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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Torstein Hall

Date: 06:46:57 07/31/98

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On July 31, 1998 at 08:27:50, Komputer Korner wrote:

>On July 30, 1998 at 12:58:39, Torstein Hall wrote:
>>I have run Win 98 for nearly two weaks now and it have kept on running like a
>>clockwork for two weaks now. And I have used it for games, chess, wordprosesing,
>>drawing etc. Perhaps its the best bug fix I ever paid for!
>>( Win 95 used to crash about once every week or so. )
>I agree that WIN 95 crashes a lot, but it has been unfairly maligned about its
>virtual cache and RAM grabbing. If you have enough RAM you will see that there
>is no difference between WIN 95 and WIN NT in the anount of RAM that is grabbed
>for the virtual  cache on the same machine. I have a dual boot setup and both
>operating systems grab about 20 Mb of RAM for the virtual cache (lots more of
>the hard disk also).  The problems everybody has been reporting are because of
>the small RAM they are using. For chess programs you need at least 128 Mb of RAM
>and then you can load 64Mb of hash tables ( up to 88-90Mb if the program
>allocates this amount).
>Komputer Korner

Do not misunderstand me, I'm probably one of the few persons in the world who
really liked using Win 95. Even with only 48MB :) But win 98 is in my view a
super bugfix, it makes everything much more stable. ( and a bit faster and a bit
more convinient. ) And you can still use more or less every program ever made
for the x86, whish I belive gives you NT users a lot more problems!

How are you doing with your NT and Chessbase? Did the service pack help?
..and by the way. SP4 is on its way!


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