So...uh...question.

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Mar 18, 2009

So...uh...question. by TheDiver at 4:02 PM (815 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. TheDiver
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    Right now, I own a DSTT+EZFlash 3in1 V. and right now, I'm using ExpLoader (V0.58), and I've bought this cart for a few months now, it's one of those GBA sized ones since I own the first NDSs released.

    Now, question, and it's probably going to be my only concern.

    1.Does the PSRAM mode exhaust the battery inside? I've heard the battery inside will not only drain itself eventually, but also cannot be recharged by throwing it with the DS adapter charging. (NOR mode aside, I'm pretty sure that would drain the battery...even faster? Plus I don't use Rumble)

    Now, I usually wouldn't ask questions like these, but seems like they don't make GBA sized ones anymore(as in, regularly produce batches of it), and have to be ordered beforehand, and the supplier I know already has a quite limited stock of NDSL ones (White), which is why I'd like an answer to this (and prepare for exchanging batteries if I must)

    Answers would be appreciated, thank you if you can provide me with an answer.
     
  2. Mbmax

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    The battery is here just to maintain data inside SRAM memory (GBA save) not PSRAM memory (GBA game). Using game in PSRAM or NOR memory has no effect on the battery life. Same for both. [​IMG]
    Don't know where you have seen this but it's a wrong information.

    And it's not a rechargeable battery like you said. 3 years is the normal life of a healthy battery.
     
  3. TheDiver
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    So technically, if (-if-) my battery is healthy, the PSRAM mode will eventually fail after 2-3 years of use, and saves cannot be recovered from the 3in1 back to the Slot-1 card? (As in, the game cannot be flashed properly in PSRAM mode, due to the battery running dry and cannot maintain the SRAM memory?)
     
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    PSRAM is the temporary RAM used to flash games to, and is DS battery powered, therefore turning off your DS deletes the PSRAM.
    NOR is the non temporary RAM used to flash game to and is non-volatile, which means it does not need to be powered to keep its memory, so it stays even when the DS is turned off.
    SRAM is the 3 in 1 battery backed save RAM. Once the 3-in-1 battery dies you can not save games anymore and the save the SRAM is holding will be deleted.
     
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    Ok. You don't understand the difference between PSRAM and SRAM

    So in the ez 3in1 in one you have 3 memories :

    - 512 KB SRAM dedicated to GBA saves (datas are maintained in memory by the battery)
    - 32 MB NOR dedicated to GBA games (datas stay in memory even if the DS power is off, it's a flash memory here)
    - 16 MB PSRAM dedicated to Opera RAM and GBA games (datas are maintained in memory by DS power. Shutdwon DS and the game is gone, you have to reload it)

    Battery is here only to maintain GBA saves in SRAM memory. It doesn't give power to PSRAM and NOR memory ! it's the DS that is doing this job. [​IMG]

    When battery is dry, you lost your current GBA save in SRAM, that's all. Just have to replace it for 3 years more.
     
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    And here you find a guide to replace your battery. Its what i used to replace mine, i received mine with a bad battery and replaced that using that guide.

    -Eternity
     

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