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Hi!

I recently installed 256 mb of 133mhz sdram, which brought the total of my system to 384mb (I originally had 128mb of ram). Ever since, Epsxe slows down rhytmitically from 60fps to about 30fps then goes up to 60fps again about each five seconds... This is quite unpleasant. Whatever the game or the config I use (even when using the same ones that I've been using when I had 128mb of ram), it does this roller coaster thing...

I even reinstalled Windows, thinking that may be the problem, but no chance...

I have to make clear that before I put the added ram Epsxe worked perfectly with the same games.

Is there something to do?

Is it really due to the ram upgrade?

My specs:
P-III 733
384 mb of Sdram
Geforce 256 with 32 mb(detonator v. 12.41)
Windows 98 SE in French
Soyo 7VCA Board

Help!!! :(
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Didn't work....

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions, but after I tried every possible combination of ram it didn't work any better...

I even reinstalled ePSXe, to no avail.

Now I think it may be a windows problem because I remember that just after having made a clean install (Windows + Audio/Video drivers + DirectX 8.0a) I tried ePSXe and it worked perfectly smoothly.
But then I continued to install programs (Office 2k, Easy CD 5, forceAspi 1.7, Etc...) and tried it back and it was doing the roller coaster effect...

Has anyone ever experienced this or something similar?
Could ONE application influence so much ePSXe's performance?


Help would be appreciated!

(for my specs, see the first post of the thread)

Thanks
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Thanks...

Thanks a lot for all the help...

I kind of resolved the problem. I got in msconfig.exe and disabled some programs that were loading at start-up (such as Office 2k start-up and Quicktime Tasks, What are those anyway??). It actually gave a lot of speed boost!!

I was first using Pete's OGL plugin but even with the boost it still jumped and skipped a little so I changed to Pete's Software. It really gives more performance, despite the visuals being less "clean"!!

So again Thanks!!
All your suggestions really helped!!!


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Done that...

Actually I already did this....
No difference though........

Thanks Anyway!!
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