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New Pavilion PC Running PCSX2 fairly slow
#1
Hello! This is my first post on this forum, and I wanted to start out with a hardware question.

About a month ago I purchased a new PC, an HP Pavilion Elite. The specs are here: Hp Pavilion Elite on Newegg

It has 8 gigs of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 230, an Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz Processor / Quad Core. Those are the important specs I believe, at any rate.

I'm trying to get into the PCSX2 scene - I've had my trusty PS2 and a fairly decent library for a good while now, getting everything set up was very easy for a new guy like me. Very interesting stuff - good for backups for games I own (they are only getting more and more scratched after all)

However, some of the settings for the PCSX2 in general confused me. I didn't know what to set most of the settings at in order to get the best performance. For example, my God of War game is hitting about 45 frames per second. I know that it could be worse, but I was hoping with my newish computer I would be hitting the upper limit.

If anyone could toss me a few hints or suggestions to increase playability I would appreciate it. Like, changing settings or messing with framerates or whatever. Once again, thanks for the help!
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#2
1 - depends on the games
2 - 2.66ghz isn't THAT high. Some games require more 3.0 to 3.2 Ghz

which games are you trying to run ?
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
@Rektify
...and let's not forget which PCSX2 version did you use, with which plugins...GSdx? ZeroGS?
What's your current settings?
Intel C2D E6550 2.33GHz (OC@2.8GHz)
Corsair CM2X1024 4GB (4x1GB) DDR2 DRAM
ASUS P5K
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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#4
You should overclock your CPU and upgrade your video card to at least GTS 250/HD 5750/HD 4850.
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#5
Let's also not forget that the i5 at 2.66GHz will easily beat a Core 2 Duo at 3.2GHz. Overclocking the i5 to 3.2GHz - even better. As sakraycore said, a GeForce 230 may not be sufficient; an HD5750 is great bang for the buck.
Intel Core i5 3570 | 8GB DDR3 | Radeon HD6870 | Windows 7
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#6
Well actually IIRC the i5 overclocks itself to 3.0GHz when only 2 cores are being taxed, so it's more like 3.0GHz vs 3.2GHz
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#7
yeah, thats intel turbo boost, i was talking about manual overclocking Tongue anyway, i5 will still win in performance, in any case, based on the benchmarks I have read.
Intel Core i5 3570 | 8GB DDR3 | Radeon HD6870 | Windows 7
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#8
...and I think sakraycore was talking about your comparison of the i5-750 @2.66GHz with a C2D @3.2GHz, not the OC-ing part. =b
Intel C2D E6550 2.33GHz (OC@2.8GHz)
Corsair CM2X1024 4GB (4x1GB) DDR2 DRAM
ASUS P5K
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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#9
We all get these things mixed up sometimes Tongue
Intel Core i5 3570 | 8GB DDR3 | Radeon HD6870 | Windows 7
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#10
Quote:Let's also not forget that the i5 at 2.66GHz will easily beat a Core 2 Duo at 3.2GHz. Overclocking the i5 to 3.2GHz - even better.
It's not true. i5 at 2.66 is C2D 2.8 equivalent, C2D 3.2 are far more powerfull. New intell architecture is not as good, as could be expected.
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