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Is there limit on CPU MHZ for Win98?

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Treihydral

Don't want to rain on your parade here guys... But windows 95(All of them)and windows 98 does have a cpu limitation.Windows95 is out of life cycle so no patch will be developed for it, but with a patch windows 98 and 98se will function properly.The timing calibration code in the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver causes a divide by zero if the CPU runs at 2.2 GHz or faster. This problem does not occur with CPUs that run at 2.1 GHz or slower. Further reading available here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...108&Product=w98Here is a link for problems with 98 and AMD Athlon CPU's:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...697&Product=w98And here is the link about the AMD K6-2 problem:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...850&Product=w98

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epp_b

Well, there's some solid proof :ph34r: Sorry, James but I just can't resist... :) :hmm: :harhar:All in good humor, of couse :ph34r:

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Cluttermagnet

Well, to recap an earlier post in this thread, I have 98SE running on a 2.4GHz P4 with 512M of DDR RAM. The system is well-kept, and has experienced very, very few crashes in over a year. I have never 'refreshed' Windows by reinstalling it over the existing install. Quite the contrary, so long as I use Resource Meter and keep an eagle eye on resources, this system seems to be near bulletproof. I have been known to run it stably for a couple of weeks at a stretch without rebooting, and have not seen any problems. It may well be that I'm not using that NDIS driver. This system is on dialup, and I have never attempted any sort of networking with it.The Microsoft web page about this is interesting. It sounds like they hold you up for a credit card number before they will even talk to you, then they may (probably) decide not to charge you for the call if you really did have this NDIS problem, which would entitle you to a copy of an updated .dll and free support in analyzing the problem by phone. Oh, but only if you do not ask them about anything else during that conversation and limit your scope to the NDIS problem only. It pays to read the fine print. Still, not too shabby for an obsolete OS that was supposed to be a dead duck by now. MS was wise to stretch out the transitional period. Good move. :ph34r:

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