05 November 2007

Celeronsanity

Having had to grind this Celeron 566 across to what claims to be a Pentium II (Deschutes) 400, I find that the random-muckups typical of the system have all but disappeared, although the bog-slow font selection style dialogs are still a part of life.

This mobo definitely can’t manage more than 256MB of SD-RAM. This is a pity because I have enough DIMMs to ramp it up to 410MB, which I’m sure wouldn’t challenge any known speed records, but would make for a less-stalled operating experience. One thing which does seem to work better is that driving it into swap is less sharp & less complete despite the smaller real-RAM available.

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