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Slow games with an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
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I'm running Windows 7 (x64) with
NVIDIA GTX 295
8GB of RAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8GHz)

Most games I try to play on PCSX2 1.2.1 are slow unless I'm looking directly up or down (if control of the camera is possible).
I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this somewhat, without the need for overclocking or upgrading my hardware?

The game I'm trying to play is Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.
I used to play it when I was a kid, and remembered enjoying it
I've also heard it's actually a pretty good game
Stop judging me
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#2
That CPU has marginal single threaded performance at best. Personally I would recommend overclocking but if not then you might try this:

Enable MTVU Speedhack.
Set EE cycle rate slider speedhack to 3.

See what happens. Also in a few games VU stealing to 1 might help but mostly it breaks things.
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#3
Thuban. Decent single-threaded perf, but that chip is clocked low. Depending on what motherboard you have, go consult a Phenom II overclock guide and try to get that chip as highly-clocked as you can. 3.8 or 3.9ghz seems like a realistic target. Will be much better than your current 2.8ghz.
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(02-25-2014, 07:59 AM)NarooN Wrote: Thuban. Decent single-threaded perf, but that chip is clocked low. Depending on what motherboard you have, go consult a Phenom II overclock guide and try to get that chip as highly-clocked as you can. 3.8 or 3.9ghz seems like a realistic target. Will be much better than your current 2.8ghz.

It used to be at 3.5GHz, but it was overheating

Looks like I might just have to mod my PS2
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#5
You could just get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler for ~$30 and OC it with good temps. And if your MOBO supports it, disable two of the six cores for an easier time overclocking, though that's not really necessary.
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(02-25-2014, 11:14 AM)NarooN Wrote: You could just get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler for ~$30 and OC it with good temps. And if your MOBO supports it, disable two of the six cores for an easier time overclocking, though that's not really necessary.

Unfortunately that's about $60USD over here in New Zealand, making it cheaper to just mod
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(02-25-2014, 06:50 AM)Blyss Sarania Wrote: That CPU has marginal single threaded performance at best. Personally I would recommend overclocking but if not then you might try this:

Enable MTVU Speedhack.
Set EE cycle rate slider speedhack to 3.

See what happens. Also in a few games VU stealing to 1 might help but mostly it breaks things.

here's a how to gif
   

click on it to see a how to do it (incase you or others reading don't know Wink )

if it's to small and you can't see it press Ctrl + your mouse's scrollwheel up to enlarge the pic and then Ctrl + your mouse's scrollwheel down to go back to your original screen size

alternatively save the picture and use klite media player to view it (you'll then be able to pause the animation wherever you like)
Not sure what graphics card you have, it's memory bandwidth,
it's temperature, fan speed, what pixel shader it has
try TechPowerUp's gpu-z

Not sure what your cpu is try cpu-z
(hint click on the highlighted links Biggrin)
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(02-25-2014, 11:14 AM)NarooN Wrote: You could just get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler for ~$30 and OC it with good temps. And if your MOBO supports it, disable two of the six cores for an easier time overclocking, though that's not really necessary.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ was replaced with the newer Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO a long time ago.

You will have a hard time finding the + Model.
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#9
They still sell the 212+ model on Amazon and I think I saw it on Newegg before as well. But there's honestly not much difference between the two models anyway.
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(02-25-2014, 11:54 PM)NarooN Wrote: They still sell the 212+ model on Amazon and I think I saw it on Newegg before as well. But there's honestly not much difference between the two models anyway.

It's either out of stock or currently unavailable.
Lenovo Y50-70 Gaming Laptop
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.6Ghz - 3.6Ghz Quad Core
Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB
8GB DDR3 Ram
15.6'' Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS
Windows 10 64 Bit
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Intel Core i5 4670 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte H81M
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB
8GB DDR 3 Ram
1TB WD Black
Windows 10 64 Bit
Phillips 23.6" 1920x1080 IPS
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