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DMala
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Re: OK, here's another one...
09/15/13 06:56 AM


> Try running MAME in a Window in D3D mode with GPU-z open and see if it changes to AGP
> 8x @ AGP 8x.

Good eye, I didn't notice that. I tried running MAME and I also tried the render test built into GPU-Z, and that setting never changes.

So NVIDIA says check your AGP aperture to fix this, sadly I have no AGP aperture setting on this board. Then they say to make sure your chipset drivers are up-to-date. Unfortunately this board (Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939) is an nForce 3 board, so I'm pretty much at the mercy of whatever Win7 installs for me.

The good news is that I tried reinstalling/rolling back the driver to (semi-arbitrarily chosen) 197.45, and everything seems to be back to normal. GPU-Z is still showing the bus in PCI mode, but MAME is back to performing as well as it did before, which is all I care about. When I last used the machine a couple of months ago, I must have updated the driver just before I shut down or something like that. I shan't be updating it again.

It's kind of sad, really. This particular machine has been my MAME box the longest of any since I've had a machine (mostly) dedicated to MAME, and it truly is a miserable collection of parts that only grudgingly work together. It's been the Chevy Vega of computers since the day I cobbled it together. I really need to scrape together some cash, upgrade to something decent, and put this thing out of its misery.

Anyhow, thanks for the help guys.







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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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