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NVIDIA Inspector profile settings, please

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G'day all,

 

Can anyone oblige me with the Profile settings for the GTX680 that need changing in the NVIDIA Inspector with Prepar3D selected.

 

Many thanks, Mac

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Do a google on Kostas weblog he has his settings in there. Under fsx software and hardware guide.

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Just be aware that P3D behaves slightly differently than FSX, it took me 3 weeks of tearing my hair out after upgrading graphics card.

 

Lots of trial and error and dependant on your hardware as well. Happy to share my settings with you if you like ( I have a GTX660Ti)

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Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated.

 

Mac

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I have currently set to the 8xS settings for FSX taken from this excellent POST.

 

Everything seems just about OK except that my menu text is somewhat battered and worn.

 

It was the point made by Will above, that had me post here in case any updates had become available. I had heard of the differences between FSX and P3D.

 

Mac

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WR269,

You wrote ..............Lots of trial and error and dependant on your hardware as well. Happy to share my settings with you if you like ( I have a GTX660Ti)

 

 

 I too have a GTX660TI, However, I only use photoscenery, will you settings be compatible? If so, can I take you up on you offer please.

 

Thanks Phil

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I have currently set to the 8xS settings for FSX taken from this excellent POST.

 

Everything seems just about OK except that my menu text is somewhat battered and worn.

 

It was the point made by Will above, that had me post here in case any updates had become available. I had heard of the differences between FSX and P3D.

 

Mac

 

Using Nvidia Inspector my P3D menu has characters that look faded, out of focus, and have uneven intensity.

But, I do not know which setting is causing it.

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I was never able to get it right with 8xS for that very same reason, but it's really not required since the display is a lot smoother by default in P3D than it was in FSX, so you can go with the 4s..

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I was never able to get it right with 8xS for that very same reason, but it's really not required since the display is a lot smoother by default in P3D than it was in FSX, so you can go with the 4s..

 

Thanks for the information .. I will try 4xS.

I do not know the difference between 4x and 8x?

I think 8x worked best in FSX for me so I used those settings in P3D ... bad logic!

 

Also, the guide here at PMDG: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/324786-nvidia-configuration-guide-inspector-2xxxx-drivers-version-20-explanations-of-all-settings/

for Jan 2013 is not up to date with the newest Nvidia inspector. I think the new inspector has new items that will or must be selected.

But in the drop/down list for the items you do not know which selection to make.

It is very easy to get messed up on this stuff ... for me anyway.

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When I arrive home later today I'll post my NI settings for P3D :-)

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I don't mind sharing mine. These work for me.

NvidiaInspector-P3D_zps698813cc.jpg

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Ok, and this is mine... after all using 8xS :-/

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Using Nvidia Inspector my P3D menu has characters that look faded, out of focus, and have uneven intensity.

But, I do not know which setting is causing it.

 

i observed the same looks in the menu , have  8xS 2xSS set in inspector.  the sim itself looks good thou..

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Ok, and this is mine... after all using 8xS :-/

 

Mine are very similar to this, but I am running 4xS instead of 8xS, and am limiting the frame rate via Inspector rather than P3D.

 

I originally followed Word Not Allowed's guide and got terrible stutters, no matter what I tried.

I then deleted the Prepar3D.cfg file to start afresh, and noticed the new file did not have Himemfix=1, not sure why, but from memory, the first time I installed P3D the line was there? Anyway, I added the line, and that was it, the rest is left as default.

 

I read the posts at PMDG forum stating that people had found the internal (FSX) limiter did a better job that the NI one, so I tried it. In my rig, the internal (P3D)limiter did not jump in values as much, but it cost me about 3-4 fps, so I went for the external limiter once again.

 

I run my sim on windowed mode, and after trying all the combinations for vertical sync, which a few people advise you don't need on P3D, I settled for application controlled and 1/2 refresh rate.

 

I am running a 27 inch monitor with windows on native resolution 2560x1900, I find no visual difference in setting my sim to run also at 2560x1900 or lower it to 1900x1200 except that my card runs a little cooler, so I run at the lower res.

 

The latest posts in the PMDG forum also suggest let the sim control antialiasing, so I have changed this to application controlled and am running trilinear with anisotropic filtering off. No loss of graphic quality at all, and a smooth sim for me.

 

Last flight I tested, took off from Aerosoft Frankfurt in the middle of a storm, low overcast conditions, low visibility, driving rain and lightning, my card load was 78% at its peak, and the lowest frames I got were 20 fps but smooth as butter.

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Well, the HIGHMEM fix is obsolete, and really unecessary in P3D. You can still put it there, it does get parsed, but nothing results from that because the code of P3D is already optimised for the modern graphics cards.

 

After many year using frame rate limiting, either from inside and outside FSX, I am running P3D at Unlimited, and no restriction on NI either. I get the best results this way, with absolutely no stuttering!

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Well, the HIGHMEM fix is obsolete, and really unecessary in P3D. You can still put it there, it does get parsed, but nothing results from that because the code of P3D is already optimised for the modern graphics cards.

 

After many year using frame rate limiting, either from inside and outside FSX, I am running P3D at Unlimited, and no restriction on NI either. I get the best results this way, with absolutely no stuttering!

 

Ah, thanks for this, might remove it if it is not necessary. I also tried running the sim at UInlimited but didnt like the results much.

 

Unfortunately since I got a larger monitor, the level of adjusting of the configurations has increased for me. The sim is really smooth until I have to turn, then it doesnt stutter, but gets a little blurry...might start playing with either the refresh rate or higher filtering.....more tweaking up ahead!

 

Having said that, one thing is for sure, I have never had a system crash or lock up, P3D has run stable as a rock ever since I got it!

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Steve,
Thanks for the data.
I noticed you have an old version of NI (1.9.55.) And you do not have a FPS (frames per second) setting?
I am using version 1.9.7.1.


j. monteiro ... thanks for the data here.
I noticed your Frame Rate Limiter is not set.
Why is that?
Opps, read a later post and you mentioned why .. thanks.

I took screenshots of all of the NI setups posted here so I can sort it out a bit later.
 

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Many thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I now have a GTX680 that is performing more like it is supposed with P3D. I have learned a whole lot more about fine tuning a GPU.

 

Cheers, Mac

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Many thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I now have a GTX680 that is performing more like it is supposed with P3D. I have learned a whole lot more about fine tuning a GPU.

 

Cheers, Mac

 

Great to hear, care to share your new settings?

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Copied directly from this THREAD, Will.

 

I do not understand this thread link.

I thought it would be a link to your NI settings?

 

Is this a commercial advertising thread ?

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