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Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet?
03/06/11 06:57 PM

> For a long time, I have had trouble out of the actual computer unit in my cabinet.
> I've swapped nearly everything:
> - Motherboard
> - Arcade VGA Card
> - Processor & RAM
> - Reformatted
> And it STILL is showing the same symptoms:
> - Random Game crashes
> - Random Reboots
> - Random Blue Screens
> - Random program crashes
> This has been going on for years.... and it is mostly unplayed because of these
> flaws.
> And last night I had a thought.... what about EMI? My motherboard is mounted sideways
> and it merely 15 or so inches away from the arcade monitor with no shielding. Could
> this be what is causing my problems?

You don't mention the OS you're using either. Its almost certainly either the processor overheating (check for furring on the heatsink and that thermal paste has been used when fitting the chip). Or you have a power issue with the PSU not supplying enough juice to power all the components. Maybe related to USB devices since most PSU's will be Ok to run a PC thats only using a processor and AVGA.

The reason I mention the OS is if you're running with something non-standard like ArcadeOS, TinyXP or some other stripped down build, it could even be related to a lack of driver support for something.

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? Bigun 03/05/11 06:00 PM
. * Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? FatTrucker  03/06/11 06:57 PM
. * Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? bodger319  03/06/11 04:54 PM
. * Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? krick  03/05/11 09:08 PM
. * Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? italieAdministrator  03/05/11 08:23 PM
. * Re: EMI Effect a MAME cabinet? R. Belmont  03/05/11 08:51 PM

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