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Since FSX and many PC games demand a relatively powerful computer to perform well, what PC performance utilities do you regularly use to monitor performance? Do you create charts from the data to show things like CPU and GPU temperatures, fan speeds, CPU loads, etc? Do you compare charts over time to look for problems that might require attention? Has your monitoring ever helped you catch a problem that could have led to disaster if no action was taken?

 

Thanks for the information!

 

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Al Kaupa

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It's a good idea to keep an eye on it to a certain degree. I always run SpeedFan while gaming/simming as it allows me to make sure I'm not reaching dangerous temperatures.

 

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Use resource monitor. It's built into the Windows OS: you can monitor all kinds of stuff like Disk I/O, CPU usage, CPU frequency (percent of max), RAM usage, and Network usage.


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Use Performance Monitor in Win 7, creating your own data collector, and either viewing in real time, or just log it as you're running FSX. Particularly, it will graphically monitor each page file that you have, both usage and peak usage.

Start-->type in perfmon, hit enter, when it opens highlight Performance Monitor, click on the green "+" symbol and add whatever you think is useful. 100 times more powerful than the Resource Monitor.

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Performance Monitor is wonderful and I use it anytime that I am troubleshooting or considering an upgrade. I would always recommend this tool as a starting point as it can log large amounts of data for a network of computers.

 

One limitation is that it does not have counters for temperature, so you will still need to look elsewhere for that information.

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I use CoreTemp only, and FSX itself. Since I overclock to a sane level on air the only issue I am concerned about is temperature, since voltages are set in the BIOS and as I say, I am overclocking safe 'n sane, or so I believe ;o).

 

I like using FSX as the ultimate monitor for obvious reasons. You can have a system that monitors out well in every domain, yet has issues w/ FSX performance.


Noel

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