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Castlevania: CoD fram drop
#1
Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can send my way. 

I just installed PCSX2 in order to play Castlevania: Curse of Darkness and everything seemed to be running great at first, but occasionally during combat the framerate drops to ~65%. I check resource consumption and everything is within normal percentages. I tried tweaking settings based on other posts but I don't see any improvement. Some of the settings don't make much sense to me, since this is the first time I've used emulation to this level of complexity. Below are my system settings and config from the logs. Let me know if there's anything else I can provide to make this easier to isolate. 

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PCSX2 1.4.0-20160105132032- compiled on Jan  5 2016
Savestate version: 0x9a0b0000

Host Machine Init:
Operating System =  Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (build 14393), 64-bit
Physical RAM     =  16273 MB
CPU name         =  Intel® Core™ i7-4712HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz
Vendor/Model     =  GenuineIntel (stepping 03)
CPU speed        =  2.293 ghz (8 logical threads)
x86PType         =  Standard OEM
x86Flags         =  bfebfbff 7ffafbbf
x86EFlags        =  2c100000

x86 Features Detected:
SSE2.. SSE3.. SSSE3.. SSE4.1.. SSE4.2.. AVX.. AVX2.. FMA

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins...
Binding   GS: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\gsdx32-sse4.dll 
Windows 10.0.14393
Binding  PAD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\lilypad.dll 
Binding SPU2: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\spu2-x.dll 
Binding CDVD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\cdvdGigaherz.dll 
Binding  USB: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\USBnull.dll 
Binding   FW: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\FWnull.dll 
Binding DEV9: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.4.0\Plugins\DEV9null.dll 
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#2
did you set windows power plan to performance mode ?
are you sure you aren't running on batteries ?
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#3
Your CPU might not be up to snuff to play Curse of Darkness.
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