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Why Does My PCSX2 Run So Slowly?
#1
I recently downloaded PCSX2 to play some old school PS2 games that I loved, but to be disappointed that my PC cannot run the ISOs well enough without lag. I have tried most tutorials with enabling the Multicore hack, changing all the video settings, boasting PCSX2 in Nvidia Control Panel, and many other things. I don't understand why it is acting this way as my PC matches or exceeds the recommended requirements for this program,

My Specs:
Processor: AMD FX 8320
GPU: GTX 660 SC
RAM: 8 GB (1333 MHz I believe)
Storage: 1 TB HDD

What settings do you think I need to change to make PCSX2 run smoothly?
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#2
In order to help you further with your problem, please make sure the following are all provided.
  • Your hardware specs - CPU, Graphics Card, Memory, Operating System.
  • The version of PCSX2 you are using.
  • Any non default settings you are using.
  • What games you are trying to play and if you are playing them from ISO or DVD.

Thank You.
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#3
My Hardware Specs:
Processor: AMD FX 8320
GPU: GTX 660 SC
RAM: 8 GB (1333 MHz I believe)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Version of PCSX2: 1.2.1
Settings are all Default
Games: Sly Cooper 3, Kingdom Hearts, Megaman X8, Final Fantasy XII
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#4
What are your FPS, EE% GS% values for one or all of these games during slowdowns?
Please post the emulog after you observed the problem.

You mentioned that you changed some settings... are you 100% sure that you use default settings?
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#5
FPS: It starts out as 60 fps, but during many parts of the game when i look in other directions, it starts to drop down to 30-40 fps
EE: 70 and spikes as high as 90%
GS: Around 85-95%
Game: Sly Cooper 3: Honor Among Theives
The settings that i have now changed were the multicore hack, upscaling to 3x, changing the render to DirectX3D11, enabling of automatic gamefixes, host filesystem, and widescreen patches.

Emulog:
PCSX2 1.2.1.r5873 - compiled on Feb 3 2014
Savestate version: 0x9a0a0000

Host Machine Init:
Operating System = Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Physical RAM = 8148 MB
CPU name = AMD FX™-8320 Eight-Core Processor
Vendor/Model = AuthenticAMD (stepping 00)
CPU speed = 3.491 ghz (8 logical threads)
x86PType = Standard OEM
x86Flags = 178bfbff 3e98320b
x86EFlags = 2fd3fbff

x86 Features Detected:
MMX.. SSE.. SSE2.. SSE3.. SSSE3.. SSE4.1.. SSE4.2.. AVX.. FMA
MMX2 .. SSE4a

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins...
Binding GS: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\gsdx32-avx-r5875.dll
Windows 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1 1.0)
Binding PAD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\lilypad-r5875.dll
Binding SPU2: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\spu2-x-r5875.dll
Binding CDVD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\cdvdGigaherz.dll
Binding USB: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\USBnull.dll
Binding FW: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\FWnull.dll
Binding DEV9: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\DEV9null.dll
Plugins loaded successfully.

(GameDB) 9655 games on record (loaded in 217ms)
HLE Notice: ELF does not have a path.


Initializing plugins...
Init GS
Windows 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1 1.0)
Init PAD
Init SPU2
Init CDVD
Init USB
Init FW
Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Opening plugins...
Opening GS
Opening PAD
Opening SPU2
Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\ISOs\Sly 3 - Honor Among Thieves (USA).iso
Image type = DVD
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (1735232 sectors)
Opening USB
Opening FW
Opening DEV9
McdSlot 0: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
McdSlot 1: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
Plugins opened successfully.
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
Bios Found: USA v02.20(10/02/2006) Console
BIOS rom1 module not found, skipping...
BIOS rom2 module not found, skipping...
BIOS erom module not found, skipping...
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to NTSC.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 59.94 fps
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
ELF (cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1) Game CRC = 0x8BC95883, EntryPoint = 0x00100008
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
Overall 0 Cheats loaded
Overall 0 Widescreen hacks loaded
Loading patch '8BC95883.pnach' from archive 'C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\cheats_ws.zip'
comment: Widescreen Hack
(Wide Screen Cheats DB) Patches Loaded: 1
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#6
(07-30-2015, 03:19 AM)Daebak Wrote: FPS: It starts out as 60 fps, but during many parts of the game when i look in other directions, it starts to drop down to 30-40 fps
EE: 70 and spikes as high as 90%
GS: Around 85-95%
Game: Sly Cooper 3: Honor Among Theives
The settings that i have now changed were the multicore hack, upscaling to 3x, changing the render to DirectX3D11, enabling of automatic gamefixes, host filesystem, and widescreen patches.

