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Re: OK, here's another one...
09/13/13 07:07 PM


> 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

Bad VRAM perhaps? I've seen cards throttle when dealing with bad video memory. Get a memory testing utility, something modern-ish.

Also, CPUs will throttle speeds if overheating, perhaps GPUs will as well.

- Stiletto







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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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