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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: If you had a Win98se Question what forum/blog would you go to?
From: "Jonathan Hall" <flimzy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 17:27:39 -0600 (CST)
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

The good news is, in late October, 2001, Microsoft will be releasing a new
operating system that isn't limited to 512mb...

> My main computer today is a Sempron 3000+ with 1Gb memory.  I have no
> problems at all with it on Linux.
> Once in a while I need to run 98SE on it to play a game (The last time
> was when there was a change in cedega and it would not run my games for
> a while).  I could not figure out for a while why the install kept
> failing. When I remembered that win98 would not work with more than
> 512mb of ram and reduced the system to that everything worked fime.
> Just one of those things that can bite you when least expected.
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 12:34 -0600, Thomas Wallis wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, ironrose wrote:
>> > Very good observation.  I was wondering why that question was being
>> > asked.  When I had win98se, I wasn't able to use 512mb of ram in the
>> > computer without it becoming glitchy.  I took the ram back down to
>> 384mb
>> > and I had less problems.  Just an FYI as to what happened to me.  :-(
>>      This sounds like a good trick to try.  It can't hurt anything.
>>      I have a computer running 98 (dual boot with SUSE 10).  It has
>> 512M of memory.  I don't have too many problems with it (it is an
>> Athlon).
>> 98 crashes fairly regularly, but I don't expect much from it.  I use
>> for all of my printing, websurfing, etc (98 only for the games).  My
>> version of 98 is the upgrade edition from 95, and it does have some USB
>> support.  I have an HP inkjet on it, as well as a USB mouse.  The mouse
>> works, I don't think I have ever printed anything under Windows with it.
> You might ry cedega for your games and be pleasantly surprised.  I use
> it and have only booted to winblows about 5 times in the last year,
> (when there was a cedega update that had a minor glitch as I said
> above).
>>      I did run across a motherboard once that had trouble with large
>> amounts of memory.  It was a VIA chipset about the same age as the
>> original poster's machine.  This machine is a file server for the CS
>> Dept.
>> It has 512M of memory in it.  When I put more memory (1G) in it, it
>> slowed
>> down dramatically (running LINUX!).  Otherwise, it worked fine.  I could
>> only guess that either the chipset had trouble with large amounts of
>> memory or the motherboard itself was subtley defective (maybe bad memory
>> slots?). Anyway, I took it back to 512M and it is still running today.
> I wonder if the memory dimms may have been incompatible.  Really strange
> things can happen when there is a slight mismatch in performance of
> memory.
>>                              Good luck!
>>                              Tom W.
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