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Created On: 02/08/2005 03:50 AM
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 02/08/2005 03:50 AM
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Well first let me introduce myself, I go by the name of "8ENINE OCTANE". Glad there is an AMD Forum.

Recently my step-son bought a used PC with Windows 98 sec edition. It has a "AMD-K6 3D Processor and 2 hardrives in it and 120mbs of ram. Now briefly the problems are as follow's:

On C: drive there is the usual amount of space around 4 or 5gigs. On this drive he has 54% free space, on D: drive he has around 11gigs and 90% free space, on E: drive he has the exact amount as on D: drive 11gigs but with 89% free space. He has a tremendous amount of software that includes all types of photo programs and graphic programs, I mean "tremendous". So I removed alot of the active ones that my step-son wouldn't need and then in msconfig altered the configurations on system, win, start-up. What I disabled the operating system didn't need. For instance fax programs, some camera, photo, graphic, mp3's and on to allow more ram to be free.

I have been told by other forums to either update the chipsets= device drivers and for the video card. Or perhaps his PC may be in need of another stick of ram. So of course I am trying to work out a fix before sending him off spending valuable bucks as this PC isn't the latest. My hunch: I have deleted alot of the files associated with these softwares that is, txt, bak, etc, but still have on the applications containing the exe's. So would it make a difference to delete or save these programs on a cd (and of course his cd isn't working either), which would free-up even more space.

As I stated above C: drive has only 54% free space while D: drive is almost totally free at 90% and E: drive at 80% free. With this known it seems as though he should be able to take advantage of the rest of his ram which total's out to 120mbs(don't have the specs on what's left out of the 120mbs but he would have use of more of it). To free up all the ram for C: drive shouldn't I just completely free up both D & E: drives or figure out some way to disable them (this is where I would need the most help).

A brief history of the original owner: This guy was into networking and photography like nobody's business, he had thousands of pictures and all kinds of software that mainly was for the sole purpose of rendering thumbnail shots to all kinds of graphical changes and networking all these pics out to others (no porn just beautiful women in bathing suits from all over the nation). My step-son is not a picture nut or a photographer, but he is a "Gamer", so in any event after spending $300.00 dollars for this PC I don't think he should spend another $1.00 more investing into a machine that can't run XP. Epilogue: I am needing some advice on what if any fixes there might be for his dilemna, would anyone care to give it a shot?

Thxs ahead of time,



 02/08/2005 07:46 AM
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Welcome to the forum 8ENINE OCTANE!

Please tell us more about the motherboard in question hardware-wise. If you can post the BIOS ID string, that will help to authenticate your motherboard.

As a start, do you allow Win98SE to control the swapfile, or have you manually adjusted that? Real RAM is always faster than Virtual RAM, so it always pays to max out the machine hardware-wise.

Can you tell us which AMD is in-place? Just post the markings you read on the CPU face.



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