what is dma mode

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by sumarth, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. sumarth
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  2. tedmg09130913

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    DMA mode is direct memory access mode for faster access to the microsd card. However people have reported problems with certain games when dma mode is used. I won't try to give a longer explanation in these forums. If you want more information I suggest you use the google search engine.
     
  3. Elritha

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    Wikipedia has a good article on DMA.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_memory_access

    Basically you should try and use DMA when possible, unless a game has trouble with it. It can help stop stuttering when movies play back in some ds games and other things.