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Re: Rasbery Pi
07/27/14 04:03 PM

> Hi Everyone. I seem to be having bad luck with PC mainboards.
> My mainboard died again in my arcade machine. I was thinking of maybe using a Rasbery
> Pi instead of a PC.

Don't waste your time with a Pi unless you want to use a hacked up prehistoric version of MAME from the DOS era while running anything later than 1991 at snail's pace, if the games are even emulated. A Pentium 4 will run rings around it, let alone modern multi-core systems.

If your mainboards are randomly dying in your cabinet, are they getting enough airflow? Capacitors don't like heat (especially if they are second hand boards and/or cheap caps, or unsuitable for sigh stress/heat like KZG), and they are almost always the first things to bring a PC down. Cheap (or fake/knock-off) power supplies are usually the biggest problem when it comes to caps though, although the caps around the CPU are also common failure points.

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* Rasbery Pi legin 07/20/14 03:04 AM
. * Re: Rasbery Pi Heihachi_73  07/27/14 04:03 PM
. * Re: Rasbery Pi R. Belmont  07/24/14 07:21 PM
. * Re: Rasbery Pi legin  07/20/14 03:06 AM

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