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I love the PMDG 747-400 and how much detail the team have put in the aircraft, though the only downside is the fps and it is a very big one =(I'm only getting average 9-10fps with my system(all settings to low). Other 3rd party products i'm getting average 30fps and FSX orginal aircrafts at ~50fpsMy system P4 3.2Ghz, 2GB ram, ATI X1950 512mbAnyways i just want to see what's the fps you guys are getting with your system.Also Is there any tips to boost the fps and make the game playable? I have a clean installtion of XP just for fsx so therefore i dont have any antivirus or any other software installed.thanks

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One thing we have found is to run FSX with unlimited FPS (no limit) when using the PMDG 747-400. We have found it can return significant gains on some systems.Turn down some of the more CPU intensive FSX effects, like autogen and traffic.There is never a magic pill, unfortunately. You can also consult the PMDG Ops page for a number of tweak suggestions: http://ops.precisionmanuals.com/wiki/PMDG_747-400X_FAQBest,Vin ScimonePMDGwww.precisionmanuals.comhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/priv/img/forum/sig_pmdg.jpg

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I have mine locked on 26fps and get 20-26 in 2D and 10-20 in VC. I take off in 2D and then swap to virtual for the rest of the flight. I have everything turned up to max including autogen. Have traffic turned right down though. Use ActiveSkyX for weather.E6700 C2D CPU with 2GB Mem, Nvidia 8800GTX, 2x320GB drives in RAID0 array running Vista Ultimate.Do find I can overclock the CPU at all though. As soon as I even try 5% Vista BSOD's and restarts. Not sure why as the board supports automatic overclocking and I cant even get 5% out of it.John Veldthuishttp://www.virtualpilots.org/signatures/vpa475.png

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I get 18-23 FPS which I think quite good in VC with high detailed mega airport sceneries with 747X using very high scenery settings. I am using Vista 64 bit and Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 3300 Mhz, 2GB ram and nVidia 8600GTS with 4x antialiasing.Matyas Majzik

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omgz im so jealous, well time for a new computer i guess... =(

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Hi all,I get arround 80 fps with my config.Intel E6600, xp sp2, FSX sp1, 2go mem Corsair @1066 mhz (8500), nvidia 7600GT 256mo.This fps is measured at LFRS/03, no clouds, no traffic.Mains parameters :1280*960*32Antialias : offdetailled clouds : maxsight distance : 60nmautogen : normaldecors : normalAutogenDescriptions.spb is replaced by AutogenDescriptions_Min.spbWater effect : 1.x (WATER_EFFECTS=3)Important :bloom effect : OFF (BLOOM_EFFECTS=0)All shadows (decors, acft) : OFFRegards, Pascal

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Heeeyyyy! 80fps with *no* clouds and *no* traffic? That's cheating ;-)Subin

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What screenshot facilty is that your using please?

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>Intel E6600, xp sp2, FSX sp1, 2go mem Corsair @1066 mhz>(8500), nvidia 7600GT 256mo.You're actually not gaining anything running your memory at 1066 by the way if that's a standard E6600... The E6600 says it's a 1066 bus, but it's really half that, and running 533 on your RAM is true 1:1. You're just making extra heat running 1066 as there's no real performance benefit from running a different memory divider other than 1:1.Learned all this getting my new Q6600 machine set up over the past week or so...

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Gestin,My comment was just tounge in cheek about getting 80fps without the two fps killers being processed by the system (traffic and clouds), which is what everyone wants to see while flying. They're both one of those "can't do without things".But in all seriousness, you're right in making measurements without the variables like traffic and clouds.Subin

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thanks for the replies guys, i'm getting ~40fps on the standard cockpit with clouds and traffic disabled :D, kinda hard to do a Visual landing with it but meh better than 10fps with VC

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With settins down low and flying a microsoft plane in VC I can get between 140 to 160 fps, same setting with PMDG 747 I can only get 30 With setting customised (on traffic and autogen low) I generally fly at 60 fps with MS planes, but with PMDG I'm knocked down to 20 fps. This is really disappointing,I much prefer high frame rates when flying planes, so much so I'm packing PMDG 747 away for future use.If anyone has any tips on getting PMDG to run faster please post.

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Why bother, 15FPS is all the human eye can handle.Higher FPS is just a waste of CPU power when it could be doing another task more efficiently.

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>>Intel E6600, xp sp2, FSX sp1, 2go mem Corsair @1066 mhz>>(8500), nvidia 7600GT 256mo.>>You're actually not gaining anything running your memory at>1066 by the way if that's a standard E6600... The E6600 says>it's a 1066 bus, but it's really half that, and running 533 on>your RAM is true 1:1. You're just making extra heat running>1066 as there's no real performance benefit from running a>different memory divider other than 1:1.>>Learned all this getting my new Q6600 machine set up over the>past week or so...:-eek !!We have a 1066 mhz FSB but it works only at 533mhz ?? :-hmmm Does it means that a 1066mhz mem is a useless at this time (no cpu+chipset can take advantage) ?Does it means that a 600mhz mem is enough with core 2 duo ?

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>Why bother, 15FPS is all the human eye can handle.>>Higher FPS is just a waste of CPU power when it could be doing>another task more efficiently.It's a myth, it's not clear how much fps is enough. And please don't compare movies fps with games fps since movies have intraframe motion blur.Jos

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Mine runs 15-20fps on average with a 3800 Dual Core AMD, 2 gig memory and a Geforce 7600GT. Most settings on high and running SP1 and SP2 (acceleration) with the 747 in FSX on Vista 32 bit. Graphics are crisp and clear, the sim is pretty fluid. This is ample to fly it and have lots of fun and views along the way.Reider

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Vin.............I thank you.I changed from my setting of 25 FPM to "Unlimited" and increased from about 9 to about 17 on the ground before take off. I learn something every day..............regards...........Cliff

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I'm curently investigate this subject.It appears that the FSB works at 266mhz and there is a trick that enable 4 signals for each clock cycle. 266 * 4 = 1066.I done some tests with memory set at 1066 and 566 mhz. There is a gain of 10 fps with 1066mhz. Perhaps may be due to ram timings. frequency is divided by 2 but not memory timing.So, that's becomes a overclock subject.@ Karl : at the upper left cornner ?

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FSP varies by what cities I'm in and what weather conditions have been generated, but on average with a high-end system, I'm getting ~30fps with a good amount of bells and whistles enabled.The big boost was when I switched from a Pentium D 945 to a Q6600.More so than upgrading from SLI7800's to SLI8800's.

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Dude, fighter pilots have been known up to detect 150 flashes of light per second.Cheers

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