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Hi,I know it's not PMDG related. I already headed over to the Aerosoft forums, but it seems that the people there can't really help me. So I'm hoping that I can get the problem solved with the people here. Well, I just got my new GPU, the EVGA GTX 560TI-448 1280 MB. Really happy with it, getting great FPS. So I just installed this new GPU, with no problems. I installed the drivers. But unfortunately, (at least for me), there is always at least ONE thing wrong with FSX. In this case it's this: at some Aerosoft airports (EHAM, LEBL, perhaps even more), when I get out of a range of about 3 miles of the airport, some or most of the airport buildings turn entirely white. When I get closer to the airport it's all normal again. You can see this in the screenshot right under this. This is what I tried to solve the problem:- Trying different drivers, 285.xx and 290.53. Unfortunately, other drivers are not available for this card, because it's relatively new card, so it will only work with 285 or later.- Deleting scenery cache- Reinstalling the scenery- Let FSX rebuild my FSX.cfg- Set up Ryan's guide for NVIDIA inspector- Lowing/changing some graphics/scenery settings.Is anyone else seeing this problem too, and do you how to solve it? I'm not running DX10 preview mode. Could it be my new graphics card, that corrupts something in FSX? Does a new graphics card require a new install of FSX?Hope you can help me, thanks!Here the screenshot:whitebuildingsproblemEHAM.png

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I reinstalled FSX, and what do you think? I did NOT fix the problem. It's still there. This tells me there's a problem with my graphics card. It's not fualty or something I think. But it's not compatible with FSX. A little bit like ATI cards, they also have these glitches, how can I return it? I already took everything out of the box.This is why I'm so extremely fed up with FSX. There's always a problem with it. If the first one is fixed, a new one arrives.

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What was the result of running this?http://forum.avsim.net/topic/324786-nvidia-configuration-guide-inspector-2xxxx-drivers-version-20-explanations-of-all-settings/

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I think this is related to your lod radius. You can try increasing it, but be careful as too much will lead to oom's.

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What was the result of running this?http://forum.avsim.n...f-all-settings/
I said in my original post that I already ran this. It's obviously an incompatibility problem between the GTX 560TI-448 and FSX. I'm just curious if anyone else has ever seen this problem too with other cards. Even reinstalling FSX didn't work. I can't use drivers older than 285.xx, because this card is very new model and not compatible with those drivers. So I'm out of options right now. Of course I can also email NVIDIA that there's a problem between their card and FSX, but I guess that won't work... I also already tried the newets drivers.

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I think this is related to your lod radius. You can try increasing it, but be careful as too much will lead to oom's.
Nope, I changed the LOD_RADIUS=8.0000000. And even this did not working. When getting around 3 miles or more away from the airport, all buildings turned entirely white. This is why I want a new sim. FSX is getting too old, too many incompatibility problems with the newer graphics card. I think the same things will happen with the new NVIDIA 600 series. If you have any other ideas than please tell me.

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Rebuilding fsx.cfg or reinstalling the airports maybe, but that'd be it.I had a problem once where none of the buildings/people/fences etc would show up at my orbx airports & rebuilding fsx.cfg fixed that.What version nvidia driver are you using?

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Rebuilding fsx.cfg or reinstalling the airports maybe, but that'd be it.
As I said I already tried this. I even tried reinstalling FSX with a default FSX.cfg, it still happens. Not at all airports though. For example it doesn't happen on Aerosoft Ibiza, but it does happen a little bit in Aerosoft Barcelona, and it does happen with all building in Aerosoft EHAM. This GPU is just not compatible with FSX I guess. I think I should try to return it and buy the GTX 570. But I'm afraid I can't return it, because it's arleady installed in my PC. How could I be so stupid to buy a GPU that doesn't even have reviews with FSX yet? *FACEPALM*. I feel very bad now. :(

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Hello, This might seem an odd solution, but someone in Aerosoft forum mentioned something similar and the reply was to uncheck Ground Scenery Shadows in FS Scenery. Hope this helps. richard welsh.

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Have you tried a different version driver?
Because this is such a new card, (released only 2 months ago), it only works with the 285.xx drivers or higher. I have tried both the 285 WHQL driver, and also de 290.53 Beta driver. Both did not solve the problem. Perhaps this will be fixed in the future in some newer drivers for this card, but for the moment I'm just planning to return it. I should have gone with the GTX 580 as I initially planned... Silly me...
Hello, This might seem an odd solution, but someone in Aerosoft forum mentioned something similar and the reply was to uncheck Ground Scenery Shadows in FS Scenery. Hope this helps. richard welsh.
I don't even have ground scenery shadows enabled at all! So this does not work. It's an incompatibility problem between the extremely new and just released GTX 560TI-448 and FSX. I'm returning it (if possible), and going with the GTX 570 instead I think.

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Oh wow, I didn't realize it was limited to only the newer drivers. I've been on 275.33 since it came out. Best driver ive found for 2d surround, not that that helps your problem any though.

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Oh wow, I didn't realize it was limited to only the newer drivers. I've been on 275.33 since it came out. Best driver ive found for 2d surround, not that that helps your problem any though.
Well, perhaps it is possible to install those 275.xx drivers, but I haven't been able to find a driver that I can install. Because at the NVIDIA site, only the GTX 560TI is listed, and not the GTX 560TI-448. So I just downloaded the 275 drivers for the GTX 560TI, and when I try to install it, it says that it could not find a compatible NVIDIA device. However, if I try to install the 285 or 290 drivers it wall works fine.
Oh wow, I didn't realize it was limited to only the newer drivers. I've been on 275.33 since it came out. Best driver ive found for 2d surround, not that that helps your problem any though.
Perhaps you could help me finding the 275.xx drivers that I can install with my card? Thanks in advance.

