Well, I've been having a similar experience with mine. bp6, dual 366's@550, 128meg ram. Seti with one instance per cpu and same ****.
havent tried and games, but winamp seems to work allright, a little slow in changing songs, but functional.
I'm sure with my luck my revision is the bad one. All I know is its the BP6 with the metal ZIF socket levers, dont know if that helps.
Winamp freezes even if nothing else is running? I dont know why, all my other sounds work. Games and windows sounds 'n stuff. Hate NT, want 2K, or even better yet 98 with SMP. That would pretty much rock.
I'm using the commandline version of SETI for NT, all settings are right, its just slooooow. Well I guess even 18 hours /2 is 9 hours per WU, but I want 12 hours /2 instead!
My dual Celeron 533's @ 624 MHz right now under Win2K and running an RC5 distributed.net client on each processor is exactly proportional to the client processing speed of all of my other machines. I am running the latest "approved" BIOS, and I do not run SETI, but it seems like you have something worng if it is NOT running faster than that.
warhorse, you're lucky, your plastic levered bp6 is rev 1.0, before the manufacturing flaw with the 1.1. You can check your Rev on the last isa slot, facing down on a white sticker. (i stuck a cd under and pointed a flashlight at it to see what i had just wasted money on)
Basically what is wrong with the rev 1.1 is that the VTT voltage is not steady at all, check in your bios chipset features for vtt voltage, if it hangs steady at 1.5 +/- 0.04 then yuo're fine, if it moves all over the place from 1.4 -> 1.7 etc then you've got trouble.
Apparently ABit began fixing the boards in the most recent manufacturing of the Rev 1.1. The old 1.1's that i have the misfortune of buying can be fixed by a simple and cheap soldering procedure that steadies the vtt voltage and pretty much makes it uncrashable (as in from the manufacturing flaw). Check outthis BP6.com messageboard thread to get instructions (go to teh last page tho, the first fix isn't as efficient as the second posted by 'somethingburning').
Another person has said that a bios fix is coming out tomorrow (may 17), boy i really hope so. I'm thinking of returning my bp6 and getting a be6-2, but i'm gonna wait out my 14 day return to see if anything materializes
[This message has been edited by spa.ere (edited 05-16-2000).]
Dual Celly 533
Asus v6800 DDR Pure 64MB
2 * 40gig maxtors in RAID
2 * 15gig maxtors in RAID
1 * 20gig maxtor