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Why won't my laptop run games well
#1
Hello,
my laptop has a Ryzen 5 3500u processor and a Vega 8 graphics card.
The benchmark says my processor is good enough and the temperature is not high while using it.
Laptop is always plugged in and in power mode, the laptop is also new.
My games (especially Time Splitters and Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks) aren't running well at all even with multiple speed hacks and looking at configurations.
I also have the newest Pcsx2 version 1.5.?
Honestly I am just frustrated because I was trying for days to run these games.
What I can say is that my GPU is strained way more then my CPU.
My CPU is mostly just hovering around 30 to 40 percent usage but my GPU goes up to 60 to high 60 percents.
I thought Pcsx2 was CPU dependant, so why is my GPU strained the most?
Even when using Software mode where it puts a really big strain on the CPU it lags... 
Please judt help me haha
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#2
Please post the contents of the emulog.txt file after the problem occurs. The file can be found in "My Documents\PCSX2\logs" for the installer version or in "PCSX2\logs" for the portable/binary version.

Please make sure to enclose your emulog in code tags like so (remove the empty space on the closing code tag!):
[code]
Pasted emulog goes here
[ /code]
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
(05-05-2020, 08:33 AM)jesalvein Wrote: Please post the contents of the emulog.txt file after the problem occurs. The file can be found in "My Documents\PCSX2\logs" for the installer version or in "PCSX2\logs" for the portable/binary version.

Please make sure to enclose your emulog in code tags like so (remove the empty space on the closing code tag!):
Code:
Pasted emulog goes here
[ /code][/quote]
[color=#333333][size=small][font=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][code][/font][/size]
[/color]PCSX2 1.5.0-20200502145649 - compiled on May  2 2020
Savestate version: 0x9a0e0000

Host Machine Init:
Operating System =  Microsoft Windows 10 Home (build 18363), 64-bit
Physical RAM    =  7103 MB
CPU name        =  AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
Vendor/Model    =  AuthenticAMD (stepping 01)
CPU speed        =  2.095 ghz (8 logical threads)
x86PType        =  Standard OEM
x86Flags        =  178bfbff fed83203
x86EFlags        =  2fd3fbff

x86 Features Detected:
SSE2.. SSE3.. SSSE3.. SSE4.1.. SSE4.2.. AVX.. AVX2.. FMA
SSE4a

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins from D:\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\plugins...
Bound  GS: GSdx32-AVX2.dll [GSdx 20200502145649 (MSVC 19.21 AVX2/AVX2) 1.2.0]
Bound  PAD: LilyPad.dll [LilyPad (20200502145649) 0.12.1]
Bound SPU2: Spu2-X.dll [SPU2-X 20200502145649 2.0.0]
Bound CDVD: cdvdGigaherz.dll [cdvdGigaherz 20200502145649 0.11.0]
Bound  USB: USBnull.dll [USBnull Driver 20200502145649 0.7.0]
Bound  FW: FWnull.dll [FWnull Driver 20200502145649 0.7.0]
(GameDB) 9858 games on record (loaded in 301ms)
Bound DEV9: DEV9null.dll [DEV9null Driver 20200502145649 0.5.0]
Plugins loaded successfully.

HLE Notice: ELF does not have a path.

Initializing plugins...
Init GS
Init PAD
Init SPU2
Init CDVD
Init USB
Init FW
Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Patches: No CRC found, using 00000000 instead.
Opening plugins...
Opening GS
Opening PAD
Opening SPU2
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: D:\PS2 Roms\SLUS-21148\TimeSplitters - Future Perfect (USA).iso
Image type  = DVD
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (2140576 sectors)
Opening USB
Opening FW
Opening DEV9
GSdx Lookup CRC:0
McdSlot 0 [File]: D:\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
GSdx Lookup CRC:0
McdSlot 1 [File]: D:\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
Plugins opened successfully.
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
Bios Found: USA    v01.60(07/02/2002)  Console
BIOS rom1 module not found, skipping...
BIOS rom2 module not found, skipping...
BIOS erom module not found, skipping...
# Initialize memory (rev:3.63, ctm:196Mhz, cpuclk:147Mhz detected)

PlayStation 2 ======== Hard reset boot
ROMGEN=2002-0207, IOP info (CPUID=1f, CACH_CONFIG=0, 2MB, IOP mode)
<20020207-164243,ROMconf,PS20160AC20020207.bin:11552>
# Total accessable memory size: 32 MB (B:2:8:0) (363:2:7c30)
# TLB spad=0 kernel=1:12 default=13:30 extended=31:38
# Initialize Start.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize User Memory ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Initialize Done.

