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FPS drop from nowhere
#1
Hi guys. First of all, let me say a huge 'thank you' for this project you are developing.

Now, i've been using PCSX2 for a while now, and it has been working great. But a few days ago, the FPS have been dropping randomly while i'm in the middle of a game (and it happens in all of them) and my EE% rises to 100%. I don't think it's my Laptop specs, 'cause i've been running games smoothly until now and the EE% never went over 50-60%.

I wonder if there's a program that interferes with PCSX2...

Laptop Specs:

Intel i7 3630-QM @ 2.40
8GB RAM
Nvidia GT 650M 2 GB DDR3
Windows 8 64-Bit

PCSX2 1.1.0 rev 5581

I normally use the balanced preset and play my games from ISOs

Thanks in advance for your help
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#2
Plug in your ac charger and change your power plan to performance.
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#3
No, my FPS still drops. Sad
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#4
Try to monitor your HW temperatures (e.g. "Core Temp" for the CPU and GPU-Z for the GPU). It might be throttling to keep the temps sane. If that's the case, you might want to reapply thermal paste to the CPU/GPU (nasty business with laptops) or service your laptop under warranty, which I guess you should still have since yout CPU is quite new.
[i7-3630qm/gt650m-2G/Win-7] [i7-4500u/R.HD8850m/Win-8.1] [2010-MBA/OSX-10.9.x]. Scroll smoothly with SmoothWheel for Firefox.
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#5
[Image: tempgpu.gif]

[Image: tempcore.png]

These are my temps while the emulator is running Smackdown: HCTP

I don't think there's nothing out of normal there.

I'm gonna try changing some settings to see if there is any change.
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#6
Your CPU frequency is 1.8GHz, while it should be 2.4GHz by default, and 3.2GHz turbo-boost (with all cores active). I have the same CPU and GPU as you, it will easily go (and stay) at 3.2GHz whenever I play games.

You might wanna try ThrottleStop which will help you fight throttling, and set different throttle profiles, etc.
[i7-3630qm/gt650m-2G/Win-7] [i7-4500u/R.HD8850m/Win-8.1] [2010-MBA/OSX-10.9.x]. Scroll smoothly with SmoothWheel for Firefox.
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#7
Weird.. as soon as i opened up ThrottleStop and started PCSX2 , the FPS stabilized on 60 FPS and my processor entered Turbo mode.

What kind of sorcery is this? Ohmy
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