View Full Version : Slowdown problems
July 24th, 2008, 19:42
I don't know what it is, but whenever I try to load a game on my PSX, cdrom or iso, it starts slowing down after a while, along with my whole computer. I don't know what to do.
July 24th, 2008, 19:58
Your CPU ?
July 24th, 2008, 20:08
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 both at 1.73 GHz
July 24th, 2008, 21:30
The problem most likely lies in the fact that ePSXe is not detected as resource demanding application (which it certainly is)
and your CPU, because of the power saving options downclocks to around 800 Mhz.
So disable any power saving options that you have turned on.
July 24th, 2008, 21:59
Well, I changed the battery setting to high performance, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything
July 24th, 2008, 22:02
Are you using VISTA ?
Try setting ePSXe affinity to one CPU (means it uses one CPU).
July 24th, 2008, 22:08
Yeah,I'm using vista, but I'm unsure of how to set it to one processor.
July 24th, 2008, 22:28
in the task manager look for the epsxe.exe in the "processes" tab, right click it and go to "set affinity".
July 25th, 2008, 01:35
it's still doing the same thing
July 25th, 2008, 04:24
do you have anything like vsync, AA or AF being forced onto applications via your video cards control panel? and make sure you have any power saving settings in your video cards control panel disabled or set to performance mode as well. btw post your video plugin config, game fixes menu included.
July 25th, 2008, 04:38
Plugin: Pete's D3D Driver 1.1.77
Author: Pete Bernert
GFX card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
- 800x600 Fullscreen - [32 Bit]
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 0 MBytes
- FPS limit: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: 60.0
- Offscreen drawing: 3
- Framebuffer texture: 1
- Framebuffer access: 0
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: software
- Scanlines: off 
- Unfiltered FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: off 
and I don't know how to copy the game fixes, but I have the first one turned on
and there's the soft renderer...
Plugin: P.E.Op.S. Soft Driver 1.1.18
Author: Pete Bernert and the P.E.Op.S. team
- 640x480 Window mode
Stretch mode: 0
Dither mode: 0
- FPS limit: off
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto
- Scanlines: disabled
- Game fixes: off 
July 25th, 2008, 04:44
what version of epsxe are you using, 1.7.0? if you are disable the plugin's FPS limiter and use the emulators internal limiter by toggling it on/off with the F4 key instead. btw what game(s) are you trying to play?
July 25th, 2008, 05:00
I'm still getting slowdown during battles. Do window options affect it?
July 25th, 2008, 05:08
window as in the windows O/S settings?
July 25th, 2008, 05:09
Video config under resolution and colors
July 25th, 2008, 05:18
no fullscreen mode runs better than window mode. btw i dont know if you missed it earlier but do you have anything like vsync, AA or AF being forced onto applications via your video cards control panel? and i forgot to mention this, if you are using epsxe 1.7.0 you dont need to have the affinity set to 1 core, this was a bug in earlier versions but was corrected in the release of 1.7.0.
July 25th, 2008, 05:24
No, none of those are being forced from my video card as far as I know
July 25th, 2008, 05:31
what kind of background apps. do you usually have running? are you using that flashy aero interface in vista? also in the video config set advanced blending to hardware and enter the VRAM amount of your card manually.
edit- btw you need to tick the box to the left of the button that opens up the game fixes menu, otherwise nothing you enable in it will work.
July 25th, 2008, 05:36
I don't know what interface I'm using, but I am using Vista, so maybe. I just set it to hardware, so I'm going to try that.
There's still quite some slowdown during battles, dependent on how many enemies are on the screen.
There's still quite some slowdown during battles. Could it be the vista interface?
July 25th, 2008, 08:06
Try this :
July 25th, 2008, 14:54
changing the Vista battery settings will not effect intel speedstep, this must be disabled in the bios
July 25th, 2008, 18:40
How do you do that?
July 25th, 2008, 20:12
access to the BIOS depends on the motherboard you have, read over this (http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm). i also suggest you read your motherboards manual for specifics because some are quite different from one another. you might be able to access the BIOS while in windows as well and your manual would probably be able to tell you if you can do that or not.
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