Hi Guys. I'm in the final stages of my mame cab build. Checking out the software options. I installed TinyXp 32bit which seems to run fine (although having a few issues with the .net framework - wanted to install emumovies download service app.) Later I took a closer look at the PC hardware and I realised I have a dualcore 2.4ghz AMD 64bit processor.
I found this thread which (I think pretty much answers the questions?? but wanted to double check as I want to install the OS once - drivers etc then take an image).
1. Given that I have a 64 bit processor should I use a 64 bit OS & mame build? What sort of performance gain should I expect? 2. Given that I have plenty of HD space (250gb). I currently only have 1gb of ram but not a problem to install more should I even bother with a Tiny/Mini version etc? Which OS generally gives the best performance? XP or Win7- I guess are the two front runners?
Looking at using Hyperspin as FE. I have ArcadeVGA 3000 and using a standard res CRT modified TV (RGB)