Is this an Acekard 2i issue or ROM issue?

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Jan 14, 2011
  1. MrHuk
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    Hi all,

    I'm a bit new to all this and I have a question.

    Some games are either freezing completely (Telly Addicts, CSI: Unsolved) or playing in slow motion (Top Spin 2, 3 & plenty of others), is this a problem with the Acekard 2i or the ROMs? And is this just an unavoidable problem or is something wrong on my end?

    Any help would be great.

    PS: I'm using a DSi XL.
     
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    Try reformatting your card with Panasonic formatter(remeber to backup) and get the latest AKAIO(1.8.5) before thinking of buying a new SD card
     
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    I've already done both, with no joy.
     
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    Hard to tell - I also had problems like what you say but it varied

    For example.....
    I had 'stutter' (slow-downs??) problems with 'Animal Crossing:Wild World (E)' but none with 'Animal Crossing:Wild World (U)' - so that points towards the ROM being the problem

    BUT

    I also had 'white screens' when starting 'Brain Age' ( both (E) and (U) ) - but not every time, which points towards the AK2i or the firmware support & not the ROM.

    YET

    This was 'cured' (for a while) by backing up & reformatting the SD card using the 'Panasonic SD formatter' - THAT points towards the memory card being the problem

    Brought a new bigger/faster memory card & never had any problem since (while I still owned a AK2i - now moved to a DSTwo) - so it could be any of these things

    EDIT: Read the replies after posting this - seems like you already tried the 'Formatting SD card'.
    It still could be the MSD - what make/size/speed is it ??
    Have you another MSD to try out ??
     
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    I'm currently using a SanDisk class 4 8GB MicroSDHC. And no, I don't have another to try. The class 6 Samsung is temping me, I can have it in my hands tomorrow for £20 which is nothing. I'm just wondering if it'll help.
     
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    When it comes to these things, you want not only a low latency, but a high read and write speed. Transcend and A-Data Class 6 cards are known good brands.
     
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    Are those better than the one I posted? "The Samsung MB-MP8GEU 8GB Micro SDHC PLUS Class 6 Extreme Speed Memory Card"
     
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    I just tested the read speed of my Sandisk c4 8GB, it came back as 6.2mb/sec, is this fast or slow? The Samsung I'm looking at is 3x as fast according to the specs.

    EDIT: The write speed is 4.6mb/sec
     
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    Latency, we need those numbers as well.
     
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    I just wanted to let you know my problems are all fixed, games that were crashing aren't anymore and everything is much faster. The Samsung MicroSDHC is a great bit of kit, you can tell from the packaging it's top draw.
     

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