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by TonyTran
Wed 09 Feb, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

I could have gone with the 486 in place of the Pentium to attempt to reduce the load on the host CPU, but the BIOS of each 486 motherboard emulated by PCEM didn't show/detect the CD drive.
by TonyTran
Sat 05 Feb, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

I can't find the option to disable SMT in the BIOS of my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop.
by TonyTran
Fri 04 Feb, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

Maybe Windows 98 more demanding than Windows 95. I might consider turning off SMT, but does Windows 11 require SMT?
by TonyTran
Fri 04 Feb, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

Navigate to the Video section of the PCem's menu which is right below its status bar. Here you will see an entry called Render driver. Try different render drivers to see which one works best for you. Another thing to try: in your Windows Task Manager navigate to the Details tab. Look for the pcem ...
by TonyTran
Thu 03 Feb, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

Would a different motherboard (for emulated systems) impact performance as well?
by TonyTran
Mon 31 Jan, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

So do I have to turn SMT off when using PCEM?
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

You mean when SMT is on, it negatively affects performance?
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

My number of logical processors are twice the number of cores. How can I find the render driver that I'm using?
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

While emulating both CPUs, the percentage is mostly in the range of 70%-100% and it rarely got higher than 100%. While running the game, the percentage dropped below 70%.
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

Make sure that you are not running any applications that take too much CPU resources. As suggested before, the power plan settings shall be set to maximum performance mode and let the laptop be plugged in the whole time when using PCem. The only power plan I can find on my laptop is Balanced, so I ...
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

unreal9010 wrote: Sun 30 Jan, 2022 6:13 pm Windows 10, i7 6700 @ stock speed. Note that my CPU has lower PassMark ST rating than yours.
Try, for example, any of the first five Need for Speed games to see if it makes any difference.
I meant what OS for your emulated machine.
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

So how do I reduce the load on my CPU? What OS did you try the games on?
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

I'm using v17. Windows 98 and the games I run on it (including Putt Putt Joins the Parade and Magic School Bus Explores the Rainforest) gave me problems.
by TonyTran
Sun 30 Jan, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

unreal9010 wrote: Mon 24 Jan, 2022 8:10 am Your CPU has a PassMark Single Thread Rating of 2631. I wouldn't go above Pentium 200 in your case.
I did use CPUs lower than Pentium 200 from Pentium 75 to Pentium 166 but they have similar results (awkward video speed and audio glitches).
by TonyTran
Sun 23 Jan, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

So are you suggesting that I have to use a CPU with slower speed for my emulated machine?
by TonyTran
Sat 22 Jan, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

On my Acer laptop with i5-10210U processor I was able to squeeze out more performance from PCem by switching the Windows power plan settings from "Balanced" to "Ultimate performance". Make sure that your laptop is plugged in the whole time when you use PCem. Did Ultimate perform...
by TonyTran
Wed 19 Jan, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

CryptidWorks wrote: Wed 19 Jan, 2022 2:32 am
TonyTran wrote: Tue 18 Jan, 2022 10:57 pm My CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics @ 1.80 GHz. I have a RAM of 16.0 GB and my OS is Windows 11. I have a laptop.
It sounds like you're thermal throttling because that chip should be capable of up to 4.3Ghz
How can I fix that?
by TonyTran
Tue 18 Jan, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

My CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics @ 1.80 GHz. I have a RAM of 16.0 GB and my OS is Windows 11. I have a laptop.
by TonyTran
Tue 18 Jan, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Re: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

CryptidWorks wrote: Tue 18 Jan, 2022 3:41 am What are your PC specs and what CPUs have you tried to emulate?
I used most Pentium CPUs and some AMD CPUs. What do you mean by "your PC specs"?
by TonyTran
Tue 18 Jan, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed
Replies: 55
Views: 5474

Audio Glitches and Awkward Video Speed

I have Windows 98 installed at the emulated machine. The motherboard that I'm using is Shuttle HOT-557. I'm also using Sound Blaster 16 and Phoenix S3 Trio64. Every time I try to play a game on the emulated machine, the audio glitches and skips. The video plays at an awkward speed level because of t...
by TonyTran
Sun 16 Jan, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing from PCEM
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Printing from PCEM

That means I can't make pdfs from files on the emulated machine either, especially the ones printed from games.
by TonyTran
Sun 16 Jan, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MichaelJManley taking over as PCem maintainer
Replies: 57
Views: 15694

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MichaelJManley taking over as PCem maintainer

I'd like to have PCEM print from an emulated machine directly to a host printer. I saw that some PC games and applications can print files via printers.
by TonyTran
Sat 15 Jan, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing from PCEM
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Printing from PCEM

I wanted to print a file from the emulated machine on PCEM v17, but I don't know what printer PCEM emulates, and I can't find any printer options for printing to a real printer. Can PCEM emulate printers?