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Quick Question Regarding My Processor
#1
So I went and read the will PCSX2 work on my PC sticky.
It Recommends as one of the processors i7 @2.66ghz.
So i'm guessing that PCSX2 can't take advantage of
four cores then. This sucks because my i7 is 2.00 ghz.
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#2
Edit: Yes, PCSX2 only uses 2 cores on most revisions and even on later revisions (which has the speedhack listed below) it is still 2 cores by default.

Well, while you're most likely still going to be capped on the EE thread, you could probably play more of the lesser-demanding games using r4866 or later and using the speedhack which enables the multi-threaded VU1 (config>Emulation Settings>Speedhacks).

You can get those builds here. Hope it helps!
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#3
Wait are those builds you linked me to official?
And will there ever be multicore/thread support? That would
greatly improve performance for many. Or atleast me xD

Edit: I'm on 4600 I download from the official site, so these are
either official builds which are unstable releases or unofficial.

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#4
These are official, but unstable builds. If you want stable builds, those are found on this site.

Unfortunately, on the topic of multi-threading, this cannot be readily done with the EE thread; which is most likely your bottleneck with the MVU multi-threading.
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#5
0_0 you confused me, I don't know much about how the emu works
I just know turning on certain speedhacks speed things up and others
may not do much or slow things down. I can run Kingdom Hearts and
FFX but Ratchet Gladiator slows down a heap oh and I can run on of
the Dragon Quest games.
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#6
The Ratchet and Clank series is incredibly CPU-intensive and doesn't work very well.

As for Kingdom Hearts, FFX, and in general Square games, these aren't very CPU-intensive.

Same with Dragon Quest - one of the least-intensive 3D games.
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#7
Starting with revision 4866 a 2ghz i7 is enough to play many games with 60fps. Just tick all the boxes in the speedhacks window except for Fast CDVD.
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#8
I think I just need a better PC for PS2 emulation, I rather not using speedhacks. How does your i7 2630QM machine run it?
Thats the processor im using but i can't overclock since im on a
laptop.
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#9
If you can't afford to upgrade, I would recommend using speedhacks; these usually do not break the game and can be reverted if it does - although the VU Cycle Stealing hack may cause false FPS. As for the MVU multi-threading, it offers a huge speedup and very good - and usually in the rare case if something breaks with it, the game just hangs.
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#10
Yeah I tried out MVU as a test and Ratchet Gladiator after
the quick tutorial seemed to be running better than ever,
but I can't be sure until I test it against a swarm of enemys.

Technically I can't affor to upgrade right now but PS2 emulation
is the only limit I have hit on this laptop

i7 2630QM @2.00ghz
8GB DDR3 Ram
HD6770M 1GB
750GB HDD

So i've never hit any limits until now.
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