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Framerate issues...
#1
Hi!

My name is Sottaceti. I am a Let's Player, and I have been meaning to do an LP for the .hack series for a while. I recently acquired .hack//QUARANTINE (woo-hoo!) and I thought now was as good a time as any to go for it. However, I have come up on some game-breaking issues.

My specs are:
AMD FX 4130 Quad-Core Unlocked @ 2.8 GHz
16 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5
Seagate 2TB Serial ATA III @ 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gb/s

I have been running into terrible, terrible issues with my games with the use of FRAPS. When I run FRAPS (even though I'm running it on my 3rd and 4th cores, leaving CPU 0 and 1 free for PCSX2) it breaks my game down into not only almost half the framerate it's at, but at a choppy and inconsistent rate that will jump from 16-60 FPS in 0.5 seconds. I thought it was a compatibility issue with FRAPS, so I looked up a few threads and found out that since my FRAPS runs at 25 FPS (since I do record more system-intensive games like Mass Effect and Vindictus), it could have been an issue. I changed my FRAPS to 60 FPS to match up with PCSX2, but to no avail. I am still having the issues. I have tried several things, including changing GFX plugins and a few configurations. Most simply exacerbated the issue, and I just ended up resetting anything.

I would truly love to record this series I spent some $300 hunting down and collecting in excellent conditions.
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#2
Quote:AMD FX 4130
unfortunately, Bulldozer architecture is known to perform badly with intensive gaming software (like pcsx2)
Quote:since I do record more system-intensive games like Mass Effect and Vindictus
er... no.
both are really less intensive than pcsx2
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
Fair enough. However, this issue is not persistent if I am not recording with FRAPS. Without it, the game runs at 60 FPS smoothly. I truly believe it is a compatibility issue.
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#4
i wrote something about bulldozers and capturing a couple days ago but i can't find it anymore. Laugh but..

as you already figured out the affinity mask in the taskman try to setup the cpus in a different way. like 1 & 3 for pcsx2 and 2&4 for fraps and lower the priority of fraps. that might help.

maybe.
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#5
Argh, it isn't working! Is there some way I can change PCSX2's FPS output to a lower framerate without slowing down gameplay?
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#6
(02-14-2013, 02:38 AM)Sottaceti Wrote: Argh, it isn't working! Is there some way I can change PCSX2's FPS output to a lower framerate without slowing down gameplay?

unfortunately, no.
you can set a custom fps limit, of course, but the PS2 is made to synchronise its FPS with gameplay's speed
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#7
So, basically, I'm completely screwed? I'll have to build a PC with an Intel core?
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#8
would be best, for sure.
but there are some threads around here that say piledriver is worth to give a shot if you want to stick to AMD.
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#9
Yeah. I prefer AMD, since all my GFX cards end up with an AMD chipset anyway. My dad kind of instilled in me when I was a youngster that Intel is overpriced and all I would ever need for gaming is AMD. Thank you all so much for your help. It sucks that I won't be able to do the Let's Plays for now, but I can still totally play them at least. Again, I really appreciate the assistance you have provided and extend my sincerest thanks.
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#10
(02-14-2013, 03:01 AM)Sottaceti Wrote: Yeah. I prefer AMD, since all my GFX cards end up with an AMD chipset anyway. My dad kind of instilled in me when I was a youngster that Intel is overpriced and all I would ever need for gaming is AMD. Thank you all so much for your help. It sucks that I won't be able to do the Let's Plays for now, but I can still totally play them at least. Again, I really appreciate the assistance you have provided and extend my sincerest thanks.

Go for an FX-6300: you will have around 20% more performances at the same frequency (you wrote 2.8 but you meant 3.8 right?), more or less the same frequency thanks to the turbo, and other 2 cores to handle the recording.
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