Got fed up with my un-OCable BE7 the other night and downloaded a little FSB tweaker designed for another mobo (BDM or something).
Program bombed on launch and said I need GIVEIO.SYS in the same directory so I downloaded that and stuck it in there. Program ran, cranked the fsb up to 170 something and got my 3+ G overclock.
Life was good.
Now I can't run any games. That's not good. Every one of them bombs on launch.
They bomb in a way that reminds me of the way MBM5 bombed when I tried to run it on this box. Sudden death, no blue screen. Blackness, no reboot. When I power cycle everything comes back.
See? That's my hook into this particular forum, my games BOMB LIKE MBM5 DOES... ah ah ahhahahah. Subtlety is one of the strongest arts.
Here's what I'm wondering; am I confusing the heck out of my win2k system by having the GIVEIO.SYS file off in the MyDocuments folder? I've run MBM5 with win2k on AMD machines with only occasional problems... most mentioning the GIVEIO.SYS file. Never installed a different version of it in different directories.
Reason I ask in this forum is cuz: a) I'd like to get MBM5 back up and running so I can monitor my stats for OCing, and b) usually overclockers have some clue about obscure tools, and c) I'd like MBM5, the soft FSB prog, games and win2k to ALL work.
Saw a site that described an elaborate process of copying GIVEIO.SYS to the system32 folder whilst employing some drive installer prog and going to the sys services folder and .....
... sounded like an elaborate way to get one thing to work and hose everything else.
Microsoft.com has this to say about GIVEIO.SYS, and I quote:
It says nothing.
Anyone know about this sys file?