ps3 lag ..

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by pwsincd, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. pwsincd
    OP

    pwsincd Garage Flower

    Member
    3,337
    1,733
    Dec 4, 2011
    Manchester UK
    got a preowned ps3 from cex , downloaded a few games from psn , all games play fine but lag like fuk on the opening cutscenes until the game begins . Disc games are fine .

    HDD issues ? common issue ? something i can tweak issue ? return to CEX and ask for a replacement issue ?
     
  2. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,636
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    maybe the hdd was replaced by a shitty low speed\old one from the previous owner?
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Member
    4,363
    542
    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Lag as in slow or lag in user input?

    For lag as in slow, check HDD. PS3 came with rather slow HDD, an upgrade is advised.

    For lag as in user input, check to see if you are using official controller. Also PS1 and PS2 game WILL lag in PS3 (even BC compatible early PS3 FAT). Only way to get rid of lag is to run at 480i, no widescreen and smoothing.
     
  4. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Member
    1,951
    448
    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    For input lag, also check your TV settings. Look for something called game mode and turn it on. Otherwise, turn off as many "features" as your TV will let you, as many of these cause lag. Especially don't run it at 120Hz or anything above 60Hz (or 600Hz on a plasma) as that feature adds a lot of lag.
     
  5. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,636
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    he mentions about disk games are "fine"
     
  6. pwsincd
    OP

    pwsincd Garage Flower

    Member
    3,337
    1,733
    Dec 4, 2011
    Manchester UK
    its a 250 gig edition of the slim the issue seems only with cutscenes . gameplay is fine . the tv switches automatically to the correct resolution for the game played . dunno if thats normal ..

    when i say lag , i mean itll play say 2 seconds of video pause for a couple of seconds , and so on ... on both games i have tried from psn ..

    is there ps3 settings i can alter to effect this.. or is a TV issue ... or would it be the HDD , if its the HDD is this normal . or should i be requesting a replacement HDD / Console ??
     
  7. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Member
    1,951
    448
    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    Stuttering video on downloaded games, that's most likely an HDD issue. You could try reformatting the HDD, but no guarantees that will work. Probably you'll have to put a faster drive in (also might want to put in a bigger one while you're at it). Keep in mind, either of those options will wipe out any of your saves so copy them to a USB drive if you can, and you'll have to redownload anything you bought from PSN.
     
  8. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,636
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    my guess is the hdd is slow... and can't keep with the cutscenes... or maybe is damaged\got bad sectores, you can either try to get a replacement console from cex, or get a new HDD for the console... or maybe CEX can replace it :/

    you can also try to reformat it, like the user above me said
     
  9. pwsincd
    OP

    pwsincd Garage Flower

    Member
    3,337
    1,733
    Dec 4, 2011
    Manchester UK
    i do beleive that cex are fairly thorough with their systems prior to resale . so i would assume they had restored the system/ formatted prior to sale .. is that likely to be true ?