I recently bought a new MB, now ...
Posted on 2000-01-21
I recently bought a new MB, EP-6VBA.
The things is when I installed Win98 SE on it, it worked fine except:-
1)IE5 would sometimes not allow me to press the buttons on the top bar(i.e. File, Edit etc). This can be resolved only by witching windows then returning to the IE.
2)I used SFC and found that the file setupx.dll is corupted!!! But I had just installed windows. How come? I've restored the file but once in a while it happens again. The worst part is sometimes I can't restore it and I have to restart before I try again. Whats going on...?
3)I have a Seagate 17GB drive and a cd-rom both capacle on UDMA 33. The thing is, should I enable UDMA under device manager(control panel->system->devices )
My older drive/s did not have UDMA so I've never tried it. Anyhow, The bios autodetects my drives with UDMA 33 seting... SO should I enable it?
4)The Bios comes with something called "ECC Level 2 cache". It's currently enabled. I've read that disabling it provides better speed. Is this true.
5)I would like ot know the optimal seting for the vcache statements in system.ini. Plus any other tips to speed up the system. Some say that changing your computer discription from PC to sever works...
I also want to know about the best seting for virtual memory.
6) Since my 17GB drive is large I was wondering about the pros and cons of partitioning the drive to maybe two drives. I've heard this slows down the computer. Is this true?
What is your reconmendation?
7)I bought it with a celeron300A and a creative blaster TNT dirt cheap...:)
The thing is, I've found out that creative has released a bios update for the card... Should i flash the bios. The site doesn't say anything about it's purpose though....
Well. I know this is a whole lot but i appreciate the help, thanks.