TTDS - DMA Mode?

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by Dylaan, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Dylaan
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    Well my TTDS arrived in the mail today! [​IMG] Going through the settings, I noticed something called DMA Mode. Forgive my ignorance, but can anyone explain this? A quick search simply yielded something about it running faster on compatible games... Thanks!
     
  2. Sinkhead

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    Pretty much, it's for compatibility. If a game doesn't work, try changing the setting.

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  3. arctic_flame

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    I would assume it's a misnomer.

    I guess instead of patching every read to the card to read from the card, it does some sort of patch at the beginning that sticks
     
  4. Dylaan
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    Yeah, I tried define:DMA Mode, woops! [​IMG]
    So do I want it on or off, or doesn't it make much of a difference?
     
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    You're the one with the cart, try it.
     
  6. DjoeN

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    doesn't make any difference as far as i know (but who am i)

    I just turn the thing on always [​IMG]
     
  7. DaMummy

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    so hows the cart overall? i ordered mine 2 days ago for my sister so im wondering if theres any problems or anything extraordinary on the cart thats worth the nice price
     
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  9. dawn.wan

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    I was thinking the exact same thing, what is DMA Mode.. well looks like i wont really need it anyways.
     
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    DMA (Direct Memory Access) allows devices to access RAM (Random Access Memory) directly instead of going through the CPU (Central Processing Unit).
     
  11. Bri

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    Leave the DMA mode settings at their default values for each game unless you have problems with that game.

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