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Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue
05/30/16 10:17 AM


> Didn't you see that he solved it?
>
> Anyways, my first computer was a P4 1.8ghz. I had to get a new machine after .106
> because of the video re-write in general, and games like Donkey Kong in particular. I
> recall your sayings of 11-second boot with 1 gig of ram and all that shit with XP
> SP3, but I don't fuckin see it. Not even with TinyXP, which I ran from thousand-eight
> till last year.
>
> We didn't know what his processor speed or ram were, so safest bet was to start lean
> an early.

Yes, I noticed that after I posted, never looked at the date until after.

I have never actually used anything earlier than 0.58 and that was back in 2002 or so when I first got started on arcade emulation (SNES9x and PSEmu Pro is what got me started with emulation in the first place). MAME being one of the only emulators on the planet which supported the 24-bit graphics mode of the i810 video chipset on my old HP, without me having to drop down to 16-bit (the chip does not support 32-bit at all). Of course, with the video rewrite came the end of 24-bit support too (or maybe a bit later, I can't remember, but that PC had only gone as far as 0.89 anyway, when it was replaced).

If it's 1.8GHz it could be an early P4 (Williamette), which were quite ordinary to say the least, although it would still beat a triple-digit P3 or a Raspberry Pi/imame4all system hands down. My 2.8 Celeron (Northwood) system came with only 256MB of DDR1 from the factory, so who knows what the OP's RAM is.

And yes, the 2.8 does get to the login screen at 11 seconds (or around 15 seconds when the HDD light goes out), but that machine still has SP1, not SP3 (whether or not that affects loading times is another story - but to me it's all about what the PC is doing in the background which is what takes most systems so long to boot, even Vista can be tuned to boot to desktop in less than an hour, note sarcasm).







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* need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue oldtimegamer 05/11/16 04:07 AM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue oldtimegamer  05/21/16 04:49 AM
. * Hooray for reading the docs. (nt) Traso  05/21/16 09:06 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Traso  05/14/16 09:31 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Heihachi_73  05/29/16 12:33 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Robbbert  05/29/16 02:04 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Heihachi_73  05/29/16 04:45 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Traso  05/29/16 07:50 PM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Heihachi_73  05/30/16 10:17 AM
. * Re: need help figuring out MAME or XP software or possible hardware issue Traso  06/01/16 09:22 PM

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