Multibooter Posted August 24, 2010 Share Posted August 24, 2010 (edited) I had MDAC 2.8 working fine on my 10-year-old 700 MHz laptop under Win98SE since 2003. Then, after having seen MDAC 2.8 SP1 listed by galahs as the last version for Win98, I got the idea of upgrading.Immediately after the installation of MDAC v2.8 SP1 the fan of the old laptop started to blow and the bottom of the laptop, where the CPU is located, started to get really hot. CPUIdle, however, didn't indicate a much higher CPU usage than before. The fan kept on blowing maybe for an hour, even after rebooting or booting briefly into WinXP. I was not running any data base software.The system under Win98SE, however, and perhaps eMule also, seemed to have become a little crisper under SP1.MDAC cannot be uninstalled, so I had to restore \Windows\ and \Program Files\ from backup in order to revert from MDAC 2.8 SP1 back to MDAC 2.8. After having restored MDAC 2.8 the laptop worked as usual, no heating up or noisy fan.MDAC 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 had CPU usage issues:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320700http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320698http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320696which were apparently fixed with v2.8.Could it be that the CPU usage issue came back with MDAC 2.8 SP1? Edited August 24, 2010 by Multibooter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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