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razorseal

wth is holding me back now?

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I wasn't sure if I should put this in the hardware or here, but I figured here because its not really a question about hardware, but more about what does FS want from me now!I just got a new computer, and here are the specseVGA 680i moboE4400 OC'd to 3.5 stableGeforce 8500GT 256mb1gb kingston hyperX ramaerocool zerodba 620W PSUI run at 1680X1050x32 all the time (only resoltuion this monitor supports actually lol)I took every slider to the right knowing it would no longer be an issue about the slow computer i had and guess what! aero EDDF and PSS 757 (most 2 FPS eating things in FS9 that I know of) and I was getting like 12-13FPS in VC!!!:( why! why!

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You say everything to the right - whatt about AF and AA. If you setAA to x16 and AF to high you are likely to run out of memory onthe graphics card - you have quite a high resolution.First check the graphics card as the limit...Turn off all AF and AA and see what fps you get in various flying. Iffps is not higher then CPU is limiting, if higher then you had theAA and AF too high - set to values that are x4/x8/.Check for CPU limiting...Next, you don't give your FSB speed - this might be the problem.Look at the CPU usage within the win-XP system tools. Are theyfully used, and it was not the graphics card limiting, and CPUare not running flat out it suggests you have...1) Weak component : low FSB , non-matched RAM with mobo2) Driver conflict on graphics card.Finally...Your graphics card is not limiting.Your CPU are flat out (ie limiting the fps)Then you have some addon that is killing the system. You willneed do ...Check if there are missing files/textures by running filmon,ie computer is spending time looking for bad addon material.Finally, finally...What happens with default aircraft with default scenery withdefault airport ? If still low fps, then you will have tocompromise.Tom

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Indeed, dont max out on FSAA and AF, they'll kill FPS.ALso, do not max on autogen etc, its heavy on CPU

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cpuzuz9.jpgThat is my current setup as far the CPU goes, I highly doubt the CPU is limiting anything... I just don't see it possible. The ram is also matched by eVGA, and is one of the 'reccomended' rams for this computer.I only had 2x AA on...anyways, I OCd my ram a bit, and also the GPU as well... lets see what happens

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let me also add that my benchmark on 3dmark 06 was ranked #1 for my CPU category... I just can't believe FS9 wants a better card! ####, its a 3 year old program! :(

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It doesn't need more card, FS9 will run happily on an old Radeon 9800 SE! FS9 feeds on CPU.

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I think having only 1GB of RAM is a limiting factor on that system. 2GB should open things up nicely. I'll bet if you monitor disk paging activity you're going to see why things aren't running super fast.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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>I think having only 1GB of RAM is a limiting factor on that>system.I believe that this is not true - provided that you don't have any memory leakage, if you CTRL-ALT DEL, you will see that FS2004 with WindowsXP never uses more than around 700 meg of RAM. Certainly, FSx needs more than 1 Gig of RAM - but FS2004 does not. Barry

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you know i ordered the wrong stick of ram, but now i'm too lazy to send it back and have the computer be down for a week? :(let me also add I got things running a bit smoother now. I'm not sure what happened, but they are much smoother. I also did OC the gfx card as well, so that might have helped

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