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  1. 1 hour ago, DOS76 said:


    This link suggest you should have 6GB to even attempt setting up a RAM disk and it also states that you need 64 bit Windows as if you are limited to 4GB on a 32 bit system its impossible to add any more.

    Shoot, you're right. I forgot about that...well, it will be functional for the time being with LB turned down using the tips in neil9000s link . I've got another 64 Bit Windows 7 PC I built 5 years ago for my oldest.  He just went off to college with a shiny new gaming laptop so it's been doing next to nothing.  It only has 8 GB of RAM now but can be upgraded to 16GB easily enough. It also has a Haswell G3258 3.2 GHz which can be majorly overclocked if need be and a GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB video card.  It's not a firebreather by any means but it's much better than what I have currently.  Thanks, dudes!

  2. I am using an older gaming PC I built 10+ years ago. (Intel Dual Core E7400, 4 GB Ram, 512 MB Radeon 4850).   I have been running MAME with it for a while with no issues at all so I have been thinking of a front end and have decided on LB mostly on the advice of ETA Prime and his awesome YouTube channel.  I installed LB and imported all 2800+ games with no major issues until I went to run my first game. I received a "Low memory must shutdown" (paraphrasing of course) error message and LB quit.  I opened LB up again and it worked fine but only had a few minutes to play with it before heading to work.  Forums tell me the longer LB runs, the more RAM it eats up, which makes sense because it spent 8+ hours importing all that data (I imported everything but emumovie). 

    My motherboard limits me to 4 GB of memory which seems to be plenty for emulating games, but perhaps not enough to run Launchbox to its fullest, which is a bummer....so my question is this: Windows has a function that allows you to use a flashdrive for additional "RAM."  With 4 GM RAM and another 32GB from the flashdrive, will that be sufficient to run LB?  I won't use "attract mode" which apparently is a huge RAM hog.  However, will I be able to use BigBox as a front end (I plan to upgrade if LB will work), with only some of the bells and whistles? If so, what options can/should I run with only 4GM RAM and some extra help from a flash drive?  What should I disable to help things run smoother?  I'm thinking I'll pick up a cheap refurbished PC on Ebay in the coming weeks or months but I just built a new cabinet and really want to run LB immediately.  Thank you in advance to anyone who actually read this and wishes to help a hapless noob ;) 

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