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Very poor performance GOW2 - Why?
#1
Hello everyone,

I am trying to troubleshoot why I get such poor performance on God of War 2 - the only game I have to try currently.

I am using the latest beta of PCXS2 with the American PS2 bios.

For my plugins I am using:

GSDX-SSE4 - I have it set to DX10 hardware render. I even tried checking the box for "Native Resolution" - which is quite low, and it still runs slowly.

Lilypad SVn driver with default settings

SPU-2X audio driver (most recent). I tried turning up the latency a little, but my sound still stutters hard in the opening cinemas and in game.

Linuz ISO driver, I am loading from an image

The last drivers are all on default.

Under emulation settings:

EE/IOP tab - all default

VUs tab - all default

GS tab - all default

GS Windows - I was trying 1440x900 window with default to full screen....no matter where I set this doesn't seem to make a difference

Speedhacks tab - I currently have speedhacks enabled. This made a very minor difference. EE and VU are both on default. Is there anything I should try on this screen?

Gamefixes tab - nothing

I believe my problem is audio related. I have no trouble maintaining the maximum frame rate, the problems just come out whenever there is audio. I have the most recent directx.

Machine I am using:

i5-2500k @ 5.2ghz
gtx260
16gb ram

My motherboard has bluetooth, so I am anxious to try out a ps3 controller....just need to figure out what the deal is.

Thanks in advance



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(04-30-2011, 08:16 PM)callys Wrote: i5-2500k @ 5.2ghz

did you just add the core speeds together? or are you really running each core at 5.2Ghz? I hope you have a water block or some means of sub zero cooling on there ;p
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#3
Refraction -

My chip will actually run stable up to 5.6ghz, but there is some debate as to how much voltage the second gen iCore can take without degrading...

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Using basic corsair h70 cooler with different fans
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#4
Actually, them chips have amazing results on air, while not burning your house down. Wink

Tried moving the EE Cyclerate over at all?

BTW - What are your temps at that Vcore?
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#5
Rezard does the emulator work good on your system (pretty similar to mine)? Any tips on settings?
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#6
Yeah, it works great on my end, especially at those high clocks. Seems like 5.2Ghz should give full speed, even without Speedhacks...

Could you post a screen shot of the first slowdown you encounter from the start of the game?
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#7
(04-30-2011, 08:47 PM)Rezard Wrote: Yeah, it works great on my end, especially at those high clocks. Seems like 5.2Ghz should give full speed, even without Speedhacks...

Could you post a screen shot of the first slowdown you encounter from the start of the game?

Pretty much immediately as Kratos gets out of the chair "Kra-kra-kra-tos was-was-was" starts stuttering like that

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Heres a guy with way less hardware running a lot higher settings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE8FbK0QrJE
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(04-30-2011, 08:20 PM)refraction Wrote: did you just add the core speeds together? or are you really running each core at 5.2Ghz? I hope you have a water block or some means of sub zero cooling on there ;p

Lol, the chip is at greater risk of dying with sub-zero cooling than running it with just a good air cooler. From earlier reports, SB doesn't appear to like very low temps.
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#9
Sandy Bridge K series has great properties for overclocking with air you can put over 5.0 but don' like extreme cooling(LN2,Dice) can't overclocking over 5.8 or 6.0 Ghz is the limit .
O.C with BCLK is imposible 5+/- mhz cause inestability

BTW : GOW2 work for my in native resolution , scaling cause garbage graphics
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#10
Just loaded it on my brothers machine...

Phenom II 555 dual core
GTS 250

Runs great even with scaling

lol... Oh well
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