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    Default How many roms can my comp hold

    My comp is very old...It has 196 rams, it's 400MHZ, and has 12.11 GB of which less than half is free. Oh yeah, and I use modem dial-up, and Windows XP, SP2. I have downloaded the GBA and the GBC. I have one game for the GBA and four for the GBC. How many games can i safely download without doing severe damage to my puter?

    I want to download another game for GBC which is a twin pack I guess. It's listed as Dragon Warrior I & II.

    Thanks!
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    Anything that doesn't go beyond Nintendo 64 is good.

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    Well, you might be able to have more roms. But Butters has a good suggestion about the N64. The Isos to download for like Playstation X are about 300MB-950Mb so if you want to download those kinds of roms you might want to put them on a Cd that can hold that much space. Other than if you put to many of the Isos on your PC it will most likely crash and the processer won't be in very good shape after that happens.

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    It's not like the processor is going to explode or something, Linkmaster183. It'll just run very, very slow or, in the worst cases, crash your system.

    CD images aren't ROMs, they're ISOs.

    By the way, I'm surprised your computer can manage Windows XP with Service Pack 2. With those specs and Windows 2000, your computer should run smoothly.
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    Well actually, I get the "virtual memory low" thing all the time. Well not every day but twice a week for sure.

    Okay to follow up: I have no idea what an ISOS is. In the site where the downloadable games are they are called ROMs. (ROM HUSTLER) What's the difference, please. I know squat about comps but love to learn.

    Also, Should the NES and SNES take up less space than the GBA or GBC? If I decide to download them. What I do is delete the systems when I want to put another in or another game. Then reinstall them if I want to play them later. Is that wise?


    Quote Originally Posted by Butters
    By the way, I'm surprised your computer can manage Windows XP with Service Pack 2. With those specs and Windows 2000, your computer should run smoothly.
    Are you saying I should install windows 2000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clules View Post
    Are you saying I should install windows 2000?
    Judging by your processor speed, yes. But you haven't mention how much RAM you have.

    An ISO is a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM rip.
    A ROM is a cartridge dump.

    GBA ROMs are bigger than SNES ROMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkmaster183 View Post
    The Isos to download for like Playstation X are about 300MB-950M
    Playstation Iso's?
    We are talking about GB and GBC right?
    If so the roms are like 6 Mb, so why mention Playstation Isos?
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    A PlayStation ISO can't be bigger than 700-750 MB.

    The biggest GBA ROM size I have is 32 MB.
    The biggest for the SNES is 6 MB and even 8 MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    A PlayStation ISO can't be bigger than 700-750 MB.

    The biggest GBA ROM size I have is 32 MB.
    The biggest for the SNES is 6 MB and even 8 MB.
    Yeah i get the Playstation ISO part, i have plenty of them myself, but we're talking about GBA roms here right?, and the 6 Mb was an average estimate
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    The average for GBA is between 8 MB and 16 MB.

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