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  1. <insert background info here>

    So I finally got around to getting the proper CD-ROM drivers installed this week, and Doom was the first thing I put on. Only problem is the fact that it barely runs at 1FPS. So I installed Heretic, and got the same problem. I tried some really old 80s games that I had on some 5.25" floppies, and of course those ran without any problems.

    So at first I thought it might be the virus scanner (which was 195 months out of date apparently,) but after removing it there was no change.

    I'm at a loss for what the problem is right now. The only guess I can make is that there's something wrong with the video card or the CPU. Here are the contents of AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS:


    Any ideas?

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    2. Whoo


      Okay running Doom with Turbo on makes it much more playable. Large areas still bog down to 12-15FPS, but it's still much better than getting a constant 1FPS. The heatsink's also getting hot so my extremely cheap mounting method seems to be working.

    3. GreyGhost


      Thanks for the pictures (I hate ImageShack - lousy advert-riddled shithole), I now know a little more about the video card but not enough yet to be of assistance. :(

      Whoo said:

      After some digging around and the use of Polish engineering I came up with this.

      Reminds me of a fan re-attachment I performed on a Cyrix Cx486 using nylon fishing line. That chip doesn't get particularly hot so the line's still holding after I'm not sure how many years.

    4. GreyGhost


      After chasing a bunch of red herrings into dead-ends I think I've hit the jackpot - copy this lot (except for the html files) to your hard drive. S24adndm.txt is an addendum to the Speedstar manual which should tell you much of what you want to know - including what the DIP switches do - and 00_index.txt is a annotated listing of the directory's contents, which includes a video diagnostics utility.