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Can't get my frame rates up in FSX! HELP

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Hi,I know this issue is discussed a lot on the different forums, and i have tried everything on these discussions, different settings, tweaking my FSX.cfg file etc but still no fps higher than aprox 10 till 15 fps. What am i missing. Maybe my system is not good enough or i'm just missing the ultimate tweak.Can someone give me some tips to get a better Frame rate?My system specs are:Intel dual core CPU 6600 2.40 Ghz2x 1GB SDRAM 533MhzGeforce 8800 GTS video card320GB SATA Hard driveMS XPMy settings in FSx.cfg are: (just mention them, but don't know if it has any added value)[sOUND]AmbientUIMusicVolume=-6.000000SOUND=1SOUND_QUALITY=2SOUND_LOD=0UISound=1AmbientUI=1[Display]ChangeTime=4.000000TransitionTime=4.000000ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128InfoBrakesEnable=TrueInfoParkingBrakesEnable=TrueInfoPauseEnable=TrueInfoSlewEnable=TrueInfoStallEnable=TrueInfoOverspeedEnable=TrueBLOOM_EFFECTS=0SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=51WideViewAspect=False[Main]User Objects=Airplane, HelicopterSimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\AirplanesSimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\RotorcraftSimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehiclesSimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\BoatsSimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\AnimalsSimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\MiscHideMenuNormal=0HideMenuFullscreen=1Maximized=1Location=124,102,1156,876,\\.\DISPLAY1ProcSpeed=6686PerfBucket=5FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33[PANELS]IMAGE_QUALITY=1DEFAULT_VIEW=0QUICKTIPS=0PANEL_OPACITY=100PANEL_MASKING=1PANEL_STRETCHING=1UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0[Weather]WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1MinGustTime=10MaxGustTime=500MinGustRampSpeed=1MaxGustRampSpeed=200MinVarTime=5MaxVarTime=50MinVarRampSpeed=10MaxVarRampSpeed=75TurbulenceScale=1.000000WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.comWeatherServerPort=80WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1DynamicWeather=2DownloadWindsAloft=0DisableTurbulence=0CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6DETAILED_CLOUDS=1CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=6THERMAL_VISUALS=1[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce 8800 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Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\737-400.DLL.kiboarkznzeoalllrwincrlrelqzqlhhwzakzhth=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.dll.zkhcozwekaktnirlborqtaonttqwcctkeuwwauio=1J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Bendix_King_Radio.DLL.wllohnbzuihzbhiezucarqwakezateruuzliroet=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Cessna172.DLL.quwcwlhloitcnczqrweqnktlkhkbhneqceuqokok=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Cessna.DLL.lublcthkhllzcontoelkitneozonrhziaztouuww=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Cessna182s.DLL.hhhhtcqbbceuenzuizzqrwhwnazlhotrwnawwbuz=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\CessnaWAlpha.DLL.buqhqelerwkhoehrccharnntnkonukwkieooiwow=2J:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Bell_206B.DLL.baquhwubnuhbhaeneucbeqniarctwrhlkirwbnoo=2[MULTIPLAYER]condAccoutPassword=0Thanks a lot for your help, hopefully something can be done to help because i'm a non-export in hardware :-)Arnoul

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Hi,I know this issue is discussed a lot on the different forums, and i have tried everything on these discussions, different settings, tweaking my FSX.cfg file etc but still no fps higher than aprox 10 till 15 fps. What am i missing. Maybe my system is not good enough or i'm just missing the ultimate tweak.Thanks a lot for your help, hopefully something can be done to help because i'm a non-export in hardware :-)Arnoul
Your system should be able to run FSX just fine.Two immediate things... you are flying with high traffic and water settings.As a starting point, turn off all traffic and set water to 1X low and see what frame rates you get.Secondly, I have the same CPU, albeit a quad, but with PC800 memory. Not sure if your memory specs will prevent you fromincreasing the speed (overclocking) your CPU... but if you can get your CPU from it's standard 2.4GHz to 3.0 or 3.2 GHz,you will notice a big performance boost. This should be possible without any hardware modifications.ps. Why fly with 16 bit color... vs 32?

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Just tried these settings and fps shoots up to around 31fps. I like the realism so adjusted the traffic density a little bit and still getting 20+ fps.Thanks for the boost up, but still wondering about those stories reaching 60 / 70 fps :( Overclocking is completly new for me.Can you give me some advice how to do that. Maybe a good reference site with a good manual?? I often heard that there is a high risk in overclocking your CPU.ThanksArnoul

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ArnoulSure, turn scenery, traffic, weather , autogen and the like down , and you'll get 60 fps. Heck, I've hit over 100 doing that. Some people like to fly that way. Not me. I don't spend money on addons so that I can spend it on upgrades. I like all the visual stuff has to offer. If you do an intelligent OC, it is not dangerous or difficult.Bob

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Just tried these settings and fps shoots up to around 31fps. I like the realism so adjusted the traffic density a little bit and still getting 20+ fps.Thanks for the boost up, but still wondering about those stories reaching 60 / 70 fps :( Overclocking is completly new for me.Can you give me some advice how to do that. Maybe a good reference site with a good manual?? I often heard that there is a high risk in overclocking your CPU.ThanksArnoul
OK, happy that worked. Performance also depends on where you fly... try setting up the aircraft at San Clemente air force base and see what frame rates you get.. 60 should not be hard to find there :( If you have not already, try out the fps limiter utility and set it to 30 fps with FSX set to unlimited.. look in the main FSX forum for a recent thread about new fsx optimizer. Also, in the hardware forum there is a lot of discussion about overclocking. Look at a recent post about Asus P5Q3 motherboard to get an idea.

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