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How to use that "amd dual core hotfix"?

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i've read the faq for noobs for installing and running PCSX2 and give it a shot..

i have a game and all of the necessary emulators and plugins..

i tried to run it and it worked in a slow but manageable situation..

since that i'm using x2 core from AMD, the author of the faq said that "i have to use a dual core hotfix if im using a AMD Processor"

the author give the site.. but when i looked up in the site, i don't even have an idea on how to locate and install these dual core hotfix program..

i'm just giving it a shot and it worked so im quite interested in this one.. and i could manage to play the game even it's quite slowish..

maybe you guys here can help me about this "dual core hotfix".

tnx in advance!
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I think it is self-explanatory from the site :

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter) instruction. Applications that rely on RDTSC do not benefit from the logic in the operating system to properly account for the affect of power management mechanisms on the rate at which a processor core's Time Stamp Counter (TSC) is incremented. The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer helps to correct the resulting video performance effects or other incorrect timing effects that these applications may experience on dual-core processor systems, by periodically adjusting the core time-stamp-counters, so that they are synchronized.
It WILL NOT magically boost your FPS in PCSX2 to full, as your cpu is simply too weak for it.

as for speedhack, here's a quote taken from Official English PCSX2 configuration guide
The new version of PCSX2 comes with a few hacks which you can use to speed up your games. Be aware that all these hacks lower compatibility, cause bugs, crashes and all kinds of unexpected behaviour so use them with caution. Also note that these affect certain games only, so you might not get any speed up depending on the game.
more of it on the link above.
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