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meme_man64
Posted on 01-21-18 11:27 AM (rev. 4 of 01-23-18 05:52 PM) Link | #92911
so just as the title says, dolphin has massive frame rate drops on a laptop that has a lot of power. i have no clue to why it is doing it and i am getting pretty annoyed
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as you can see dolphin isn't using my laptop till his fullest potential and there are a lot of other things running at the same time wich is strange concidering i just deleted all programs from my pc (reset o factory settings and shit like that). frame drops happen pretty commonly and seem to happen at random.

Update: this occurs when playing other games as well like running citra or playing rivals of aether, my laptop seems to have enough memory and processing power to run it but the programs still have consistant frame drops

ram: 8 GB
operating system: 64 bit
processor: intel core i-7500U cpu and nvidea geforce
controller (if that was what you asked for): left joy con controller
dolphin version: 5.0.0
dolphin setup: 720p resolution (the same problem occurs on the lowest resolution) and every other setting to the fastest

i hope someone has an answer for this

thank you in advance

shibboleet
Posted on 01-21-18 12:39 PM Link | #92912
how are we supposed to help you if you don't even post your setup, controls, and specs? :p

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meme_man64
Posted on 01-21-18 12:56 PM Link | #92913
Posted by shibboleet
how are we supposed to help you if you don't even post your setup, controls, and specs? :p

o my bad

ram: 8 GB
processor: intel core i-7500U cpu and nvidea geforce
controller (if that was what you asked for): left joy con controller
dolphin setup: 720p resolution and every other setting to the fastest

iyenal
Posted on 01-27-18 03:12 PM Link | #92998
We are very advanced with Nvidea Geforce. You are sure it isn't a Nvidia Nforce or a ATI Rage 256 ? Please give us detailled infos.

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GalacticPirate
Posted on 01-28-18 06:10 AM Link | #93002
The CPU is utter shit, it is a U-tier i7. But please post your GPU.

meme_man64
Posted on 01-28-18 12:53 PM Link | #93007
Posted by iyenal
We are very advanced with Nvidea Geforce. You are sure it isn't a Nvidia Nforce or a ATI Rage 256 ? Please give us detailled infos.

Posted by GalacticPirate
The CPU is utter shit, it is a U-tier i7. But please post your GPU.


yes i have NVIDIA GeForce 940MX and intel(R) HD Graphics 620

NoThisIsStupider
Posted on 01-28-18 01:06 PM (rev. 2 of 01-28-18 01:07 PM) Link | #93009
That PC should be able to run Dolphin at playable speeds, I have an awful awful bulldozer laptop that can still run stuff like Melee at 60FPS (Melee is one of less demanding games overall actually). What games are you trying? Also, mind posting all your Dolphin settings? Screenshots would be ideal.

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GalacticPirate
Posted on 01-28-18 02:28 PM Link | #93010
This setup should play things like Melee and Brawl and maybe MKWii. Also don’t forget titles like Skyward Sword and Mario Galaxy are the hardest to emulate. Also, $1k isn’t much for a laptop if the target is gaming.

RealHeroicGamer
Posted on 01-28-18 04:15 PM Link | #93014
my computer is similar to yours, but just a little stronger (not by much). it can play mario kart wii at its lowest settings "decently", so don't expect your computer to do any better on the same settings. if it helps, here is a tip to make dolphin (or any program for that matter) run "faster":
turn off your computer, then turn it back on. as soon as you are able to, enter airplane mode (if you are using bluetooth controllers just turn off wifi) and immediately start up dolphin, nothing else. this way, the computer isn't doing much else in the background and it can focus more power onto dolphin.

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meme_man64
Posted on 01-29-18 03:36 PM (rev. 3 of 01-29-18 03:52 PM) Link | #93030
Posted by NoThisIsStupider
That PC should be able to run Dolphin at playable speeds, I have an awful awful bulldozer laptop that can still run stuff like Melee at 60FPS (Melee is one of less demanding games overall actually). What games are you trying? Also, mind posting all your Dolphin settings? Screenshots would be ideal.

i am trying to run kirby's return to dreamland and it was running fine a few months ago it ran fine even with multiplayer. after I resetted my computer (kept the files) everything ran like shit: Kirby, Oot 3d (citra) and Paladins (paladins works now for some reason)

it's in dutch so i hope you have enough information[image][image][image]

NoThisIsStupider
Posted on 02-02-18 06:57 PM Link | #93067
Alright then, try this: Download the latest nightly off https://dolphin-emu.org/download/ (as of writing this it's 6265, 6267 is android only), and use that instead. Change your Graphics Backend from Direct3D 11 to Vulkan, and enable Store EFB Copies to Texture only. Also make sure Dual Core is on, that should be in the other config window.

