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Psymong

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Hi,
My 98SE system, after running a processor intensive program (such as games or music production software) my system starts to have random little stutters in performance, where the audio will glitch and the program will freeze up just for a second.
This seems to happen regardless of what graphics settings i set in games (my games will run fine at high resolutions for the same amount of as in low resolutiosn before it starts to stutter), Ive done my best to get rid of any virus, spyware or startup program that might be causing this, but they may have been something ive missed.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I have an AMD 1.4Ghz
512Mb RAM
GeForce Titanium 4600
DMX 6fire sound card

Startuplist says:

StartupList report, 24/06/05, 18:29:50
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE
Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LINKSYS WIRELESS-G USB WIRELESS NETWORK MONITOR\WUSB54GV4.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LINKSYS WIRELESS-G USB WIRELESS NETWORK MONITOR\INFOMYCA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ATNOTES\ATNOTES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ACCESSORIES\WORDPAD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
Shortcut to ATnotes.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATnotes\ATnotes.exe
Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
nwiz = nwiz.exe /install
LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
RunCA = C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InvokeSvc3.exe
zBrowser Launcher = C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
NvMediaCenter = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Services

WUSB54Gv4 = C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

[AutorunsDisabled]
QuickTime Task = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime

--------------------------------------------------

Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=
drivers=mmsystem.dll power.drv

--------------------------------------------------

C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

mode con codepage prepare=((850) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
SET VDMSPATH=C:\VDMSOUND
mode con codepage select=850
keyb uk,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

--------------------------------------------------


Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}
(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
(no name) - (no file) - {00000015-A527-34E7-25C2-03A4E313B2E9}
(no name) - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Update Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IUCTL.DLL
CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...AB?37872.378125

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...ash/swflash.cab

[RdxIE Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\RDXIE.DLL
CODEBASE = http://207.188.7.150/15f0d2fe6a2d93...ip/RdxIE601.cab

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\DIRECTOR\SWDIR.DLL
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...director/sw.cab

[{33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}]
CODEBASE = http://download.microsoft.com/downl...922/wmv9VCM.CAB

[ActiveScan Installer Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\ASINST.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WEBCHECK.DLL

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 5,286 bytes
Report generated in 0.064 seconds





Hijack this says:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 18:29:29, on 24/06/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LINKSYS WIRELESS-G USB WIRELESS NETWORK MONITOR\WUSB54GV4.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LINKSYS WIRELESS-G USB WIRELESS NETWORK MONITOR\INFOMYCA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ATNOTES\ATNOTES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://redir.phoenixnet.com/redir/R...30908&time=1511
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Vfp98\Gallery\blank.htm
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000015-A527-34E7-25C2-03A4E313B2E9} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunCA] C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InvokeSvc3.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WUSB54Gv4] C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe
O4 - Startup: Shortcut to ATnotes.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATnotes\ATnotes.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/15f0d2fe6a2d93...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab



Thanks in advance

Simon
 

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I am not sure if this will work for 98SE as it originates from XP but you could try it -
Create a text file in the directory where the the program (Programx.exe) lives, call it Programx.bat, Where Programx.exe is the actual name of your program. The file has one line of text in it - cmd/c start /High programx.exe.
Create a shortcut to Programx.bat and use that instead of a shortcut to the program itself.
Instead of high you can also use "Low", BelowNormal, AboveNormal or Realtime.
Realtime should only be used if you have a high spec machine with at least 512Mb of RAM.
This sets memory and CPU usage priority to your program.
 
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The elements of time and cpu intesiveness would make overheating the number one suspect. Have you looked into this? Just shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it on and ensure the fan is up to speed.

You may also want to install a real time heat monitor to keep track of things:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

There is really nothing in the startups to suggest a sofware related problem (although you should get yourself the latest version of HijackThis if any future posts are needed).
 

Psymong

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Thanks for the suggestions guys,
I think Cmd is an XP command, the 98 equivelent i guess would be setting the priority of the program through a process manager. I gave it a go, but im afraid it didnt help.

As for overheating, ive given it a good clean-out and Ive attempted running with and open case and a fan blowing in, which didnt seem to work, but it certainly could be an issue, ill download the heat monitor and give it a try, thanks.
 
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Actually on closer look there are a couple of items in that scanlog that may be of concern:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://redir.phoenixnet.com/redir/R...30908&time=1511
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000015-A527-34E7-25C2-03A4E313B2E9} - (no file)

They appear to be past or present symptoms of a search page hijack.

I would check and fix them. Then open the Internet Options > Programs tab in Internet Explorer and select "reset web settings". Check to see if that R1 entry or something similar returns after being online. I don't expect them to be involved in your stability issue though, unless there is some hidden process calling them back.
 

