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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
I've noticed that launchbox ignores the RAM Cache limit setting. If I set it to 2048 MB it ignores it and climbs to around 5GB. If i set it to use 4GB ram, it still ignores the limit and ends up at about 5GB usage. I'm using 8.2 beta 6, but this problem was happening in the stable release as well, I just hadn't had time to report it.
I am new to computers (building/internals) and I chosen to dive right in headfirst building a Mame. My stepdad brought home a computer that was going to be e-wasted from his work. It only has 4GB of DDR2. Will this be ok or do I need DDR3? It also only has 2.93 GHz will this be a problem?? I would like to run games up to the early 2000s. Any help is appreciated, and thank you, this community has been great!!