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Guest Zevious Zoquis

Tip for AMD 64 FS9'rs...

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Just thought I'd post this for anyone who might not know about it. In getting FS and various other things re-installed and configured on my new system, I've come up against a few issues related to the new OS (Vista Home Premium) and the new hardware. One of the biggest was a performance problem in NR2003 ( a great Nascar racing sim) where the sim would get really choppy for a couple seconds at about 5 or 6 second intervals even though the fps were between 80 and 100 otherwise. I tried various suggestions I found to resolve the issue, but nothing worked till I came across a tip to disable the "Cool & Quiet" feature used on the AMD 64 cpus. Disabling this "feature" completely solved the problem, plus it reduced my general cpu occupancy at idle by about 5% overall. This might be old news, but maybe a few folks will benefit...(Al Gore fans might not like this though. :D )

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Thanks. Can you lead me to where this is found?I ended up reverting back to XP as I kept getting "Out of Memory" error messages when trying to load FS9. A little strange I thought, on a system with 4GB of RAM and a 512GB GeForce 8500GT. Chris

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The cool & quiet feature is enabled/disabled in the BIOS. Boot up, and hit F2 (iirc) to enter the bios setup menu. I hear alot of complaints about Vista but so far I'm finding it to be pretty enjoyable to deal with. I certainly don't think I've had much more trouble migrating to it than I did going from win98 to XP. Once you disable UAC and tweak things some it works just fine, and it's pretty attractive too. I haven't had any out of memory issues yet. You might want to try running FS9 in XP compatability mode...

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" I haven't had any out of memory issues yet. You might want to try running FS9 in XP compatability mode..."Hmmm....I hadn'thought of that one. Might give that a try, although I've get FS9 running SO beautifully, I hate the thought possibly messing something up. Where might I find the compatibility mode window?

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I always disable anything designed to save power, heat or noise in computers. Which is a shame, because I'd like to save power when not playing games. But after early experiences with poor implementations of this stuff I throughly distrust it. Linux also seems to be better about this but only with painstaking configuration and testing.Seems like when a computer thinks it's smarter than you ....

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too true. The fact of the matter is that when most of these features are developed, they don't have "hard-core" simheads in mind...

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