disappointed with slowdown with acekard2

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  1. helpme
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    ive been playing mario kart with a lad from work on & off for 5 months or so
    hes got a DSTT & ive been using a number of different carts ez-flash4, scdsone with triple loader & DSTT & ive never had any slowdown with these carts while playing him
    but last night i played him with my acekard2 with kingston 4GB jap SDHC (fat32) & bliss's loader & mario kart was a mess with loads of slowdown on all levels im hugely disappointed

    is this a known issue? is there anything i can do to speed it up??

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    were playing together in the canteen so its not a wifi issue
     


  2. Tragoedia181

    Tragoedia181 B*tch I Look Like Goku!!

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    you should use the regular firmware and not the custom one or maybe upgrade to a date 4gb class 6
     
  3. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    buy edge its better built card & has no slowdown issues.
     
  4. Cermage

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    I've never had any slowdowns in mario kart, i can play wfc fine and local wifi multiplayer fine. i guess its the type of microsd you are using
     
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    Great suggetion! Are you some kind of superhero, running around support threads giving non solutions to people's questions? Got any other helpful advice, maybe he should stand on his head and paint his shoes green? Will that solve his problem?

    Anyways, sounds like an issue with the SD card, that's why I paid the few extra bucks for the RPG because at least I know that memory will always work. You'll probably have to try other cards, I second the fact that Mario Kart works fine on the Acekard I play it pretty often single player and wifi.
     
  6. Swip

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    Any reasons why he shouldn't use bliss' firmware? The official one isn't better in any way than bliss' one.
    And again its probably your card. What class is it?
     
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    tonight i used the official loader & i still got slowdown so its definitely a memory card issue

    i dont know what class my card is... it just says kingston CO4G japan
    ive got a 2GB kingston which ill format to fat with 64k clusters & see how that does tonight

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    ive just look at the memory card & its got a C with a 4 init so im guessing its a class 4 memory card
     
  8. stormcontrol

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    that's funny. me and my fiancee play mario kart alot. she has a DSTT with 2gb kingston (jap) running official firmware while mine is Ak2 with 4gb kingston (taiwan) running bliss custom. no problems or slowdowns or mess up on my end... only speed issue i have is that my ak2 loads mario kart slower than her dstt by maybe 1 sec. but that's not much of an issue is it.
     
  9. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    dont be a stupid little boy there is nothing wrong with me telling him to buy a better product which works as ADVERTISED & i'm sure he is old enough to make his own decisions so please dont worry yourself too much about what others say,life is too short & you only live once.
     
  10. Swip

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    Like these?[​IMG]

    And, try using Panasonic's SD Formatter. People say it speeds their card up.
     
  11. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    Yes, I agree. With the SDHC, windows doesn't allocate the fat system correctly when you use its formatter. The panasonic one does a better job. Quake2 runs much better for me after after using it on my A-Data 4g.

    Also, you may want to try Kellicros' suggestion. http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=864...t&p=1153830
     
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    still got the same problem

    yesterday i used the official loader with my 4GB SDHC kingston jap card formatted with the Panasonic's SD Formatter i still got loads of slowdown
    today i used the official loader with my 2GB kingston jap card formatted with FAT with 64k clusters i still got loads of slowdown

    running the castlevania intros is a joke with worse slowdown than my scdsone had with a kingston taiwan card

    i cant believe i got rid of my excellent DSTT for this....... oh well you live & learn
     
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    nvrmind. performance seems to be spotty for mine. it ran smoothly the first time then on subsequent plays it became choppy when they started hurling fireballs at each other. But stopped being choppy when they stopped the spell-casting =p
     
  14. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    Why not format your Kingston 4GB to FAT 16 with 64Kb clusters?
    As long as it's just a 4GB microSDHC you're able to use FAT 16 (FAT 16 limitation is 4GB btw).

    That's what I've done with my Kingston 4GB (Taiwan) and all games are working perfectly for me.
     
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    cause windows tells me the cluster size is to big if i try to format it to fat with 64k clusters
    but i did format it the default FAT16 it still had slowdown
     
  16. Minox

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    That's weird, it worked perfectly for me (used Win Vista though).
     
  17. VatoLoco

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    @VatoLoco

    why have you posted the quote?

    if you had read the thread you would have read ive already tryed the Panasonic's SD Formatter & it did not improve my problem
     
  19. VatoLoco

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    I musta missed it. Just trying to help, broham.
     
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    sorry for bringing up a old thread......
    well my acekard2 stopped working yesterday so its going back to DX
    it just says FAT ERROR no mater if theres a memory card in or not
    i tryed formating all my memory cards but none will work in it any more