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Solution to lag : SSD!
#1
Hey guys, i have a pretty high end laptop but even so, i experience frequent slowdowns when using PCSX2. However, after moving PCSX2 and the game ISO to my Solid Sate Drive (SSD) , the game runs smoothly with no visible hint of lag. Since no one mentioned this before, i thought i would just throw it out here in case someone is looking for a possible solution to laggy games. Smile
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#2
possibly a little extreme, a quick harddisk which is defragmented and not sharing your main drive should be pretty much lag free, but yes SSD's would work ;p

drawback being an affordable drive (64gb) would house a maximum of 16 iso's if you had nothing else on there, but with that awsomeness youd want your pc games and apps on there too xD
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#3
Agreed, SSDs are kinda small in capacity but most of the time i just leave the iso of the particular game i'm playing on my ssd while the rest go into my second or external hard disk so i don't take up valuable SSD real estate Smile An SSD is really not that affordable but the performance boost it gives is really quite worth it IMHO
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#4
My 64GB SSD cost around 60 Euros, but I have a USB 3.0 500GB portable drive for my emulation needs now. Does the job perfectly, and no slowdown.
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#5
IDK. Never seen lag from a HDD on my laptop, or desktop. Even on the primary.

Maybe you should mention what game this benefited from. Perhaps it's one that loads a lot from the "disc"...(?)

I am eager to get and try out an SSD, though. My desktop just begs for one. Biggrin
But, I'm tryin' to wait for the prices to be right for what I want. I'd really rather not waste my time/money on some asynchronous crap. Laugh
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#6
Its probable more the fact the HDD has some kind of broken power management rather than the fact its a HDD.

a common issue on Seagate Laptop drives actually.
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#7
PCSX2 shouldn't give you any better performance just by placing it and the game on a SSD.
The only thing I can imagine causing trouble would be a HDD spin down while playing, as Squall suggested.
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#8
Putting stuff on an SSD only increase the performance of virus scanning, file compressing/decompressing, media encoding... if your CPU is powerful enough.

In case of PCSX2, games loading time is decreased maybe?
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#9
I was loading up KH2 but the opening movie and ingame is really jittery but after transfering the iso to the ssd, the lag disappeared and the game was really smooth.
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(10-06-2011, 04:15 AM)Livy Wrote: Putting stuff on an SSD only increase the performance of virus scanning, file compressing/decompressing, media encoding... if your CPU is powerful enough.

In case of PCSX2, games loading time is decreased maybe?

Put my OS on mine and it decreased boot time/load time of games/programs, Basically you put anything on a SSD and it speeds it up haha.

Isn't PCSX2 loading based on an actual PS2? Cause the load times seem the same on PCSX2 as on a real PS2. then again.. it's been awhile since i've been on a real PS2 haha
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