Kingston 2, 4 or 8GB in terms of rom compatability?

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Fel, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Fel

    Fel GBAtemp's Adventurer

    May 5, 2009
    So close and yet so far away.
    Does it make a difference with M3Real + GBA exp. if you have the 2, 4 or 8 GB Kingston? Like, does the Castlevania or TWEWY freeze or lag with the larger memory cards or not? I heard the 2 Gb one runs fine with all games, but I'm not sure about the 4 or 8 GB ones. Or is there any other high capacity memory card for the M3Real which manages to run all games without glitches? Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. jackryan

    jackryan Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    United States
    I've used all three sizes (2,4,8) without any problems.
  3. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

    May 29, 2009
    United States
    I'm pretty sure that game compatibility is independent of card size.
  4. theplasmastorm

    theplasmastorm Advanced Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    what matters more is their class (2,4,6) and manufacturer (sandisk, kingston)
  5. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    class only refers to write speeds so it really has nothing to do with the games running since pretty much its always reading and writing a small amount of data time to time
  6. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
    Actually, if I recall some games may be accessed differently and may require to have their data loaded a little bit faster (thus the reason for the slowdown in the opening of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow).

    I got a Class 6 micro sd card and any games that had any sort of problem (TWEWY with it's freezing cutscene, Dawn of Sorrow's opening slowing, and Portrait of Ruin's freezing) were completely fixed. The funny thing is that the new card was Transcend which is (from what I've read) less reliable than Kingston or Sandisk (my original micro sd that had any sort of problem was Kingston Class 4).

    Class does seem to make a difference, but there's only like 3 or 4 games with problems, so it shouldn't actually make a difference.
  7. Dark Justice

    Dark Justice Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    United States
    Dayton, Ohio
    I just bought a class 6 Transcend 8GB Memory card so I hope it has no problems..
  8. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    im using a sandisk class 4 8gb with my m3i zero and its great
  9. RchUncleSkeleton

    RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    California, USA
    I'm guessing a majority of the cards made probably all come out of the same chinese factory and just get different brands stamped on them. I have two adata 4GB class 6 cards(one for my m3 and one for my daughters) and haven't run into a single game that has had problems that wasn't related to some sort of AP or a bug in firmware. I'd recommend adata as their relatively cheap(got mine for $7each a year ago) and work perfectly fine.
  10. XXNatus

    XXNatus GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 28, 2009
    United States
    As far as I know sd cards can affect performance on a handful of games, but they do not affect compatibility.
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