Emulog:
PCSX2 1.2.1.r5873 - compiled on Feb 3 2014
Savestate version: 0x9a0a0000

Host Machine Init:
Operating System = Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Physical RAM = 8148 MB
CPU name = AMD FX™-8320 Eight-Core Processor
Vendor/Model = AuthenticAMD (stepping 00)
CPU speed = 3.491 ghz (8 logical threads)
x86PType = Standard OEM
x86Flags = 178bfbff 3e98320b
x86EFlags = 2fd3fbff

x86 Features Detected:
MMX.. SSE.. SSE2.. SSE3.. SSSE3.. SSE4.1.. SSE4.2.. AVX.. FMA
MMX2 .. SSE4a

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins...
Binding GS: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\gsdx32-avx-r5875.dll
Windows 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1 1.0)
Binding PAD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\lilypad-r5875.dll
Binding SPU2: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\spu2-x-r5875.dll
Binding CDVD: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\cdvdGigaherz.dll
Binding USB: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\USBnull.dll
Binding FW: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\FWnull.dll
Binding DEV9: C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\Plugins\DEV9null.dll
Plugins loaded successfully.

(GameDB) 9655 games on record (loaded in 217ms)
HLE Notice: ELF does not have a path.


Initializing plugins...
Init GS
Windows 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1 1.0)
Init PAD
Init SPU2
Init CDVD
Init USB
Init FW
Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Opening plugins...
Opening GS
Opening PAD
Opening SPU2
Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\ISOs\Sly 3 - Honor Among Thieves (USA).iso
Image type = DVD
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (1735232 sectors)
Opening USB
Opening FW
Opening DEV9
McdSlot 0: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
McdSlot 1: C:\Users\Relentless\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
Plugins opened successfully.
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
Bios Found: USA v02.20(10/02/2006) Console
BIOS rom1 module not found, skipping...
BIOS rom2 module not found, skipping...
BIOS erom module not found, skipping...
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to NTSC.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 59.94 fps
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
ELF (cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1) Game CRC = 0x8BC95883, EntryPoint = 0x00100008
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_974.64;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
Overall 0 Cheats loaded
Overall 0 Widescreen hacks loaded
Loading patch '8BC95883.pnach' from archive 'C:\Program Files (x86)\PCSX2 1.2.1\cheats_ws.zip'
comment: Widescreen Hack
(Wide Screen Cheats DB) Patches Loaded: 1

Try using a newer version of PCSX2. Download the SVN builds and run that, see how it does. Also, if your mobo supports overclocking, give that a go, as that processor mightbe good it won't match the performance of an i7 without OC, and even then it's still a tough shot.
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#7
that's a demanding game, and your CPU won't be strong enough for it unless you overclock it above 4.0 Ghz
From the EE% & GS% values you reported, it clearly shows your CPu is struggling
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#8
(07-30-2015, 07:21 AM)jesalvein Wrote: that's a demanding game, and your CPU won't be strong enough for it unless you overclock it above 4.0 Ghz
From the EE% & GS% values you reported, it clearly shows your CPu is struggling

So the only possible to have it run smoothly at 60 fps is have a CPU run at 4 GHz?
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#9
AT LEAST 4 ghz

I think Blyss Sarania has the same CPU as you, and he did overclock it above 4 Ghz.
may you should try to contact him.

Or if you don't feel comfident with overclocking, you could still play the game on your PS2 until you can afford a better machine.
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#10
Still kingdom hearts and final fantasy should work without issues...
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