About Expanded RAM/memory mode on an O3DS

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  1. EarlAB
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    Is it possible to force games into using it, potentially gaining a performance boost?
    If so, how?
    Thanks in advance to whoever helps...
    ...if anybody helps...
     
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  3. TuxSH

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    More RAM != performance boost.
     
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    Buy a New3DS, that's the only way to improve your 3DS performance.
     
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    guys, I'm pretty sure he's talking about the o3ds's actual mode where it gives the app more memory (like Sm4sh and Monster Hunter).
     
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    Yeah, but most game are designed not to use as much memory as Smash and therefore don't need that extra memory.
     
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    Mine still applies.
    Most games are already optimised for the old3DS and really don't need to run in high memory mode. The only game that really suffers and should have been running in High Memory mode is Hyrule Warriors Legends.
    Seriously, why the fuck wasn't that game running in High Memory mode?
     
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    would the homebrew app benefit from high memory mode?

    i am on 11.0 a9lh.
     
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    So in high memory mode the game will play like in the n3ds? Enemies on screen?
     
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    unlikely. more memory just allows more and/or higher detailed assets. even the o3ds has enough memory that code size isnt really an issue. whereas something like the gba may require you to use simpler algorithms at the expense of performance to save memory - I dont think that is the case for the 3ds.
     
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    The thing that makes the new 3DS faster is its increased processor clock speed, and only partially the RAM. Forcing an O3DS into that mode would provide no performance increase.
     
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    Nope, just if you want better performance, you need to buy a New3DS
     
  13. Mikemk

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    Answering the original question, yes it is possible, as evidenced by the fact that smash and mh run in that mode, and dev units have a setting to set the mode.

    But no one (to my knowledge) knows how to force it into that mode w/o the application setting the mode.
     
  14. EarlAB
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    Okay then.