I originally heard of 7-Max from Slashdot.org during a discussion on Doom 3, someone had suggested it to speed up the gameplay. Naturally curious I download, install, reboot, and am greeted by a BSOD then an automatic reboot. No problem, I had read that several people have reported receiving this error message, so I decided to just uninstall it and forget it.
Yesterday while reading another Slashdot.org thread discussing Windows XP SP2, someone had posted a link to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;811113 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 811113 describing what had been fixed in SP2. I noticed this little tidbit of information "Windows XP SP1 may not start with the /3GB or /USERVA switch" which linked to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=328269 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 328269.
Since I'm a rebel and had previously installed SP2 for Windows XP I tried to install 7-Max again, and sure enough it worked! I can't say for sure that it will resolve all such issues, but it did resolve it for me.
Thanks for that information.
BTW, do you know about any results for games?
Actually 7-max can speed up only applications that use random access to RAM (like archivers).
Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004 i believe i get a more constant FPS. And maybe 2-4 more frames in some cases.
I've used Umark to benchmarked UT2004 with 16bots at low settings. My machine is a Sempron 2500+ and the avg FPS rose from 50 to 56.8
What the post above says happened to me. Gameplay became better on a 32players server too, I guess min fps rose somewhat
>My machine is a Sempron 2500+
Socket A or Socket 754?
What version of 7-max / Windows?
What RAM size?
Sempron 1750 MHz (10.5 x 167) 2500+ 256KB cache
ASRock K7Upgrade-880 (3 PCI, 2 AGP, 1 K8
512MB DDR400 single channel
Memory Timings 3-2-2-7-1T
Radeon 9200SE at 240/200 omega derived from catalyst 5.11, 0xAA, 4xAF
I'm going to test on:
P4 Northwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Memory DualChannel DDR500 2.5-4-3-7
Radeon 9700Pro at 325/310, same drivers, 2xAA, 4xAF
7max Version 4.01
512MB, using 128MB for 7max
Minimum Block size: 128KB
Use fast working method
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