First post, by ufoufo512
I finally got time to put all those collected parts to a single PC to make a great (at least IMO) DOS/Win9x machine.
* Pentium II 333 MHz underclocked to 200 MHz
* 128 megs of RAM
* Voodoo2 8 Mb SLI
* Geforce MX400
* Roland LAPC-1
* SoundBlaster 16 (CT2230 I recall?) with NEC XR385 daughterboard (Yamaha DB60XG clone)
* Disney Sound Source (mostly for curiosity, so far I have only tested it it Wolfenstein 3D)
* PS2 mouse and keyboard
* Windows 98SE
Have been playing with DOS games mostly and been very happy. However, I have experiencing some random random freezes. I has happened with Day of the Tentacle and Return to Zork at least.
I am not looking for exact answer for the problem, because I should post more specific information to begin with. But I would like to know how to troubleshoot these things.
I grew up with DOS games and I still remember most of the tricks, but I was wondering if you could recommend some good free diagnostic programs that could test memory, prosessor, hard drive (or is scandisk enough) and most importantly is there a program that shows which hardware interrupts are used by which device?
Do the sound and graphic card contacts need to be cleaned? Does the infamous "hanging notes" bug hang the whole machine or just the notes?