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Dragon Quest 8 choppy sound/fps advice
#1
Hey, I'm trying to get Dragon Quest 8 to run properly on my config, and I'm having some trouble. Main problem is that the sound is very choppy in most places that isn't a menu, and another problem (related, I'm sure) is that my fps sits around 35-40 most of the time.

Plugins:
DSdx 5334 0.1.16, Direct3D10 (Hardware), 8 bit off, 2x native
LilyPad 0.11.0
SPU2-X 2.0.0, all default

Computer specs, not entirely sure what's relevant:
GeForce 540M
Intel i7-2630QM
8GB RAM
SSD

anything in options I should change, anything in the plugins? Is it just my hardware (I have a laptop, which I know taxes performance, but it's pretty high end especially since I found old threads from >09 where people ran it perfectly fine)?

Anyway, thanks in advance for any help. Cheers!
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#2
DQ8 is pretty intensive, especially on graphics cards. You can try turning the graphics onto native, but even then I doubt the 540M will get you full speed.
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#3
I get slowdowns on my system at even 3x native. Its crazy.

I5 3570 4.5ghz
2GB 6950
8GB DDR3 1.6ghz
I5 3570k 3.4ghz| 4GB R9 290| 8GB DDR3
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#4
I have a 6970 overclocked (sort of Tongue2 ) and I cant get full speed at 3x in all areas either.
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower
ASRock Z97 Extreme4
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
EVGA SuperNOVA 850W
Intel Core i5-4690K - OC'ed to 4.5GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1600
CORSAIR Hydro H105
Indigo Xtreme 115X-XS Metallic TIM
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
PCSX2 1.4.0 unless otherwise specified
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