First post, by Narktor
CPU Ryzen 7 5800X
RAM DDR4 3600Mhz (XMP1 Profile in Bios)
Mobo Gigabyte X570S AORUS MASTER
GPU Asus RTX 3080
OS Windows 10 Professional
Few weeks ago I setup my PCem V17 with a 233Mhz Pentium II machine. Everything worked just fine, installed games like Silver, Thief, Desperados. Everything was fine.
Then 2 days ago I start the emulator and all of a sudden the emulation speeds go south. Had to trim it back to 150Mhz to get usable results.
On Reddit someone said he uses Ryzen 9 5950X and can go up to 333Mhz without issues.
On my i7 system I can also flawlessly emulate a pentium II with 300Mhz.
But my main system is this one and it just doesnt work anymore Oo
I dont understand why, the CPU should be powerful enough shouldnt it? The i7 is even "worse" in single core tasks and PCem utilizes just one core. Still, the i7 System works perfectly fine while my AMD Zen2 system over here all of a sudden goes bonkers.
Am I missing something?
I read that when using powerful CPUs in emulation and you have low CPU usage tasks the emulation speed goes down.
So only use CPUs just fine with the workload ahead.
On my i7 System, this doesnt hold true, in idle or "low requirements" games it still works pretty fine.
On my Ryzen 7 System over here though, when going into the game, the performance worsens a lot if im on one of the "top end" CPUs at 233mhz+.
I also dont understand how this came so suddenly. Could it be tied to a windows update?
Do I need to do something in my BIOS? I actually activated CPU virtualization already in BIOS/UEFI but it didnt have any effect.
im really desperate about this problem ^^ I want to play these old games but I cant figure how to deal with this, and its not easy these days to find a place to turn to, especially since the official forums have been taken down by Sarah Parker herself xD
Can someone help me?
Btw. If I try to run PCem on my i7 system and use remoteDesktop from my main machine to use it remotely, everything works fine so far except that inside PCem, the mouse teleports/glitches around.
I read somewhere that in virtualization, activating or intensifying hardware acceleration might help with this problem, but PCem doesnt natively support such options as far as I can see and I dont know any workarounds which could help here ^^ If someone has an idea though, Id be happy if youd share it <3 😀