My psp works really good but when i try to play games or movies it starts to slow down and flicker
1. Set “UMD Mode” to M33
driver NO UMD
The PSP firmware version was 3.71 M33 but is also tested
with higher versions like 3.8 M33. These firmware versions should have
the UMD mode to M33 NO UMD.
To set the following you need to
go to the Configuration Page. To go there you need to:
i. Turn off your PSP
and hold the R button. While doing that slide and hold the power
button up. This would turn on your PSP. You should hold until the black
screen appears saying “M33 Recovery Menu Configuration”
the PSP just turns on to the normal menu, just repeat the two steps
2. Set “Use VshMenu” to Disabled.
It is also in the configuration page. Use the steps above
and you should be able to find it.
Now after these two steps, if you continue no further, your
PS would run faster – but only for the menu screen. The menu would be
fast and really responsive. However, try playing a game. You would
notice that loading is still slow and the gameplay is still played in
3. Set the CPU speed to
Now this is really important. The CPU may not really be
used when playing music or in the menu screen but its very important
when you play games.
There are two settings you need to adjust. Speed in XMB and
Speed in UMD/ISO. For us normal users we just need to set these two to
After this, your PSP should be running ok. However, I
recommend that you do another step which would also help the performance
of your PSP.
4. Free up memory from your Memory Stick.
You can do this using two methods. One, you could connect
your PSP to your PC using a USB cable. Two, you could remove your memory
stick and use a card reader. I prefer the second method but you may use
any of the two.
Method Two: Remove your memory
stick and use a card reader.
Freeing up memory is easy, if
you know what files to remove. As my friend is not really using her PSP
for music and videos, majority of her files are game files. What she
does is that she just puts games that she really plays. I recommend
doing the same for your PSP.
Game files are located at the folder named “ISO”. The game
files have a .CSO file name extension. You don’t need to delete them.
Just transfer them to your hard disk. That way, when you want to play
them again, you just have to transfer them back to your memory stick.
But if you have music and video files that take up much
space, I recommend that you look into those first. Normally you would
like to have at least 500MB of free disk space. You’d need the space for
your game saves.
My friends have done the steps above with ease and have
solved their slow PSP problems. Most of them, if not all, had to do all
four mentioned above. The first three usually solves the problem.
Mar 07, 2010 |
Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console