivers, service packs if using NT or win2k. sound drivers, the works.
    then check your system temps using MBM.

    then get back to us
    P.S. the more details u can provide to us the better. we arnt phsycic

    Need MUCH more chlorine in the gene pool i believe.
  15. Sounds like it could be a voltage problem, which is often caused by a voltage drop when the nominal amperage capacity is exceeded. Especially happens on most system when you put a load on the Video card, as the 3.3v output is most suceptable to inadequacies.

    Back to you Tom...
  16. I would flame you FUGGER, but this week is not the time.

    Check your hard drive out. All the problems with slow bootup I've had are bad hard drives. The way to find out though, is:

    1.When you run CMOS HDD auto detect, does it take a long time to recognize the HDD?
    2.Does the CMOS memory check/self test take a abnormal amount of time?
    3.Run FDISK, and see if the HDD integrity test takes forever.
    4.Try a format and Win98 install on a new hard drive.

    The reason I believe it's the hard drive is because I have nearly the same setup, and the only driver for that chipset I installed was the AGP miniport driver, as all the other SiS driver SUCK.


    Aklein

    Just me and my computer livin' on the dark side of the moon.
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