First post, by noshutdown
dunno how many have seen this, but on some computers(mostly modern high frequency/high fsb computers), 3dmark2000 would simply be unable to load and the cpu usage sticks at 100% forever until you terminate the process(on multi-core cpus it uses only one core at 100%). 3dmark01 doesn't have this problem.
i've experienced this on several lga775 computers and i knew it can be solved by running in "win98 compatible mode", on some computers lowering cpu fsb would also fix it, so i thought it was because that 3dmark2000 can't correctly detect cpu speed.
however, when i tested a winchip yesterday, the same problem occured. at first i thought this cpu was just slow as hell that it would take a long time to load, but after minutes the system is still unresponsive, and cpu load is fixed at 100%, so i knew i have run into the same problem. after i terminated the process and set it to win98 compatible mode, it loaded in a few seconds!
now, does anyone know whats the true reason behind this problem?