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Hi all, I know that this forum has covered the issue of stuttering a whole lot, but my problem is baffling me beyond what I have heard in here yet. I have a brand new system:Dell XPS 710 H2CIntel Core2 Extreme QX6800 3.46 GHz3 GB DDR2 RamDual 768 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX (SLI)2X 260 GB WD HD51

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Brian, I would definitly do what Chase recommends and check that the usual tweaks are applied. Also, did you already update FS9 with the 9.01 update? Whats your multi bandwidth number at? I use a value of 120. 400 as a tweaked number over the default of 40 can cause stutters in some systems. I am completely blown away that you would have stuttering issues with your rig with FS9. I wish I had the rig you have. Something is a huge miss for sure. I would be very interested in finding out your solution, as I've been eyeing up a 6700 cpu.

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Here is my cfg. I dont know if you want it exactly or not, but you could try it out and go from there.I probably have all kinds of tweaks in there. I did a fresh install of FS when I installed my new 320GB HD a few weeks ago, so everything is pretty fresh. As always, just back up your original just incase you dont like my settings and tweaks or something goes wrong, all though nothing should, especially since its only a txt file. Hope this helps or atleast gives you something to work with.

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Wow I am surprised you get stutters! I also have a DELL XPS 710 but with the E6600 CPU and just one 8800GTX and I don't get stutters at all. Am getting around 80 FPS in FS2004 with every setting maxed out. Perhaps you should try running FS2004 with just one 8800GTX. Is it possible to deactivate the SLI mode in Ntune?

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Chase, If your system is working good, leave it alone, but I happened to look at your cfg and see that you have three seperate display listings of your video card. You must have made some changes over time and never rebuit your cfg file. There are some users out there that have had performance issues due to this. But again, if you are working good, I would just leave it. I just didn't know if you were aware of this or not.

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Brian,aw, I know how you feel... I had a similar situation like you. A brand new system (top of the line at the time) and it stuttered, stuttered and stuttered. I did everything I could think of, replaced RAM, graphics card, disks and even the motherboard. The only thing I didn't replace were the PSU and the processor itself. It kept on stuttering. Re-installed FS, went RAID 0, re-installed FS, bought new sound card, re-installed FS, applied all the FS tweaks, Win XP tweaks, even had two long sessions with Michael who helped many simmers... all to no avail. Then I built a new system (Thanks Paul! :) )and all is smooth like butter. Sometimes, there's a combination of hardware (obviously) that won't work well together no matter what. Judging by my experience, maybe the thing to try is to change the PSU? If it doesn't provide enough juice or if it isn't stable enough, that could cause stutters. If that doesn't help, then I'll say what you won't like one bit: get rid of your computer as fast as possible! Best of luck to you!Regards,Jure

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I found out 2 years ago when it first came out , 2 video cards in a SLI mode does NOT help Fs2004. Neither did the 64 bit part of the system help either. I might try to use the 2nd video card in some type on multi-monitor use. jerrycwo4

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His PSU is not the issue. The Dell XPS 710 H2C comes with a 1KW Power Supply! I think it will be the SLI creating problem.

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Greetings all, I sure appreciate everyone trying to help me out here. I went ahead and tried some different hardware configurations, such as using just one card, and trying my old X1300. I also used the fs9.cfg info listed above, but nothing seems to make my stutters go away. I'm wondering if it is possible that I have some file in my FS9 directory that shouldn't be, maybe a module or something? I don't know what to say, but my old Presario 2.2 was running FS9 a whole lot better than my new rig, which I assume is a pretty good machine from what I've heard. Anyway, I appreciate all the suggestions coming in.