Psymong

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Thanks Rollin Rog,
I use Firefox now, so those search probs must be quite old, ive got rid of the offending entries though, just be to safe ;)

Unfortunately i cant find a heat monitor thats compatible with my motherboard, ive downloaded Rain nonetheless to try and keep things cool.
I think Ive ruled out most problems that could be causing this (RAM, swap files, disk cache size, nasty processes) so I think perhaps overheating may indeed may be the problem, Ive been meaning to get a new CPU for a while anyway, so i think i'll live with the stutters until i get a new one.

Thanks for your helpful replys, at the risk of being cheeky, could i ask you to have a quick look at http://forums.techguy.org/t374840.html and see if you could shed any light on the problems with my XP system. Thankyou very much :D
 
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Do the "stutters and glitches" occur regardless of whether you are online or not? And does a reboot immediately resolve them?

If a reboot immediately fixes things, this may actually be an issue with memory or cache resources. Win98 has some issues as you reach or exceed the 512 mb level.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q253912/

It would be interesting to see if the problem occurs if you use msconfig > advanced to limit the memory used to 256 mb.
 

Psymong

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Hi Rog,
Yes, a reboot always fixes the problems. However, the problems do seem to occur regardless of whether im online or not. I also tried limiting the memory to 256 (and afterwards tried the system.ini configuration that microsoft suggests on that link) Neither of which worked.

Thanks so much for the suggestions though, i feel like we're getting closer to a solution.
 
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Perhaps you should post a Scanlog using the latest version; instructions here:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

It really seems like a hardware issue of some kind, and as mentioned, heat seems a likely suspect, though I would expect the problem to surface pretty quickly after a reboot if the system has not been allowed to cool much.

You can pretty much rule out all software issues by doing what is called a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;192926

One thing you might want to do is install Process Explorer. Then when the behavior exhibits itself, run it and see if any running process is consuming excess CPU time.

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
 

Psymong

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Thanks rog, here is the new log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:52:06, on 27/06/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ATNOTES\ATNOTES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - Startup: Shortcut to ATnotes.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATnotes\ATnotes.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR2.DLL/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab



Its tricky for me to tell if the problem will still occur under a clean boot as the programs that cause the problem most regularly wont run properly. I'm going through a process of elimination, but I think you're right, it probably isnt a software issue. (that said, what is NPDocBox.dll??)

But yes, after a reboot the system seems completely refreshed, so perhaps its not a heat issue either.
I've been using process explorer throughout this little system repair journey ive set myself on, Love that program :)

Thanks for helping, Rog. ill keep experimenting and ill report back if i find anything suspicious.
 
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The updated Scanlog is just as straightforward as the older one. I don't think you will find anthing there.

Here is some info on npdocbox.dll:

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/dlllibrary/NPDocBox/

It seems unlikely this is a "resource" issue in terms of what the resource meter measures, but I would enable it nonetheless and keep track of it.

http://www.russelltexas.com/tutorials/resourcemeter.htm

On the distinction between "memory" and "resources":

http://aumha.org/win4/a/resource.htm
 

Psymong

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Thanks for the links, very useful info
Even when the probelms occur my systems resources are mostly free, so we can tick that off the list too :)

So, hardware issues: Where should i start looking? i have some decent system information tools, so i can provide any information you might need.

Thanks again
Simon
 
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What "color depth" do you have your Display Settings at? If more than 16 bit "high" color, try lowering it to that. This is much more intensive in memory use than "screen area" which I know you have tried lowering.

Right now I'd be suspecting an issue with the graphics card itself; perhaps it is overheating or you are maxing out its onboard memory capabilities.


I'd like to have a look at the system.ini file. Start > run: system.ini and it will open in notepad. Just upload it as an attachment.

I'm going to assume since you went to msconfig and tried reconfiguring how much memory is loaded, that Windows does recognize all your installed memory.
 

Psymong

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My colour depth is usually set at 16bit unless programs need otherwise. And yes, all my memory checks out :)

a text version of system.ini is attached
Cheers
 

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Nothing in the system.ini file which would be a problem (I was looking at cache settings there).

Bottom line is, other than the possiblity with heat, I don't know what to tell you :rolleyes:

I could see an issue with the 64 mb video card on recent vintage games, but other than that it really shouldn't be a problem for other applications.

One thing you might try is lowering the hardware acceleration on your Sound driver. This is available through DXdiag or the multimedia > audio applet. I've seen this cause similar problems on older sound cards, but I really wouldn't expect it on anything fairly recent.
 
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