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I have tested the same game on 2 pc's GRAN TURISMO 3 and sometimes Gran turismo 4

First PC

  • Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66 overclocked at 3.1 GHz (safe) it has 3mb of L2
  • Radeon hd 4650 Pretty ok graphics card for the 4xxx series (512 MB)
  • P31-ES3G gigabyte
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • 2Gb of DDR2 memory 667 MHz

On this PC i get about 17 Frames in game while racing and 60 on menus and 30 when 3D cars rotate in selection. I see some improvement after the Overclock

Second pc (this one has ton of ram and video memory but no processor power)

  • Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 overclocked at 3.0 GHz (Thats 1.5GHz per core) (Safe) It has 2mb of l2
  • Redeon hd 6570 2Gb of ddr3 memory
  • 945GCM-S2L gigabyte
  • 4Gb of DDR2 memory at 667 MHz
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

On this PC i get about 12 Frames in game racing 60 on some menus (not all) and when 3D cars rotate <20 Frames. Also i see some improvement after the Overclock.

First PC is pretty solid machine why cant it handle PS2 games? Gran Turismo 3 is not the only game i have tested on both machines but it has solid 3D graphics so i use it as a benchmark and i really wanna play this game.

Is the emulator only Processor hungry or?

I know that the PS2 doesnt have a lot of ram and a lot of processor power why cant i handle it? Can some1 please give me a detailed answer what kind of specs do i need and yes i have all the setting set fine in PCSX2 (everything but 3D is a problem)

Thanks for for taking your time reading this and leave a comment if you have any questions.

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PCSX2 is extremely difficult to get working well. Almost every game requires different settings, and every machine will require different settings. It took me hours to get a game stable, and then it still wasn't working well. We can't really answer this question, it all depends on a hundre factors –  Simon Sheehan Aug 13 '12 at 3:18
The other issue is that an emulator takes around 10x more power than the original system did, and it's not optimized in the same way. PCSX2 is a long work in progress with maybe only 60 games fully stable, out of thousands of titles –  Simon Sheehan Aug 13 '12 at 3:19
@SimonSheehan Thanks, didnt know that.. Ill try different settings –  FiKo Aug 13 '12 at 3:20
You'll want to do a lot of research, and visit the PCSX2 forums. They have a LOT of detailed information there and guides –  Simon Sheehan Aug 13 '12 at 3:23
Don't worry, my quad core struggles even. Also it's 3GHz per core - its not divided into two ;) –  Simon Sheehan Aug 13 '12 at 4:54