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DMala
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OK, here's another one...
09/13/13 06:19 AM Attachment: mame.ini 8 KB (3 downloads)


Different machine, this is my MAME box. Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6200

I haven't used it in a few months. Fired it up the other day, updated to .149 (from .148), and now *nothing* runs at 100% speed. Frame rates generally bounce around between 85-95%, even on the simplest of games. This definitely worked the last time I used the machine.

- It's not due to .149. Running .148 now produces generally the same behavior.
- I regenerated mame.ini and revisited each setting, I can't see anything that would cause this
- Running .148, maybe 1 launch in 10 will suddenly work at 100%. Quit and restart, changing nothing else, and it's slow again. Unsure if .149 never does this or if I just haven't tried enough.
- If I turn off d3d and use ddraw, it runs at a solid 100% (albeit looking like raw ass). Video drivers are the latest, and haven't changed since the machine was in a working state.

The only other change to the machine is that I let uTorrent update itself, then I ripped it out when I discovered what a grotesquely bloated, buggy piece of shit it has become, and installed qBitTorrent. It's definitely not running in the background, however.

Is it possible for a video card to fail in such a way that it appears to work flawlessly, but slower than normal? What diagnostics I have for the card look normal, and it's fanless, so dust or anything like that isn't an issue. The card's always seemed a little flaky, I'm wondering if it has just finally packed it in.

EDIT: mame.ini attached

Edited by DMala (09/13/13 06:21 AM)







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* OK, here's another one... DMala 09/13/13 06:19 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... krick  09/14/13 05:20 PM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... Sune  09/14/13 11:25 PM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... StilettoAdministrator  09/13/13 07:07 PM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... DMala  09/14/13 06:51 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... Sune  09/14/13 07:46 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... DMala  09/15/13 06:56 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... StilettoAdministrator  09/15/13 11:26 PM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... krick  09/15/13 08:35 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... DMala  09/16/13 05:50 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... B2K24  09/13/13 09:05 AM
. * Re: OK, here's another one... DMala  09/14/13 06:45 AM

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