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Sudden loss of FPS

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OK I'm in need of some ideas here. Last week or so my FS9 was running as smooth as silk, between 27-29 FPS, locked to 30 FPS.Since I've been busy I haven't done any flying til now and my sim is now only running @ 2-18 FPS, but mostly less than 10 FPS.The only recent changes to my computer was in adding a new DVD burner and a new software program. My FS9 resides on the D: drive and everthing else is on the C: drive.Any ideas as to why the sudden change in the FPS of my FS9?Thanks for any ideas.Jim D.

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Have you tried disconnecting that DVD burner to see if that is making the difference? I know I saw a small drop in performance when I went from two hard drives -> three but it wasn't more than say 1%...Also, have you tried the usual tricks of checkdisk / defrag / video drivers update etc in case your new software install has mucked about with some FS / graphics related files? GeoffPS: Something else just came to mind (but I can't see how it would drop your performance so badly): Did your new software install a lot of new background processes?

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Thanks for the suggestions. I did a defrag with no big results. So I did a system restore to a point two weeks ago and BINGO, back to my FPS @ 28-29. Missing a couple of textures now but I can correct that. Also I'll need to see what other changes are affected that I haven't discovered yet.Jim

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Look at the burning software. Sometimes that stuff is bloated and take up way more resources than are necessary.

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That may have been the cause. Since the restore, that software is not now installed and all is OK. I'll keep that in mind when I reload the software.Jim

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