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Two simple tips to dramatically increase frame rates.

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Both of these tips have increased frame rates under FSX/Vista quite dramatically.1. I followed the suggestion of one of the more experienced members of this Forum noting that he sets his Target Frame Rate at "Unlimited". I only wish I could remember his name so that I could thank him. 2. I followed the suggestion of my computer guru and installed the free 30 day trial of a defrag utility called "Diskeeper 2008."First it did a really thorough defrag. Then I was able set it to carry out a continuous defrag in the background. It's fascinating to check what it tidies up each day without me even knowing when or whether it's quietly beavering away. Now my computer has never been faster.It's link is http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.aspSince making these two changes I'm getting impressive frame rates and I'm chuffed that I have no need to spend time defragging every week or so.I hope my experience has been helpful.Cliff

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The unlimited framerates is a big, big help. I don't find things particuarly jerky and the occasional stutter is worth it for greater fluidity close to the ground. I actually find the machine loading sound files to cause most of my major hic ups. Colin in Portland

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>Both of these tips have increased frame rates under FSX/Vista>quite dramatically.>>1. I followed the suggestion of one of the more experienced>members of this Forum noting that he sets his Target Frame>Rate at "Unlimited". I only wish I could remember his name so>that I could thank him. >>2. I followed the suggestion of my computer guru and>installed the free 30 day trial of a defrag utility called>"Diskeeper 2008.">>I can concur with your suggestions. I set mine to unlimited, and went from 9fps to 15fps (KLAX) in 2d. This isn't needed for other add-ons, but it does make a difference for the 747x.I also excluded my FSX folder from being scanned by NOD32, and and regularly defrag. All of these things make a big difference.- John

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Okay Richard, follow this sequence:Options.....Settings.....Display. In the Display section select the Graphics tab.On the left, a little way down, you'll see the "Target Frame Rate" slider. Moving it to the extreme right results in the "Unlimited" setting that you want.If this explanation isn't clear enough come back and I'll try and help you.Cliff

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Hi Cliff:Just a question of curiosity. Will you buy that defrag software or just use it for 30 days? And if you buy it , which one do you recommend? I'm not sure if I should just keep using the Windows defrag software or buy the one you are talking about. (I'm not sure it will make much difference in the frame rate).Thanks, Kaue.

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Hi there Kaue.........1. I first tried this utility for three weeks at no cost. Then I bought it.2.It's called "Diskeeper 2008" You'll find the link in my first posting.3."Diskeeper 2008" is made by the same people who made the defrag uitlty included in Windows. However it's far superior to their Windows edition.4. I too was not sure whether my frame rate would improve. That's why I tried it before buying.Not only has it improved frmae rates but my computer is now considerably faster and gives less trouble.Regards........Cliff

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