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alex320

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[APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« on: June 18, 2011, 03:07:02 pm »
HEllo,

  I developped a application to increase of 512MB the Swap System under Dingux :) You just have to put the files "megaram.dge" and file.swap" into the seem directory, and launch the "megaram.dge" application.

Download: http://www.ancienne-version.com/megaram/

NOTE !

  The megaRam application runs only with the SiENcE Linux Kernel,
downloadable here: http://sience.schattenkind.net/dingoo/SiENcE_downloads.htm

Best Regards.

Raine

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 04:44:41 pm »
How do I use swap file? I installed the kernel you pointed at, but I don't see where is the swap file to replace.

Thanks!

EDIT: Nevermind. It just extracted wrong, so I just had the file.swap. All good now.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 04:48:33 pm by Raine »

pcercuei

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 06:19:01 pm »
Pointless. You rarely need swap, and when you do, 32MB is more than enough. 512MB is just a waste of space and won't bring any benefit.

Raine

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 06:25:07 pm »
I'll try it with psx4all. Be back with some results.

dingooforever

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 06:40:24 pm »
Perhaps, thanks to MegaRam 512, Dingoo will reach a better arcade emulation.  MAME 106 on Dingux could be a possibility?

Raine

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 08:19:51 pm »
I don't see a big difference, if any. It doesn't seem to impact psx emulation much.

Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 12:30:41 am »
I don't see a big difference, if any. It doesn't seem to impact psx emulation much.

You weren't expecting a speed increase from the current emulators or something were you? That's not what it's for.

But yeah 512 MB seems like crazy overkill.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2011, 12:34:58 am by Jesse »

Solstice

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 08:40:09 am »
Pointless. You rarely need swap, and when you do, 32MB is more than enough. 512MB is just a waste of space and won't bring any benefit.
I agree
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alex320

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 09:57:28 am »
In fact, you right: just use this software in case of memory problems, if not, it will be useless :)

yzzwx2

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 05:25:14 am »
good!well done!

weedian

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 01:04:56 am »
I think some of you are missing the point.

I don't know for sure, but in my opinion, the value of a tool such as megaram is that loading roms with large file sizes might be possible. It is highly doubtful that an increase in speed would result, but if bigger programs could be loaded... well that opens up a whole new era.

And anyway, in the field of computing, since when is an abundance of useable ram (even if only as a swap file) overkill? Is there any such thing?

Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 01:19:43 am »
And anyway, in the field of computing, since when is an abundance of useable ram (even if only as a swap file) overkill? Is there any such thing?

Because aren't you now taking up space with a 512 MB swap file that might as well be 32 MB? I don't think anything that the A320 will ever run will need that much memory. Am I way off here?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 01:36:06 am by Jesse »

mrkingoo

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 08:44:51 am »
AFAIK there's only a few apps/games who need the "normal" 64MB swap like Duke3D and GemRB-engine games

SilverhawkBR

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 01:11:43 am »
You know, i readed a while back that a few games like Legend of Mana on PSX4all did hang at the FMVs cause of low memory issues. Maybe these run now.

Without mentioning bigger MAME games.

Raine

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011, 02:10:57 am »
i just installed it back on my dingoo. No more memory limitations, whatever you want tu run.

pcercuei

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2011, 07:33:00 am »
You know, i readed a while back that a few games like Legend of Mana on PSX4all did hang at the FMVs cause of low memory issues. Maybe these run now.

Without mentioning bigger MAME games.

Those would run with 32MB or 64MB of swap too...

And swap on SD is so slow that if the system uses more than 32MB of swap it'll probably look like a .gif :)

jagotu

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2011, 01:46:08 pm »
It may be usable for nuPDF (no more 64MB limitation).
Sorry guys for not caring about dingoonity lately. It was nice to be with you, and maybe I'll come back, but not now...

perrodingoo

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2011, 02:36:18 pm »
Hello! Can you develope or can you make an tutorial to make this swap less? I think 256Mb or 128Mb is enough.
With the standart swap file from Minimal Local Pack ( 64Mb) I launched Jennifer ( jeni.pak) on the new OpenBoR v3.0 Build 3350, but some times it's like a GIF animation ;)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26B-IgmbtHQ" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26B-IgmbtHQ</a>
So I think with 128Mb will be better.
Whatever thanks for the new swap.

Raine

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2011, 11:46:36 pm »
I tested this with a 32Mb swap file. It does work a treat so I think it could be used with any size of file you want.

atari_afternoon

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Re: [APP] MegaRam512 - Increase of 512MB the Dingoo A320 RAM
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2011, 06:06:29 pm »
Thanks for this. I hope it makes "Wacky Wheels" run on Dingux, because I get the dreaded-from-the-DOS-days "not enough memory" alert...

 

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