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[Dark Cloud 2 USA V2.0] Slow Speed in "busy" Screens

I've been trying desperately to get this game to run correctly, but I just don't know what else to try. I am hoping it's not because my PC isn't powerful enough.

The game runs fine frame rate wise (constant 40+ frames), but whenever the game needs to render a lot of things on the screen, the speed drops by about 20%-40%, causing slow movements and slow audio. There are no problems in menus and in areas without "too much going on".

I don't understand too much about the speedhacks and other options in PCSX2 (I'm running V1.4.0), so I was hoping someone here can make some suggestions.

PC specs:

Windows 7 64 bit ultimate
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
AMD Fx 6100 6-core processor (3.30 GHz)

I'm using GSdx-32 AVX with Direct113D (Hardware)

When I run the game, the CPU clocks in at around 60% (Usually around 30%) when I view it via task manager, so it's not being too overloaded.

Any help is appreciated! Let me know if you want any more info on my settings and/or screenshots.

Edit: I *think* I've fixed it, but I'll need to play test it a bit more later. Speed is at around 100% with 60-ish FPS. I usedthese speedhack settings:

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if you could overclock your CPU it will help with this game.

Also enable the INTC Spin and Wait Loop speedhacks, they are pretty much free performance boosts, albeit small ones
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Your best hope though is to try OC'ing the living daylights out of that CPU.. Like 4.5 OC... You may get a good bump in performance. Just make sure you can cool those power hungry under performing thing.
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I managed to get it up to acceptable performance by simply bumping up the speed hacks to the very maximum. It still lags a little bit in very busy area of, but it's negligible, and without problem in dungeons.

I will eventually get a new PC… eventually… xD I don't really need anything too powerful, so that's why it's still pretty old.

Thanks for the help!

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