PCSX2 Best Settings No Lag Problem on Windows 10

PCSX2 1.4.0 best settings 2024 for low-end PC. Fix lag PCSX2 and run fast on Windows 10!

There are various ways you can play old-school PS2 games on different platforms. One of the most popular is using the PCSX2 emulator for Windows (PC). Besides Windows, you're also able to run PS2 games with PCSX2 on other platforms such as Linux and Mac.

There are many motives why people use these emulators, but the most common reason is that the original platforms of the games are no longer in production, and individuals may not have the funds to purchase a newer console due to the relatively high prices.

However, individuals with lower PC specs may feel discouraged from playing PS2 games using PCSX2, as it can lead to lag that interferes with gameplay.

In such cases, optimizing PCSX2 settings becomes crucial to solve this lag issue.

How to Settings PCSX2 Without Lag on Windows 10

The PCSX2 version that I use for this setting is PCSX2 1.4.0. The display may be a bit different for PCSX2 1.6.0 and the latest version. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the PCSX2 software on your computer or laptop.

Step 2: Select Config, then Video (GS), and click the Plugin Settings.

Set it like the below image:

Video (GS) PCSX2 best settings

For the adapter, choose the latest VGA you use on your computer. If there is no Direct3D11 and DirectX11 (Hardware), you can select Direct3D10 or Direct3D9 for the last renderer option.

Step 3: Select Config, and then Audio (SPU2). Set like the picture below.

Audio PCSX2 best settings

Important note! If you don't want to lose the sound, DO NOT change the Output settings, module: 1-XAudio 2.

Step 4: Back to the configuration again, but this time select the Emulation settings.

Step 5: You can use the default options for EE/IOP and VUs because most game performances are fine.

Step 6: Select GS. Follow the settings as in the screenshot below.

GS PCSX2 best settings

Step 7: Select GS Windows, it's optional if you want to set it like the below picture.

PCSX2 Fullscreen

You can change the aspect ratio to Widescreen (16:9) or fit Window to make the emulator fullscreen. Choose the one that gives you the best experience.

Step 8: Select Speedh*cks, and set it like the screenshot below.

PCSX2 full speed 60 FPS

Most of the PS2 games that I play on PC using these settings run smoothly. But keep in mind that not all of them will have the same performances, so you need to change the settings to be suitable for your PC specs.

That's how to set up PCSX2 without lag on Windows 10. I hope you can enjoy the weekend with your favorite old-school PS2 games on your computer.

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