CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

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CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

Postby LunarG » 2019-3-16 @ 22:03

Seeing as CPU-Z apparently is "too common" to be used as a search term, I eventually gave up trying to see if anyone else has this problem, and just posted a new thread.

Right, so. I've been having issues with CPU-Z on my Windows 98, K6-3+ system. All the really old versions I've come across, up until 1.44.1 works just fine, but anything after that, simply causes a bluescreen. It's nothing that the system can't recover from or anything, but the program simply won't run. I've edited the ini file to disable every feature, just to try to see if there's any kind of hardware detection that my VIA MVP3 chipset doesn't like, but no luck. I've tried several versions, including 1.78 for Windows 98, which as far as I can see, is the most recent version for said OS.

Anyone else had this problem? Anyone found a way to fix it? Or is this perhaps something unfixable? Perhaps the system is simply too old?
WinXP : PIII 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 73GB SCSI HDD, Matrox Parhelia, SB Audigy 2.
Win98se : K6-3+ 500MHz, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, Matrox Millennium G400 MAX, Voodoo 2, Waveforce 192XG.
DOS6.22 : Intel DX4, 64MB RAM, 1.6GB HDD, ELSA Winner 1000PRO, GUS 1MB, SB16.
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Re: CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

Postby doaks80 » 2019-3-16 @ 22:31

What's wrong with the working old versions?
k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium
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Re: CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

Postby LunarG » 2019-3-17 @ 00:30

doaks80 wrote:What's wrong with the working old versions?

Less information than in newer versions. No (or little) info about memory for example.
And seeing as they are supposed to work under Windows 98, I just find it odd.
WinXP : PIII 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 73GB SCSI HDD, Matrox Parhelia, SB Audigy 2.
Win98se : K6-3+ 500MHz, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, Matrox Millennium G400 MAX, Voodoo 2, Waveforce 192XG.
DOS6.22 : Intel DX4, 64MB RAM, 1.6GB HDD, ELSA Winner 1000PRO, GUS 1MB, SB16.
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Re: CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

Postby oeuvre » 2019-3-17 @ 12:56

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Re: CPU-Z for Windows 98 BSOD

Postby LunarG » 2019-3-17 @ 18:10

oeuvre wrote:Try AIDA32 3.93 from here https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/detail ... ation.html


Well, Lol. Thanks, I guess. I've got other alternatives as well, such as Everest. I was actually curious about this specific problem of "why does CPU-Z cause bluescreens under Windows 98". Which is why I was asking if anybody else had experienced similar issues in the first place. :)
I guess it's probably not a common issue.
WinXP : PIII 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 73GB SCSI HDD, Matrox Parhelia, SB Audigy 2.
Win98se : K6-3+ 500MHz, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, Matrox Millennium G400 MAX, Voodoo 2, Waveforce 192XG.
DOS6.22 : Intel DX4, 64MB RAM, 1.6GB HDD, ELSA Winner 1000PRO, GUS 1MB, SB16.
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