Upon rereading your post though, if Dolphin used to work and now it's slower, perhaps the problem is something else. You said it's a laptop, is it on high performance mode in the battery settings? Do you have your GPU drivers up to date? Make sure they're the latest version, usually that's a good thing, unless the latest version has issues, I don't use Nvidia at all so I'm not quite sure.

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Switch on 4.1.0, waiting for atmosphere release
PC with an i7-4790K, RX480, 16GB ram

Anthe
Posted on 02-03-18 04:51 AM Link | #93069
Set your Dolphin to English next time you're sharing screenshots. I'm speak Dutch fluently so I have no issue translating what you've shared, but others might not have this luxury.

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GalacticPirate
Posted on 02-03-18 07:08 AM Link | #93071
Citra running decently on your PC is an anomaly lol. Again, your CPU is utter crap so don't expect anything. Dolphin became silghtly more accurate over the years so it'll run slightly slower.

meme_man64
Posted on 02-03-18 05:41 PM (rev. 2 of 02-03-18 05:44 PM) Link | #93082
Posted by NoThisIsStupider
Alright then, try this: Download the latest nightly off https://dolphin-emu.org/download/ (as of writing this it's 6265, 6267 is android only), and use that instead. Change your Graphics Backend from Direct3D 11 to Vulkan, and enable Store EFB Copies to Texture only. Also make sure Dual Core is on, that should be in the other config window.

Upon rereading your post though, if Dolphin used to work and now it's slower, perhaps the problem is something else. You said it's a laptop, is it on high performance mode in the battery settings? Do you have your GPU drivers up to date? Make sure they're the latest version, usually that's a good thing, unless the latest version has issues, I don't use Nvidia at all so I'm not quite sure.

checked for updates and no updates are found, my computer is on high performance mode, dual core is on and turned on store to ebf copies only but i can't change Direct3D 11 to Vulkan (vulkan doesn't show up) so what's up with that

the strange thing that a notice is that my laptop has enough power to run the program but doesn't use that leftover power, i don't know if i need to change anything in my computer to change that cuz i think the problem lies by the laptop not allowing programs to use my laptop till it's fullest or something

but thank you for your advice i hope it helps

NoThisIsStupider
Posted on 02-05-18 07:05 PM Link | #93112
For Vulkan to show up, you need to install the latest nightly, as I said in my previous post. Download it, and extract to a folder somewhere, and run it. Or, just try DX12, it'll be buggy most likely but it might work.

But even that sounds off, if it used to work then the backend that used to work should still work. It's very likely that something wasn't reinstalled correctly, or there's something hogging resources. I couldn't tell you what without seeing it for myself though.

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o2DS on Latest firm w/ B9S (used mostly only for Smash)
Wii U 5.5.1 w\ DNS, Haxchi, & Softmodded vWii
Switch on 4.1.0, waiting for atmosphere release
PC with an i7-4790K, RX480, 16GB ram

meme_man64
Posted on 02-07-18 01:30 PM Link | #93137
Posted by NoThisIsStupider
For Vulkan to show up, you need to install the latest nightly, as I said in my previous post. Download it, and extract to a folder somewhere, and run it. Or, just try DX12, it'll be buggy most likely but it might work.

But even that sounds off, if it used to work then the backend that used to work should still work. It's very likely that something wasn't reinstalled correctly, or there's something hogging resources. I couldn't tell you what without seeing it for myself though.

i don't think i found what's wrong but i may found something, when i open task manager i see a lot of things running, even when i am running nothing it is using 33% of my memory even after completely resetting my computer (deleting all apps). also keep in mind that the game doesn't constantly lagg but that it happenes in spikes

StarPants
Posted on 02-07-18 02:33 PM (rev. 2 of 02-07-18 02:33 PM) Link | #93144
Kill them all! (the processes and services etc.) Oh wait maybe not all...

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salty
Posted on 02-07-18 04:47 PM Link | #93146
Maybe try uninstalling McAfee? Maybe it's thinking Dolphin is a threat or something.


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meme_man64
Posted on 02-08-18 12:35 PM Link | #93161
Posted by StarPants
Kill them all! (the processes and services etc.) Oh wait maybe not all...

yeah but it's alot (mostly servicehost)

Jamie
Posted on 05-13-18 03:58 PM (rev. 2 of 05-13-18 03:58 PM) Link | #94285
SVCHOST is probably Windows Update, turn that shit off when playing Dolphin and should be fine?

Oops, didn’t notice last post date


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