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Who has the worst computer in their cabinet?

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There's a lot of very powerful computers inside some of these cabinet builds, and specs vary wildly, so I thought it might be a good idea to see who has no stuttering (except for say, Monopoly etc) with the worst computer.

Although it's always a good idea to go above and beyond what's currently needed (for futureproofing a cabinet), we might get a baseline of what would be the cheapest way to outfit a cab without sacrificing playability.

Specs as well as things like loading times might be handy too. :) Who's going to win?

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How about this ...

IBM pc compatible xt

640 k not Meg, not gig but k of memory

Rgb monitor ( yup a real red, green blue monitor )

5 1/4 floppy drive ( no actual hard disk drive )

Original casset tape drive to back up program size larger than 640 programs

Yup this dinosaur actually does the job.

;)

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LOL might as well close the thread already, nobody will beat 640k RAM :laugh:

I can just picture the old CRT monitor as the playfield with it's 2 inches of edge-curve, and the cassette tapes madly whirring away underneath.

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How about this ...

IBM pc compatible xt

640 k not Meg, not gig but k of memory

Rgb monitor ( yup a real red, green blue monitor )

5 1/4 floppy drive ( no actual hard disk drive )

Original casset tape drive to back up program size larger than 640 programs

Yup this dinosaur actually does the job.

;)

all monitors are rgb monitors, first ones were hercules monitors connected to hercules graphic card with only one color - green or orange :))

that monitor and ibm pc i would like to have for my home museum :)

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but i doubt it can ran mame?

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Hi,

my PC currently is an 3Gig i3 with 4GB of ram and XP SP3

XFX 1GB 560 as the video card (with three outputs)

Runs great with XP, tried windows 7 x64 and was unplayable with lag.

Still setting up the cab properly at the moment (not got the back box on yet - waiting for the paint to dry!).

No ledwiz or contactors or stuff (but want them :D ) so i3 is ok.

Looking to upgrade to an 4.6Gig i5 or even i7 if my budget will go that far in the new year.

Given some of the PC specs on here is that considered worsed :D !!

cheers

Shifters

Edited by shifters67

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Pretty mediocre actually.

************************************************** ********

User: Numiah

pc-specs:

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OS = win XP SP3 - 32bit

OPTIMIZED OS/BIOS = Only 12

CPU = Intel E6600 Duo Core at 2.4

MB = Asus P5N-D

RAM = 2x1GB RAM DDR2 800 Mhz 4-4-4-2

GPU = 1 x nvidia GTS450 1Gb Playfield 47" + Backglass 30"

GPU = 1 x ATi 3450 DMD 19"

GPUDRIVER: nVidia 270.61 and ATi 8.470

HDD = 64GB SSD

SOUND = soundblaster x-fi Gamer Fatality

EXTRAS (more hardware, add ons) = Tune-Up (for custom boot logo), Ledwiz 31 active outputs, Ultimarc I-Pac.

vp-setup:

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# OF DISPLAYS = 3 ([email protected] 47" lcd, [email protected] 30" lcd, [email protected] 15" tft)

VP VERSION = 9.12

HYPERPIN RUNNING = Yes

UVP = No

LEDWIZ = Yes (31 active outputs)

HIGHRES BACKGLASS = Yes (if available)

MAX TEXTURESIZE = Unlimited

ALPHASLIDER = 100% to right (maximum)

DDRAW (regedit tweak 0/1, you get better fps with 0) = 1

AFINITY = No

EXTRAS (additional details, errors, graphical glitches) = pinmame options set to: 44100 bit soundsetting, 20% AA DMD, double size DMD, disabled vp editor 10 minute autosave.

fps-scores:

===========

TABLE STARTED, BALL SITTING IN SHOOTERLANE, PRESS F11 FOR FPS: = Yes

CLOSE/RESTART VP FOR EACH TABLE = Yes

IJ - 1047fps (no alpha)

MM - 743fps (alpha)

AFM - 1048fps (alpha)

TOTAN - 164fps (alpha) (still playable without stutter)

CV - 468fps (alpha)

SS - 1596fps (no alpha)

BTTF - 312fps (alpha)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: All tables play smooth except Monopoly.

Edited by Numiah

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I do! My cabinet has no computer in it due to having to gut it to fix mine! :D

This is what happened to me =(

It did have a dual core x64 AMD 3200 CPU and 4gig ram. Ran everything I threw at it. Now I have test attached a Pentium 4 3gig CPU with 2Gig ram machine. It will run some tables fine but others not so much

Brad

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I do! My cabinet has no computer in it due to having to gut it to fix mine! :D
Heh, my cabinet has no PC either... My daughters computer died and she needs a computer for school work/research. So, I had to sacrifice my MAMEcab PC for her. It's an excuse for me to get a new PC.... Too bad I have no idea when I'll be able to afford a new one. Probably not until after the first of the year... :(

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My cab is running 2 monitors, 98% of the VP tables are stutter free, as are all FP tables.

Specs-

AMD Athlon II x2 250 3.0ghz (overclocked to 3.4ghz)

3gbs DDR 3 1333 ram

MSI twin frozr gts250 1gb (core overclocked to 750)

Customized WinXP

Asus Matx mobo

Antec NEO 550watt psu

I was on a strict budget, but am very happy with performance! In my opinion these are the lowest specs one could go and still have a very enjoyable pincab. Also I run UVP backglasses on 90% of tables. I believe the PC cost under $300 if I remember.

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my test pc to make sure I liked HP/Vp/FP was a core 2 duo 1.8ghz w/ 2gb of ram and a nvidia gs7900 so it was kinda weak sauce.

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LMAO....and once again the net proves there is no such thing as a dead thread on the forums....:D

The last post was 3 years ago.

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I get that on a lot of forums. I don't understand everyone's problem with posting on an old thread. You never know who might be interested either now, or in the future. Also, I've posted on forums only a handful of times because I had specific questions and don't get an answer (automotive forums usually). But someone might join the forum in 4 years and have the exact answer for me. I would be appreciative if that person went ahead and posted their thoughts ya know? Anyways, carry on lol.

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