Game running at 1-5 fps

My games run extremely poorly even with optimized settings for high performance (disabling hardware shaders and etc). Usually the FPS is always at 1 and the highest I was able to go was 5fps during a cutscene. Then it just goes back to the usual powerpoint presentation speed. I’ve tried everything from increasing and decreasing the Emu speed % and even the cpu clock, to disabling every graphic settings to increase performance but nothing has worked.

Its pretty evident that the problem is because of how low spec and outdated my potato laptop and drivers are, but I just wanted to know if there was a way to increase the FPS without having to buy a new driver? I just need to boost enough FPS for it to be playable (I’m content with even 10-25fps).
I’d appreciate any advice and tips.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • OS Build: 18363.418
  • CPU: Inten(R) Core™2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800m GS
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1994
  • Game: Rune Factory 4
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (76.5 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1994  HEAD-2792083
Operating System                             Windows 10 Version 1909
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8600  @ 2.40GHz
Graphics API                                 Unknown (?)
Graphics Renderer                            ?
GPU Driver Version                           ?
CPU JIT                                      [x]
Hardware Shader                              [ ]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication     [ ]
Shader JIT                                   [ ]
System Region                                -1
Shader Disk Cache                            [ ]

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.
  • Please enable the Vsync option if you are experiencing screen tearing.
  • The CPU Clock percentage is not 100%. You may experience unexpected game speed.

Your hardware is well below minimum spec. The latest Citra builds require OpenGL 4.3 or Vulkan 1.1. Your Tesla GPU supports neither of those API requirements. As such, I would recommend sticking to the last Citra OpenGL 3.3 build (and reset your settings afterwards, then disable Accurate Multiplication only) instead: Citra Legacy Builds - Citra