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First, bring up task manager and see if some process is showing CPU usage in synch with the stutters...that may give you an idea of where the problem is.You should also run FileMon and see if your system is doing a lot of read requests for files that it can't find.Your dual 8800GTX SLI setup is eating a large amount of your available 4GB of memory address space...1.5GB in fact just for the memory-mapped VRAM, so something between 0.5 and 1 gig of your 3GB total RAM is left unuseable by Windows and applications. Unless you are running some apps that clearly take advantage of SLI, you're shooting yourself in the foot with that config.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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I'm shooting myself in the foot alright. I actually did that just about the time that I "forgot" to tell my soon to be ex-wife that I was buying it. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try after work.

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Chase, sorry for not replying sooner. Things are crazy at the moment. The best way, at least how I prefer is to copy your FS9cfg file and paste in another folder on your rig. Then delete the original. Then start FS9, it will build a new cfg. I usually then set my resolution size, and general settings. Exit FS9. Now open the cfg you pasted elsewhere and copy the joystick settings and paste into the bottom of the new cfg file that FS9 rebuilt. (Tip: Rename the pasted cfg to FS9old or FS9.BAK or something, so when you have the two cfgs open at the same time with notepad, you won't get confused.) This way you don't have to re-program all of your button settings. You may have some things that have to be changed, but it does save some time. Also, you will have to manually make changes to the new cfg for any tweaks EX: multi bandwidth, pan speed, brakes on screen msgs etc.... I hope this helps. Brian, it's funny you mention better performance with your older rig. I find that my regular single core AMD2800xp ran better than what I have now. The supplier I purchased it from thinks I'm nuts. I tend to differ. I always refer them to this forum just to prove it's not just me. Go figure. Makes you want to throw the box out the window..doesn't it? Your not alone my friend.

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I've been noticing that since the day I bought my new rig Jeff. FSX is notably better, but FS9 was so smooth and nearly perfect on my old machine. I don't know enough about computers to explain this, but the stutters speak for themselves.

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Makes you want to throw the box out the window..doesn't it?Wait a #### minute here... If you throw any system out of a window, especially with your hardware specs, make sure its thrown to where I'll be the first one there. I'd be putting it all in a garbage bag and running home with it. :)Throw it out of a one-story window if anything. :9

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Don't worry about having to wait outside of my window Chase, this rig isn't going anywhere. Aside from FS9, I'm swimming through every program I run, but I'm just so addicted to FS9 that I have had to revert to using my old rig until I can find a solution for my stutters. I think I'm going to try a re-install tonight and see what happens. Maybe I've added something that isn't making FS9 happy right now.

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I Have exactly the same problem on my new system and it is driving me mad. I thought it was a problem with the computer so I went to the shop and they gave me a new computer, but the stuttering is still there (I have very high FPS, but a lot of stuttering)I have Vista and thought that was the problem but now I wonder. run vista premium 32 bit and have updated the graficcard etc.Specifications: CPU:Intel

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I have same problem with same new system in sp2, 50 60 fps but many stutters.E66002048 ddr28800 gts asus p5w dh deluxe.

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Have you updated your mobo and vid card drivers? What kind of video card do you have? Maybe OC it a little. My X850XT Pro runs stock at 520/540, I used to bump it up to 540/580. I noticed a nice increase with that. I gave the omega drivers a rest and went back to the latests ATI drivers, used overdrive's automatic OC (ATi's oc utility) and it set my card at 560/625. So, now im back to the omega drivers, but everytime I start FS, I speed the card up to 545/610 or 615. For me, it makes the difference of flying in a cloudy enviroment with frames jumping around 18 or so to frames staying around 27-31. I dunno Brian, just a thought. Maybe it'll help. :-roll

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I've noticed something you guys all have in common...... Your processors. Maybe it's something with Intell. Brian, you came from an AMD and didnt have this issue, right?

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I dont have any FPS-problem. but stutters. I can take of in New York on a cloudy day (several cloud layers) and have FPS around 40-50 (all settings at very high) but I have a lot of stutters. But these stutters are there no matter how dense the scenery and clouds are.

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If you ask me, and Im not the smartest person when it comes to this, but I think it could be something with the processor. If your images are displaying correctly, great... Sounds as if the processor is having and issue loading what's next. Maybe im wrong...

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