08-28-2009, 09:18 AM
hi folks , could you give me your opinion if there is a best operating system to use for pcsx2 im currently running xp sp3 ? And also im running an Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHz Dual Core Processor and geforce 9600gt , is it worth overclocking the cpu ? and are there any mods for the graphics card i should be aware of? thanks
Well since you have a DX10 supporting graphics card, I'd recommend using Windows 7 to take advantage of the nice speed boost the DX10 mode of GSdx give you. Although if you have 1 GB ram or less, the system might struggle.
Overclocking will give you some more frames but in general your Pentium D won't cut it for most games..if you can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo at about 3 Ghz (or more) and you'll get a huge speed increase.
Mods for the graphics card? What do you mean?
...if you mean HW mods for OC-ing graphic card, forget it! many people that I know screwed their GFX card...
4x 4GB DDR3 2400MHz
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
08-28-2009, 11:57 AM
THANKS FOR THE INFO FOLKS MUCH APPRECIATED. WOULD A CORE DUO 2 E8400 DO THE JOB OR WOULD IT HAVE TO BE A E8600 ? THANKS
if you are lucky you can get E8400 above 4ghz and then there is no game that would work bad on PCSX2
Check my profile for hardware/software and games i played on PCSX2.
thanks for the advice . does anyone have a link to cpu and motherboard compatability ?as i have seen varying reports on whether the e8400 or e8500 is compatable with an asus v series p5945g motherboard. it has the 775 socket ????
08-28-2009, 08:36 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-28-2009, 09:17 PM by Necorum.)
(08-28-2009, 08:06 PM)cavefan Wrote: thanks for the advice . does anyone have a link to cpu and motherboard compatability ?as i have seen varying reports on whether the e8400 or e8500 is compatable with an asus v series p5945g motherboard. it has the 775 socket ????
On your gfx card use
furmark to test your OC
and use evga precision to overclock simple tool
My thoughts on gfx card OCing is start with shaders first (unlock Core from shaders) then do core then memory my opinion
and on your cpu mobo issue
all i found was this searching so it should work might want to update the bios first though
e7500 + asus mobo $219 (dont know your budget)
E8500 $189 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115036
Future proof (somewhat)
q9550 (firstname.lastname@example.org /w 12mb L2) + Asus P5KPL-CM $267ish
if you wanna upgrade your graphic card found this also
Geforce 260 for 137ish
Here is a download for windows 7
ok the download for W7 is gone so your going to have to find it via torrents cant link you here i dont think
get your key/serial here
and i think thats it.............
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