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October 22, 2003 3:58:48 PM

I have an older computer (celeron 400) that I want to upgrade -cpu/ram/mobo (amd2000+/512MB PC2700/KT333). It's OS is 98se. I have been told that 98 will have a problem w/cpu of this (high) speed. Is this true, if so, is there a solution?
Thanks

(BTW, my rig below was purchased w/98 installed -I didn't do it or I'd already know the answer!)

XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE

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October 23, 2003 1:29:37 AM

Well I'm running an AMD XP2700+, with No Problems what so ever, on Win98SE, whoever told you that is in error. Ryan

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October 23, 2003 3:26:33 PM

Hello again 4ryan6,
The local shop that installed 98 on one my systems similar to that on my tag line below had a real hard time. They told me 98se counldn't handle a cpu of 2000MHz -it needed a "patch". I thought that wasn't true, and I appreciate your confirmation of it.

You and the others here are a great help, I feel comfortable enough now to go ahead and order the parts (Barton 2500 cpu, NF7 or NF7-S,and 512 of hyperX ram @ 2-2-2-2-6-1T).

I suspect the other guys may have erred by using XP mobo drivers, so I'll be careful of that. In researching I did find mention of a patch for 98se and Soundstorm.

Thanks again for your help

XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE
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October 23, 2003 3:28:35 PM

you're fine. The only issue with win98 is it doesn't work with more than 512Mb of Ram. 512 is fine, but any more gives problems.

I have 2 win98SE systems with > XP1800 performance & 512Mb of RAM, they both run ok.

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October 23, 2003 3:33:01 PM

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98se and Soundstorm.

Yup, that's the other thing with 98SE, but it's only a 300K windows hotfix. Stops the sound going all choppy. of course you only need it for nforce2 motherboards with Soundstorm though.

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October 23, 2003 6:06:54 PM

Thanks, ChipDeath
I think it was one of your post several months ago that I saw regarding the soundstorm fix. I've got it saved on my machine at home:) 

XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE
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October 23, 2003 8:32:52 PM

If it's not a restore disk, like the ones you get from HP, Compaq, etc., you'll be OK.

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November 5, 2003 1:06:25 PM

There is no problem running Win 98SE at all, my entire company with more than 500 PCs from the very old to the latest plus my home AMD system runs fine with the OS.

Just make sure you have all the latest Patch and fix or not some games, apps and proggies may refuse to work or even install.

But that is a minor problem, compared to the lean OS (by comparison to other Windows version of course) and low resource which 98 uses.
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