EE DECI2 Manager version 0.06 Feb  7 2002 16:41:20
  CPUID=2e20, BoardID=0, ROMGEN=2002-0207, 32M

Patches: No CRC found, using 00000000 instead.
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SLUS_211.48;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
LilyPad: Warning! No controls are bound to a currently attached device!
Please attach a controller that has been setup for use with LilyPad or go to the Plugin settings and setup new controls.
ELF (cdrom0:\SLUS_211.48;1) Game CRC = 0xFB2F4502, EntryPoint = 0x0010001C
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SLUS_211.48;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC

IOP Realtime Kernel Ver.0.9.1
    Copyright 1999 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadelf: fname cdrom0:¥SLUS_211.48;1 secname all
loadelf version 3.30
Input ELF format filename = cdrom0:¥SLUS_211.48;1
0 00100000 00674aa0 ........................................................................................................
Loaded, cdrom0:¥SLUS_211.48;1
start address 0x10001c
gp address 00000000
# Restart Without Memory Clear.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Restart Without Memory Clear Done.
Elf entry point @ 0x0010001c about to get recompiled. Load patches first.
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
--- BOOTING --- cdrom0:¥SLUS_211.48;1
Free Memory: 15K
Initialising to US territory.
on dvd
Get Reboot Request From EE
ROM directory not found

PlayStation 2 ======== Update rebooting..

PlayStation 2 ======== Update reboot complete
cdvdman Init

IOP Realtime Kernel Ver. 2.2
    Copyright 1999-2002 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥SIO2MAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 25, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥MTAPMAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 26, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥PADMAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 27, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥MCMAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 28, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥MCSERV.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 29, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥LIBSD.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 30, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥SDRDRV.IRX;1 args 0 arg
SDR driver version 4.0.1 (C) SCEI
Exit rsd_main
loadmodule: id 31, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥STREAM.IRX;1 args 0 arg
Exit MultiStream V6.2 Thread Load
loadmodule: id 32, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥CDVDSTM.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 33, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MODULES¥DEV9.IRX;1 args 0 arg
dev9: unknown dev9 hardware.
loadmodule: id 34, ret 1
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to NTSC.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 59.94 fps

************************************************************************
SOUND_DisplayStats
========================================================================
VERSION: MultiStream V7.2
  SPU buffering currently in V6.2+ mode.
  SOUND_ResizeSPUBuffer ACTIVE.
  SPU RAM buffers can be different sizes to their stream IOP buffers.
  NOT SCREAM COMPATIBLE (modify ms_switches.h and recompile IOP to enable)
INFO: SPOT FX
  Memory Allocated at IOP Address: 0xba800
  Allocated space for 400 SFX

INFO: FILE
  Memory Allocated at IOP Address: 0xb5900
  Allocated space for 500 files

INFO: STREAM
  No streams allocated

call SOUND_DisplayStats to show this information at any time
************************************************************************
Stream Buffer 1Bank 32768byte 5banks 163840byte used
Closing plugins...
Closing DEV9
Closing FW
Closing USB
Closing CDVD
Closing SPU2
Closing PAD
Closing GS
Plugins closed successfully.
Suspending single plugin: GS
Opening GS
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
Saving GS
Closing GS
Recovering single plugin: GS
Opening GS
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
Loading GS
Suspending single plugin: GS
Saving GS
Closing GS
Recovering single plugin: GS
Opening GS
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
Loading GS
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
Opening plugins...
Opening PAD
Opening SPU2
Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: D:\PS2 Roms\SLUS-21148\TimeSplitters - Future Perfect (USA).iso
Image type  = DVD
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (2140576 sectors)
Opening USB
Opening FW
Opening DEV9
McdSlot 0 [File]: D:\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
McdSlot 1 [File]: D:\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-3414-g18f772e71-windows-x86\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
Plugins opened successfully.
Stream Buffer 1Bank 32768byte 5banks 163840byte used
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 0 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 1 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 2 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 3 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 4 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 5 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 6 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 7 not allocated
>>>>>WARNING: SOUND_SetStreamParent
Stream 0x0 SPU buffer size (0x1a000) is larger than half IOP buffer size (0x6800)
Changing Stream 0x0 SPU buffer size to 0x6800
Note that all following CHILD streams will automatically be changed also
LilyPad: A device(XInput Pad 0) has been attached with bound controls.
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 1 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 2 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 3 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 4 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 5 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 6 not allocated
ERROR: SOUND_CloseStreamBuffer
Buffer 7 not allocated
Unknown device 'host'
Known devices are  cdrom_stm:(CD-ROM_STM )  mc:(Memory Card)  cdrom:(CD-ROM )  rom:(ROM/Flash)  tty:(CONSOLE)
Suspending single plugin: GS
Saving GS
Closing GS
Recovering single plugin: GS
Opening GS
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
Loading GS
GSdx Lookup CRC:FB2F4502
LilyPad: Warning! No controls are bound to a currently attached device!
Please attach a controller that has been setup for use with LilyPad or go to the Plugin settings and setup new controls.
Closing plugins...
Closing DEV9
Closing FW
Closing USB
Closing CDVD
Closing SPU2
Closing PAD
Closing GS
Plugins closed successfully.
[color=#333333][size=small][font=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]
[/font][/size]

