(03-28-2013, 08:08 PM)NotSoHonestAbe Wrote: When it slows down, the ee% stays at 100%, and the gs% lingers around 25%
Well, EE at 100% tells the CPU reached the limit and can't calculate any more things it is being pushed to do, so the FPS falls.
You will need to use speedhacks, mainly EE cycle rate ans VU cycle stealing but that may not be enough for those demanding scenarios. EE beyond half course may give sound sync problems and VU cycle stealing at max almost certainly will make the game feel lagging.
Actually your computer is not so good for emulating certain PS2 games, I tell you this because I had a 965BE overclocked, with a GTX 460 sometime ago and it wasn't enough to run some games at full speed.
The new FX 8150 at 4.2 GHz and the GTS 560 (two in SLI but this does not help in this case) is actually somewhat worse than the previous setup PCSX2 wise.
PS: The CPU is good enough to run most PC games without problems, in that case would be the video card indeed the main problem preventing pushing the graphics quality too hard but most native PC games will run fine in there. Sadly the emulation is hard, very very hard on the CPU and other than the graphics post processing is relatively easy on the GPU.
The comment about my previous setup being better than the newer is the Phenom II is better with light threaded programs than the Bulldozer. The Piledriver (like Vishera 8350 correct part of the problem and is just a bit better than the old Phenom II in this case).