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· Hackin 'n Slashin
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Bad/weak computers cause freezes and that's it.
 

· Hackin 'n Slashin
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well, what classifies as a so-called "Bad/weak computer." Is it one that doesn't have a good enough graphics card? Is it one that doesn't have a good enough processor? Not enough memory? Does the computer need to be able to play Crysis in order to use a Nintendo DS emulator without problems?
No it does not have to be that strong, but it certainly helps. The graphics card is at this stage the least important when it comes to no$gba and pretty much anything with OpenGL 2.0 support will do (pretty much all cards (even onboard ones) for the last couple of years) at the moment as most things on all emus are run solely on the processor so the stronger that is the better (multiple cores are not supported by no$gba so it depends all on the clockspeed of a single core in that processor). The RAM comes in depending on how big the game is and how much 3D it has, some games require more than others although what too little and what enough is am not sure although the PC gaming minimum of 2GB these days is definitely enough as far as I know, might already be a little overkill though so perhaps even just 1GB is enough...but too little definitely causes problems as those big games need a fair bit of RAM.
Freezes generally happen when either the RAM has filled up too much and is now busy trying to make some space for new data again, or when your processor is simply doing a task that requires absolutely everything it has and the task just becomes too much for it and it has to pause and sort out the giant mess of huge commands it's getting....or if it's overheating.
 
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