I'm sure yet another setup quesiton
Hi Folks. New to PCSX2 and loving it already. In short, trying to optimize setup. Have got Tekken 5 running at 60fps avg, but wierdly seems a little slow (according to FRAPS). Vampire Night framerate drops low (about 30) and Shadow of Colossus drops from 60 to 50 at times - again seeming slowed down a little.

Not sure if hardware, as have tried all permutations of settings - seem to be hitting a glass ceiling. New to overclocking - but managed to get my speed up to 4GH (from 3.2). Not sure of memory ratio having an effect - 3:5. Thikn GFX card should handle things. Specs below:

Intel Pentium D 935
Windows XP Professional SP3 (Build 2600)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 2 Cores - 2 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Pentium D CPU 3.20GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3), EM64T
CPUID : F.6.5 / Extended : F.6
CPU Cache : L1 : 2 x 12 / 2 x 16 KB - L2 : 2 x 2048 KB
Core : Presler (65 nm) / Stepping : D0
Freq : 4065.9 MHz (254.12 * 16)
MB Brand : ASRock
MB Model : 4Core1600-GLAN
NB : Intel P35/G33/G31 rev 10
SB : Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev A1
GPU Type : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
GPU Clocks : Core 756 MHz / RAM 999 MHz
DirectX Version : 9.0c
RAM : 2048 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 423.5 MHz (3:5) @ 5-5-5-15
Slot 1 : 1024MB (5300)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Kingston
Slot 2 : 1024MB (5300)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Noname

I'm wondering where the limitations are lying. I know that there's big watersheds @:

Windows XP > above
Duo Core > ix CPUS

Maybe I've just reached my limit for this machine Sad

Sure you guys get sick of posts like this, but would appreciate any help.


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I don't think that the OS hinders it that much. The problem is with the CPU and the old GPU.

Edit: your best bet for a tolerable gameplay is to set everything to native and hope for the best.
Thanks Ketchup, but damn! I bought that GPU specifically for PCSX2 as per recommendation here:


Wasted £60? Sad
The GPU is not bad but the CPU is
Hmmm.. yeah. My board will only go upto Core 2 Duo or quad. Read another thread here saying that no diff between 2 Duo and Quad (as emu only uses 2 cores?). Also, think the upshot of the thread was little difference between Dual Core (if that what my present one's called - think it's Pent D) and Core 2 Duo in terms of performance. Am i doomed!???
No you're not doomed. But you would best to change up to a Wolfdale EXXXX CPU for dual-core, if you prefer to remain in your really old socket. PCSX2 can use a third core using the MTVU hack. But the Q series Core 2 Quads typically had lower base frequency and they are quite expensive on the used market.

To get a better picture just check out the FFX-2 benchmark thread.

OS: Linux Mint 17.2 64 bit (occasional Antergos/Arch user)
(I am no longer a Windows user)
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti

try high performance as well it works for a few games not all you may want directx 10 tho
(06-21-2013, 04:53 AM)ericks93Pcsx2 Wrote: try high performance as well it works for a few games not all you may want directx 10 tho

Since his os is XP, dx10 isnt an option.
The "high performance power plan trick" may be a good idea, but it's more a laptop's option.
CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Mobo : Asus PRIME B450-PLUS
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
RAM : 16 Go
Isn't his GPU 4 years old or such?
These are my settings for Tekken 5 >>
1.sse41 (choose highest instruction u'r cpu supports)
1.direct3d9 hardware
2.native resolution
3.aspect ratio-16:9
4.shade boost (opptional) ticked
5.allow 8 bit textures unticked (make sure this one unticked)
6.enable hw hacks ticked >> configure

Emulation settings >>
Gs window > aspect ratio- widescreen (16:9)
Recommended speedhacks on
sliders > None

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