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Hey all!'My computer:i7 950 @ 3.20 ghz (over clocked)12 gb RAM2x nvidea 470 cards running SLI1x1tb hdd only with windows and fsx and fsx addons installed1x2 gb hdd for backups.I fly in aust using ftx scenery and now using the NGX I'm getting frame rates between 5- 12 fps at airports using all the reccomended settings! I even changed the screen res to 16 bit colours?Does anyone here know how I can get better performance out of this "top of the range machine"Getting slightly over it!?On top of this!I'm getting g3d.dll errors APP crash"sAnd on the home screen it take a month to load the different boxes eg, select aircraft, select weather, current airport- and then sometimes I get and error and it crashes!!During this it says fs isn't responding, but then it starts responding again?What's the go you think?


Liam,

 

i7 Processor 950 @ 3.20 GHZ (overclocked)

2X NVIDIA GTX 470

12 GB RAM

1 TB HD & 1 x 298 GB HD

Windows 7 service pack 1

64-bit operating system

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My PC Specs:

 

 

CPU: Intel i5-2500k @ 4.5Ghz (1.33v)

MOBO: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

COOLING: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400r

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce Gtx 560 ti

PSU: Corsair TX650M

SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120gb

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit

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Firstly, this isn't a "top of the range" (high end) system. But it is decent! Secondly, your i7 950 is overclocked to 3.2GHz. That's next to nothing. What cooling are you using and can will you overclock higher? Thirdly. Are you using any tweaks? Bojote's? NickN's? Anything? Fourth. What aircraft are you in when you get these frames? FINALLY. Have you searched for these particular crashes in the forums? Myself and a few others have responded extensively to post about them, especially in the NGX forum.


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Sorry to hijack. Zach, your signature with specs are exactly what i have been recommended to buy (minus the custom CPU cooling) + I was told to go for a 1gb DDR5 GTX 560ti. How does your system perform under high scenery? Chees mate.


My system which is due for delivery on the 27th October 2011

 

Intel i5 2500k 4.5ghz

Asus GeForce GTX560ti 1024mb GDDR5

Gigabyte Z68AP-D3

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8gb 1600mhz

Seagate Baracuda 500GB 6GB/s 16mb Cache

Cooler Master Elite case

Cooler Master hyper 212 CPU fan

G7 780w PSU - I know i need to upgrade this!

32" BEKO HD LCD screen

 

FSX Acceleration + UTX, GEX, REX, GenX VFR UK, all UK2000 airports, Mogwaisoft Shade, many Aerosoft Major Airports

 

And...

 

PMDG's 744X Queen of the skies.

 

Total outlay about £1500. Next i intend on getting a good Yoke and peddles.

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Sorry to hijack. Zach, your signature with specs are exactly what i have been recommended to buy (minus the custom CPU cooling) + I was told to go for a 1gb DDR5 GTX 560ti. How does your system perform under high scenery? Chees mate.
It tolerates scenery well. One thing it seems not to like is the NGX with heavy scenery, HD clouds, and full autogen. CTDs result from that. I'm happy with it, but I still get dips into the teens if I really, really push it.

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Well im no computer tech, but i was told it was a high end system, Yes i am about to overclock to 4.0 just waiting on a new cooling system.so hopefully i can get higher.. will this be a marked difference?


Liam,

 

i7 Processor 950 @ 3.20 GHZ (overclocked)

2X NVIDIA GTX 470

12 GB RAM

1 TB HD & 1 x 298 GB HD

Windows 7 service pack 1

64-bit operating system

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It will make quite a bit of difference with FPS. It won't solve CTDs and other errors, however. I feel your pain there, but most can be remedied. I'm on my cell now, so can't offer much advice.


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At the minute i'm remedying the crashes by having error msgs pop up all the time... not the best way to solve it but im desperate. you wouldl think there would be some type of fix out there for such a common error, especially after spending the money on a system like this.


Liam,

 

i7 Processor 950 @ 3.20 GHZ (overclocked)

2X NVIDIA GTX 470

12 GB RAM

1 TB HD & 1 x 298 GB HD

Windows 7 service pack 1

64-bit operating system

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You may want to try taking out one of your video cards, FSX doesn't really use SLI, and they eat up your usable memory(i.e. the first 4 GB). Other than that once you overclock your PC, and apply the bojote tweaks, you should be fine.

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You could just disable SLI.


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I've tried disabling SLI, still no difference, in fact it's worse....What tweaks are they?! Where can I get them?! I will be over clocking soon as I can trust me!!


Liam,

 

i7 Processor 950 @ 3.20 GHZ (overclocked)

2X NVIDIA GTX 470

12 GB RAM

1 TB HD & 1 x 298 GB HD

Windows 7 service pack 1

64-bit operating system

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If you were to start from scratch today, building a gaming pc to run fsx at high settings, specifically what components would you get and what case would you get to put them in. All suggestions please...Thanks!! Ive never built a pc and know nothing about it and the laptop I have now gets bogged down when I put the settings just high enough to make the taxiway signs exist and be somewhat visible. Fsx will be the only game I play on it aside from diablo 3 when it comes out so it would be built to run fsx only if that matters or changes anything.


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If you were to start from scratch today, building a gaming pc to run fsx at high settings, specifically what components would you get and what case would you get to put them in. All suggestions please...Thanks!! Ive never built a pc and know nothing about it and the laptop I have now gets bogged down when I put the settings just high enough to make the taxiway signs exist and be somewhat visible. Fsx will be the only game I play on it aside from diablo 3 when it comes out so it would be built to run fsx only if that matters or changes anything.
I5 2500K8GB of 1600MHz RAMAn ATX P67 or Z68 motherboard with proper VRM and the features you need (SLI ready or not, # of SATA ports, etc...)A GTX560Ti GPUA Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, or two if you want to have FSX in a separate driveIf you want a faster drive for FSX you can pick a Vrap 600GB or a 120GB + SSD insteadA good quality 500 - 600W PSU (Corsair, Seasonic...) for a single GPU setup, 750 - 850W if you want to be covered for SLIA Corsair, Cooler Master, Lian-Li, Silverstone, Antec... mid-tower or full-tower for a case

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Last year I assambled a Fs computer for someone with also a I7 950 / Asus Rampage mobo / 12Gb 1600mhz memory / GTX 470 / Seagtae 2Tb drive @ 360 Gb / 120 Gb OCZ SSD sata3I overclocked the processor to 4 Ghz and used the resized Seagate harddisk for Windows 7 Ult 64 and FSX + aircraft/airport addonsAll other photoscenery was placed onto a SSD. This system is still running and being used daily for flightsimming.The only thing that has changed is that Windows + FSX are now running on the 120 Gb SSD and that a 2nd SSD is used for photoscenery. Framerate is very good and only gets below 25 when near/at AS Schiphol.Therefore the framerate in FSX is set to unlimited and the External Framerate Limiter is set to 25. Note : for overclocking you need a much better cooler than the stock cooler.


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I5 2500K8GB of 1600MHz RAMAn ATX P67 or Z68 motherboard with proper VRM and the features you need (SLI ready or not, # of SATA ports, etc...)A GTX560Ti GPUA Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, or two if you want to have FSX in a separate driveIf you want a faster drive for FSX you can pick a Vrap 600GB or a 120GB + SSD insteadA good quality 500 - 600W PSU (Corsair, Seasonic...) for a single GPU setup, 750 - 850W if you want to be covered for SLIA Corsair, Cooler Master, Lian-Li, Silverstone, Antec... mid-tower or full-tower for a case
Ill check it out thanks. Anyone else have some input or suggested builds they like? (1500-2000 dollars) Thanks

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