> > I think I will go arcadeVGA just to keep it simple.. Im plannin gon using a Pentium
> > P4 2800mhz with 1 gig RAM but I need to check if it has a PCIe slot..
> Most of the time, P4 based computers do not have PCI Express slots. Also, with an
> 2.8GHz P4, you'll want to run a quite old version of MAME, probably 0.106 or earlier
> due to the increased CPU requirements in newer versions.
> > Also someone has offered to provide me there entire mame collection running on Mala
> > with video frontend all very polished looking. Can you see any issues running this
> > with my setup? If Im using Mala will I have to use arcadeVGA?
> I've never used Mala. I cannot provide any guidance.
> > Also regards the power, if I remove the AC output I presume the lighting in the cab
> > wont work also?
> You only want to remove the AC power to the DC power supply that powers the original
> JAMMA video game board (the two wires under the red X on the diagram I posted). You
> need to retain AC power to the rest of the cabinet for the monitor and the marquee
> lighting. Coin slot lighting is normally powered using DC through the JAMMA harness,
> so you'll need to come up with an alternative method of powering the coin door
> lights. Many people install 5v, or 12v LED lights and power them from a molex drive
> connector in their PC.
PGA478 Sockets you will not get PCIe. LGA 775 sockets are easy to find with PCIe sockets and some suport dual-core or Hyper-Threaded P4s which are much better, especially if they support Intel 64-Bit (EM64T). Running a 64-bit OS and 64-Bit MAME is really beneficial. I went from playing DDR at 20% to near 100% on 9-Fram skip with 64. Time Crisis runs much better too.
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