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    whats the lowest I can go with a PC speed and Memory.. for mame to work...

    I have a Pent 3 with 450Mgz and 256 Ram, seems like its too slow for some games to work...

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    Now that I've moved your thread to the right section have a look through this section and you'll probably find your answer. Has much to do with what you want to play and what version of MAME. I recall Elvis posted a MAME benchmarking page around here somewhere that has the relevant info so go looking!!!

    I have a machine with similar specs to that which you have and using MAME version 36 it plays pretty much all the old school games I want to play. But I'm old!
    Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Viper View Post
      Now that I've moved your thread to the right section have a look through this section and you'll probably find your answer. Has much to do with what you want to play and what version of MAME. I recall Elvis posted a MAME benchmarking page around here somewhere that has the relevant info so go looking!!!

      I have a machine with similar specs to that which you have and using MAME version 36 it plays pretty much all the old school games I want to play. But I'm old!
      Mame v36 final running under DOS will play mnay old school games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Galaga etc on a P1 166MMX. with 32Mb RAM

      A PIII 450 will play games like Street fighter II and Metal Slug. With 64Mb RAM
      Last edited by RetroGame; 4th March 2008, 08:48 PM.

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      • #4
        Yep and I got great speed even for NEoGeo games on a PII 266 with Mame 0.36

        Brad
        My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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        • #5
          if you want to run windows i recommend raine it plays 100's of games and requires a lot less rescorces then mame.

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          • #6
            i forgot to mention that the desktop is running Window xp...

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            • #7
              Video Card ?

              Which video card are you using or is it intergarated on the MB ?

              If it is intergrated it's sure to slow things down....

              I use an old but still quite good Nvidia riva TNT2 Ultra, a better choice that you could pick up quite cheap would be a Geforce 4mx or similar.

              I have a P3 600 in my cab and it performs well for anything pre 90's & NeGeo but some later games are very slow.

              I have tried a p3 1Ghz but the later games where still quite slow, I think you would have to move to a P4 2Ghz to run the later stuff at decent frame rates.

              I run V0.63 mostly & emu loader as my Front end. Later Mame versions seem to run slower as too does winmame.

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