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It's doubtful it would work if it isn't listed for your specific card. Have you tried richard's ground shadow suggestion?

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It's doubtful it would work if it isn't listed for your specific card. Have you tried richard's ground shadow suggestion?
Yes, as I already said, Richard's ground scenery thing does unfortunately also not work. And also, my card, the GTX 560TI-448 is not even listed at all at the NVIDIA website. Only the GTX 560TI.

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I don't get exactly what you see,but I do get some texture popping,and they momentarily flash white before changing to the correct texture colour.I flew the same plane as you,but the problem does not seem as bad as your issue.if you have any non-aerosoft addons.Remember EHAM was an early airport from Aerosoft,and might not have been developed optimially.It doesn't happen with your FSDT scenery does it?Does it occur when you put your old graphics card in again?

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You can get the 275.33 drivers here in the Archive section. Forget the -448 on the end, select 560Ti. http://www.nvidia.co...aspx?lang=en-usYou are just looking in the wrong place at the nvidia web site. Select, 500, then 560Ti, then 275.33 in the list. Ignore the -448.

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You can get the 275.33 drivers here in the Archive section. Forget the -448 on the end, select 560Ti. http://www.nvidia.co...aspx?lang=en-usYou are just looking in the wrong place at the nvidia web site. Select, 500, then 560Ti, then 275.33 in the list. Ignore the -448.
I did that already. Unfortunately, because the GTX 560TI-448 is such a new card, it only supports the 285.xx drivers or later.Well, a new update: I reinstalled FSX, expecting that the problem was gonna be fixed. But no, it's still there. Then I thought that the problem must be my GPU, so I put in my old graphics card again, GT 320 1024 MB. I deleted the old drivers and installed the 275.33 drivers for the GT 320 card. And what do you think? Problem STILL there. So this tells me,, that the problem is either not FSX, and either not the graphics card. Probably, something went wrong when I deleted the drivers for my old GT 320 when installing my new GPU. I can remember I deleted a lot of things related to NVIDIA, rebooted a lot (cuz that was needed). Perhaps something got corrupted. So far, I litterely tried everything.So I think that a simple reinstall of Windows is gonna solve the problem. I'm gonna try that this afternoon and report back.

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I don't get exactly what you see,but I do get some texture popping,and they momentarily flash white before changing to the correct texture colour.I flew the same plane as you,but the problem does not seem as bad as your issue.if you have any non-aerosoft addons.Remember EHAM was an early airport from Aerosoft,and might not have been developed optimially.It doesn't happen with your FSDT scenery does it?Does it occur when you put your old graphics card in again?
What I see is basicly, when coming around in a range of 10 nm from Aerosoft EHAM, that the buildings start to pop up. They do not pop up normally, but they are entirely white. When I zoom in using the + and - keys, the buildings get their own color back again, but whenever I zoom out again, they're all white again. When coming in around a range of 3 nm to the airport, or closer, the buildings start to get their normal color again. So far, I've have seen this happening only at Aerosoft EHAM. At Aerosoft LEBL, some objects stayed white also, unless I zoomed in, but not as bad as in EHAM. This does not happen at the default airport sceneries. I've tried everything already. Increasing LOD_RADIUS, changing settings, disabling shadows, letting FSX rebuild the FSX.cfg. Tried different NVIDIA drivers, even reinstalled FSX, and even placed in my old GT 320 card, and still, the problem is still there! So this tells me, the problem is not FSX, not either of those graphics cards, but something in Windows drivers got corrupted when I was deleting the files from my old drivers when installing my new GPU. I hope a reinstall of Windows is all gonna fix it, I hope... And if not, then he.. I'm doomed! No joking, if that doesn't work, I'm really out of options and I'll have to live with it lol. This is just one of the many reasons why I'm looking so forward to PMDG switching to a new simming platform. A good new simming platform, that doesn't require that users to fix the problems of the game, lol. Like we all now do with FSX.

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5650Ti=448 is not listed at all in the driver list box. Just 560Ti, and that is the latest drivers. Have you actually downloaded and tried to install the 275.33 drivers ? And if you have, does it install, or does it tell you it is not compatiable ?How did you uninstall your previous drivers ? If not done correctly, can cause issues, serious ones. Must be done correctly and methodical.before you do anymore, read this: http://www.simforums.com/forums/topic29041.html

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5650Ti=448 is not listed at all in the driver list box. Just 560Ti, and that is the latest drivers. Have you actually downloaded and tried to install the 275.33 drivers ? And if you have, does it install, or does it tell you it is not compatiable ?How did you uninstall your previous drivers ? If not done correctly, can cause issues, serious ones. Must be done correctly and methodical.
I tried the 275.33 drivers for my GTX 560TI-448, and it says that no compatible NVIDIA device is found on my PC. However, when I download the 285 or 290 drivers it all installs fine. For my GT 320 card all drivers work normally.I uninstalled the drivers by simply uninstalling everything from Add/Remove programms. And rebooted everytime when required until all NVIDIA stuff was deleted. After this I installed my new GPU. Downloaded the drivers and installed them.However, in the past I have changed drivers many many times. Using the same uninstalling method. What's the correct way to uninstall NVIDIA drivers and removing all traces?

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There is the clean install option you can select when installing/updating video drivers. I prefer a tool called driver sweeper which you use in "Safe Mode" and removes all traces.To correctly set up windows and FSX, check the link I posted above. Some of the hardware that is mentioned is outdated now, but setting up W7 and FSX is good stuff.

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