Temporary freezes, especially when using Netscape
Posted on 1998-03-18
For a littl while now, my system takes little "rests" while running. The whole system seems to jam up, the HD is assessed in little bursts and between the bursts the system is largely frozen (the mouse still moves though). After about ten or fifteen seconds the system recovers and works normally. The problem seems to be worse if Im running netscape although i does occur (less frequently) when im not. I have a vague feeling that this problem first occurred after i installed ISDN accelerator pack and the DUN 1.2 upgrade. My questions:
1) This almost seems like a memory/cache problem, could my RAM or cache be dying?
2) are there some swap file or cache settings ive got wrong or could optimise anywhere? (im using W95 to set the swap file and have no vcache settings)
3) could there be something in the registry gumming things up?
4) is this, after all, a netscape prob instead? (3.01)
Ive done a reinstall of ´95 (but only over the old version) and the problem didnt go away.
My system is an intel endeavor 1, iP100, 24MB RAM (2x4 and 2x8 all EDO) 256 kb cache, newest proprietory BIOS (VBS 4) running OSR 2,0 with DUN 1.2 and ISDN accelerator. Apart from the software i havent changed anything else on the system,in ages and it WAS running ok. Any tips???