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cold start issues w?win98SE

By Bizzaro Cartman ·
my computer is 1.5 yrs old and has had intermitent issues with freezing during cold start up. I am able to power down and start in either normal or safe mode. At the bigging it happened about 1/3 of the time. Now it is happening 90% of the time.
What I have is:
compaq 5070, 20gig harddrive,64 MB ram,
AMD K-6. My system originally came with 3 gig, 32 MB ram and had the issue then.

Another symptom is that when I play action games, like Rainbow Six, my screen is choppy. Is there anyoneout there to help a brother out...lol.

Thans for your time and anticipated assistance.

sincerely,
gig1

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by csmith In reply to cold start issues w?win98 ...

This is usually the power supply sending the power good signal to the motherboard before the voltages are properly stabilized.
Replace the power supply is the only option when this is the problem.
The choppy video is not related to the power supply problem.
The graphics system is based on the Rage Pro.
It should have no problem with action games. This means there is a lot of other stuff running on the system, and when the OS (Win9 multitasks, it has to switch away from the game.
Try running the game with nothing else running except the volume control. (Pause, or close everything else.) The choppy display should smooth out.
Regards, Chris

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by m1wheeler In reply to cold start issues w?win98 ...

i would definetly get a new processor and motherboard asap. but until then you need at least 128 megs for that thing to run a game like that right. 64 just isnt enuf, my buddy had a k6 500 with 64 megs of ram and it was awfull. my 450mhz celeron ripped its ***. so try some more ram and try running the safe mode in log mode it could be a driver that is hanging your system as well or it could be a heat issue check your processor cooling device. good luck tell me what video card you have and imight be able to help with the choppiness. dont forget you can get 128 megs of pc100 or 133 ram for 40 bux online go to crucial.com or go to a big retail chain. trust me it will helpyour system.

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