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100% agree with above <nT>
08/15/11 05:20 AM


> > Ok, I built my MAME cabinet about 2 years ago and decided to get it back up and
> > running and hopefully work out the bugs.
> >
> > I'm running an Intel Celeron 3.0GHz, 2GB Ram, 400watt power supply, Windows XP Pro,
> > Arcade VGA for my video card. Cabinet is a Tekken Tag cabinet with a 25" screen. 4
> > player Ipac board for the controls.
> >
> > I can run the "computer" all day long without it freezing, but when I load an NES
> > game or MAME game it tends to lockup at random times. I've ran memtest (24 hours)
> on
> > my RAM and it tests good. I've tried different power supplies without any change.
> > Lately after about 5 minutes of playing it seems to lock up. Sometimes it runs for
> > hours and other times it locks up immediately. I'm running Mala 1.05 as my
> frontend,
> > FCEUX 2.0.0 as my NES emulator and Mame32 0.120 as my MAME emulator.
> >
> > It seems to lockup on the emulators after a short time, which led me to think
> > hardware, but the PC itself can run all day long without issues.
> >
> > Suggestions?
>
> Heat issues, maybe? When you're not stressing the CPU, it says cool enough to be OK.
> Once you put the load of an emulator on it, it climbs into the red and locks up.
>
> I'd try blowing out the heatsink and fan with some compressed air first, make sure
> you don't have a nice warm dust-sweater on everything. If it's already clean or
> blowing it out doesn't help, try running a temperature monitor while you fire up an
> emulator and see what the temps do. If it's still getting hot, try re-seating the
> heat sink with some fresh thermal paste, improve the ventilation in the case, and/or
> lower the ambient temperature in the room.







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* Everything keeps locking up...any ideas why? vetteguy112233 08/15/11 03:37 AM
. * Re: Everything keeps locking up...any ideas why? DMala  08/15/11 04:46 AM
. * 100% agree with above <nT> italieAdministrator  08/15/11 05:20 AM
. * Re: Everything keeps locking up...any ideas why? GatKongModerator  08/15/11 04:09 AM

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