Whats the longest uptime you had for a windows 9x box?
Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:37 PM
Another time was around 7 weeks but the PSU fan had failed and needed replacement.
.. I really need to get a ups. -.-'
Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:20 PM
Haven't been doing much else besides that though, mostly browsing (SlimBrowser takes up quite some resources), chatting/testing with Miranda IM (also had a few crashes in user.exe during testing), copying/moving files around, editing some office files...
Anyway, resources are quite scarse right now, with the browser open: 12% System and GDI, 38% User. Processes running: 18, including Codestuff Starter, DSClock, DU Meter, FreeRAM XP Pro, eMule. All these on a 400MHz Pentium II, 256MB PC133 SDRAM, MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 128M running in 1024x768 dual-view with Win98SE.
Also wanted to mention that lately this is a record, since the new ISP that took over our old neighborhood network is so lame that it usually drops connection every other day. Power failures during thunderstorms are also regular here and I can't afford a UPS. And heck, when there's such power failure while I'm sleeping, I wake up right away when the fan hum stops.
Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:45 AM
I've been playing Age of Empires, SimTower, SimCity 2000, and browsing the web on it wirelessly (using seamonkey). The only hiccups are on flash pages (cpu too slow for it properly- NO YOUTUBE!!!!)
I must admit, I am **very** suprised it is still running...
Back in the day, my first 98se machine (p150, 476megs ram) once ran continuously for a month... and that machine was a firewall/Tribes game server. I could 'serve' a game and also take part at the same time on the same machine.... at the time, it was revolutionary.
Longest I've ever seen a 98SE box run? over a year. PTEC St. Petersburg. Where I got my first bit of training... Computers for the Community rebuilt machines for needy homes... and their server was a 98se box.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:37 PM
So a frequently crashing Win98 may actually be something positive: Win98 may just keep unwanted guests out and give them the boot.
This post has been edited by Multibooter: 05 August 2008 - 06:37 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:38 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:20 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:08 AM
I think its a stupid waste of energy and resources leaving it on......
Lets it rest and be ready for the next time you wanna use it
Actually, the worst wear and stress on a PC is the first few minutes when it turns on from cold...
Anytime someone has problems with old hardware starting up, they can leave the PC running rather than powering off and generally it will work fine for sometime before finally packing up...
Besides, my P3 idles at about 50W...
And... I don't have to wait for it to boot up everytime I need to use it!