The game runs really slow despite speed hacks. I have the latest pcsx2.
Whether I use the native resolution or 6x scaling the framerate stays the same. EE @ 33% adds about 10FPS, bring it to 40FPS which is still unplayable.
My processor is an Athlon 620 X4 ~2.6ghz and my gpu is an nvidia 470gtx. I have 4gb of ddr3 ram, if that matters.
The processor can't really be that bad, can it? Thats basically my question. Do I really need to upgrade?
PS I love pcsx2 since my gf sold her ps2. THANK YOU!
04-16-2011, 09:33 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-16-2011, 09:38 PM by Rezard.)
Not to be "witch hunting", but I think you still must retain ownership of the PS2 you extracted the BIOS from (to remain legal about things). I guess I don't know all the details (i.e. it's your boken PS2 you still have that you had extracted from), but I just want to fair warn you so you don't inadvertently break the law (not allowed here).
Anyways, your processor isn't that bad per say, it's just generally slower (Ghz) for some of what PCSX2 (or certain games) can require. You could try using more Speedhacks, just know that it will most likely "break" gameplay at some point with some games.
The real answer to your problem is your CPU clock rate. If you can overclock it, you will see the difference you want. I will note that your particular CPU should be quite able to handle this. It would only become unsafe if you try and take it too far, or start changing settings you're unaware as to the effects of.
If you're against overclocking, then a CPU upgrade is your best route. You wouldn't really need a newer CPU, just a higher clock rate. Sadly, you're then just paying them extra $$$$ to basically OC the chip for you, ya know?
Thanks, I'll try to overclock. Never done it before.
As far as the BIOS goes, the bios came from my ps2 which is sitting in a closet broken. My gf's worked and thats the one I used for my games but she sold it to pay off credit card debt. I know thats a sketchy story but I promise I'm not lying. I use image burn to make images of the games.
You're not still using 6x scaling, are you? That's pretty excessive, possibly even for your GPU. I'm guessing your screen/monitor is not greater than 1920x1080, right? How about something more in that range (i.e. 3x or 4x scaling).
You should see something from 400Mhz, even on an AMD...
Overclock % is almost exactly the type of benefit you'll get in PCSX2. 3ghz over 2.6ghz is a 15% speed increase and you're getting almost exactly that as an improvement as you noticed.
Unfortunately, those wrestling games tend to require fairly high end processors so if that's as far as your CPU will go, that's probably as far as you're going to get.
You should try the PAL Version. Then there are only 2 frames per second missing. It works absolutely perfect on my overclocked 3.2Ghz Core2Duo E8200 without any speedhacks. I only need to activate them if there are four or more wrestlers on the screen. But then it runs smooth at 50 fps again.