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Any need to put OS and FSX on separate . . . SSDs?

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Was guessing maybe it's much less of an issue w/ SSD's over HDD's. What do you know for sure re this?Thanks in advance!Noel

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Was guessing maybe it's much less of an issue w/ SSD's over HDD's. What do you know for sure re this?Thanks in advance!Noel
I had my System and FSX partitions on the same SSD up to the last couple of weeks. Due to the need for more space I acquired another SSD and now have FSX on it having left my System partition where it was. I haven't noticed any difference in FSX or System performance after this move.

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Maybe thats why i get stutters around big cities/airports. I have FSX and WIN7 on the same partion, on the same hard drive! I knew i had forgot to do something when i installed FSX.. Too late now.

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Maybe thats why i get stutters around big cities/airports. I have FSX and WIN7 on the same partion, on the same hard drive! I knew i had forgot to do something when i installed FSX.. Too late now.
If the HDD was the problem, you wouldn't be getting stutter, you would be getting blurries. Stutters are more a CPU/RAM sort of thing.Cheers,- jahman.

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Well, while your CPU is OK, in you sig you say it's running at 3.3 GHz. To get rid of the stutters in cities/airports you would have to OC to 4.5+ GHz (is what I have been reading others post, my PC is rather old).Cheers,- jahman.

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I had my System and FSX partitions on the same SSD up to the last couple of weeks. Due to the need for more space I acquired another SSD and now have FSX on it having left my System partition where it was. I haven't noticed any difference in FSX or System performance after this move.
That is good to know thank you. It's much easier to clone a backup on one drive than 2 or 3!

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Well, while your CPU is OK, in you sig you say it's running at 3.3 GHz. To get rid of the stutters in cities/airports you would have to OC to 4.5+ GHz (is what I have been reading others post, my PC is rather old).Cheers,- jahman.
Its at 4.6 fella. Its got that i intend to OC to 4.5 after the 3.3ghz bit, although i went to 4.6 instead.
Intel i5 2500k 3.3ghz. Will aim to take it to 4.5ghz

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If the HDD was the problem, you wouldn't be getting stutter, you would be getting blurries. Stutters are more a CPU/RAM sort of thing.Cheers,- jahman.
jahman,I have noticed when certain .wav files load from ATC or sometimes other, there is often a pause in FSX's displayed video. When the sound is re-played the pause does not occur, which I assumed was because the call to execute it came from memory now that it was loaded on the first pass. I've always assumed this was from hard-drive reads. Another example of this quality of pause occurs for me when I was using ActiveSkyX and a weather update was occurring. I assumed this had to do w/ writing data to disk. Stop and start writes.Given these possibilities, do you think stutters, which one might argue are clusters of short pauses, is occurring from HDD operations, perhaps only w/ larger files, or when there are so many other competing demands from fsx runtime that the addition of the a minor HDD operation was enough to manifest a stutter?Noel

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Stutters are due to CPU overload and are generally reduced by increasing CPU and RAM speeds. Lack of HDD BW shows up as scenery blurries, not stutters.Cheers,- jahman.

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Maybe there is a difference between "stuttering" and "stutters".I agree that stuttering generally means that the CPU is overloaded,but here are certainly occasional stutters that arise when a sound file needs to be loaded, as an example.Not sure what the SSD contributes on my system other than it is very smooth and quiet!

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