[/color]I hope I did the right way
As you can see I closed PCSX2 afterwards I hope that is okay
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#4
That 3500u may be better than the recommended.. but it may not be fully up to the task of some of the games. Passmark shows it having a 2k stp.. which should be pretty solid.. but my old 3770 with 2100 stp struggled with some games. That said, passmark doesnt seem to have great info for laptop processors.. for instance it says my 2500u is something like 1820 stp now, it used to say it was 1600 (last I checked it was when I got my laptop 8 months ago). So I cannot say for sure that the processor actually performs that well (just an example, stp ratings on passmark seem to fluctuate).

What are you seeing in passmark (performance test) for your stp?
amd tr 1950x                                                amd ryzen 5 2500u
asrock x399 taichi                                          amd vega 8 
XFX Radeon rx570                                         16gb ddr 4 2400 ram
32gb gskill ddr4-3200                                    256gb nvme ssd
Windows 10 Pro                                            480gb sata ssd
Custom loop water cooled                               HP envy x360
nzxt 340 case
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#5
(05-05-2020, 03:20 PM)scythefwd Wrote: That 3500u may be better than the recommended.. but it may not be fully up to the task of some of the games.  Passmark shows it having a 2k stp.. which should be pretty solid.. but my old 3770 with 2100 stp struggled with some games.  That said, passmark doesnt seem to have great info for laptop processors.. for instance it says my 2500u is something like 1820 stp now, it used to say it was 1600 (last I checked it was when I got my laptop 8 months ago).  So I cannot say for sure that the processor actually performs that well (just an example, stp ratings on passmark seem to fluctuate).

What are you seeing in passmark (performance test) for your stp?
I downloaded a software to test it just now 
CPU Single Threaded says 1063 MOps/sec
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#6
what do the ee% & gs% say when it's slow ?
what are your gsdx settings ?
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#7
I'm specifically looking for results from the performance test program published by passmark

https://www.passmark.com/products/perfor.../index.php
amd tr 1950x                                                amd ryzen 5 2500u
asrock x399 taichi                                          amd vega 8 
XFX Radeon rx570                                         16gb ddr 4 2400 ram
32gb gskill ddr4-3200                                    256gb nvme ssd
Windows 10 Pro                                            480gb sata ssd
Custom loop water cooled                               HP envy x360
nzxt 340 case
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#8
(05-05-2020, 03:49 PM)jesalvein Wrote: what do the ee% & gs% say when it's slow ?
what are your gsdx settings ?
In Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks ee is around 95% and gs is around 60 %
I use D11 or whatever it is called Hardware with a hack on aggressive.
Tested it without the hack, doesnt make much of a difference.
Time Splitter lags with around 65% ee and 10% gs
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#9
Quote:In Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks ee is around 95%
alright. your cpu is struggling. i guess your power plan must have a problem. Review it.
Quote:I use D11 or whatever it is called Hardware with a hack on aggressive.
er... it's not precise enough. please screenshot gsdx config and post it here.
Quote:Time Splitter lags with around 65% ee and 10% gs
this i don't get why. let's focus on MK SM for now. it may be a good for other games.
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
(05-05-2020, 04:01 PM)scythefwd Wrote: I'm specifically looking for results from the performance test program published by passmark

https://www.passmark.com/products/perfor.../index.php
Funnily enough I used exactly  this programm.
I don't know it is a score or whatever but single threaded gave me the number I mentioned before.
Or did you want another category?
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