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Frame artes 132 + everythign maxed out. can I expect more?

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Hi,I am wondering...I am getting frame rates of 132 with everything maxed to the limit. I have an ATI X800XT video card with 2 GB cosair ram and a 3.4GHZ P4 . Is there any side effects to running the video card so fast? Moreover, what is the limits I can expect. Any ideas?It is smoothe as a babies bum with all PMDG models and Activesky fully functioning.

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Hmmm... there are plenty of folks that would like to see that!! Could you post a screenshot (with frame counter) flying over a busy airport?I wouldn't worry about those FPS damaging your card. It will only move data as fast as it can (and it seems to be moving it very fast!!).Cheers,Greg

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Yeah, would love to see some shots myself.Go to KJFK with the PMDG 737, 100% AI, heavy weather, and all sliders maxed ;)Dan.

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Hi Greg, Going out of my tree here trying to reduce the JPG to 125< KBs so that i can upload it, any ideas?

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Any image editing app should do the trick (even MSPaint, I think. Although I use Photoshop).Good luck,Greg

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When you consider that the actual limitation is fixed by the refresh rate of your video monitor (typically 85 Hz or so), there's little point in devoting CPU resources to any frame rate higher than that... :)

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Yea, I too can easily get FPS over 100 with everything maxed... when I am up in the air at 37,000 looking at clear blue sky! ;)

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You clearly need to get tweaking. With all sliders maxed and that particular combination you should be getting at least 275 FPS. Looking forward to that screenshot over JFK if you can catch your computer before it runs out of the room!Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/newlogo.jpg

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You say you are getting that now. Just wait till FS2006 comes out, then you will be back to 32 FPS again with everything maxed. :( Course, I don't really know that, I am just jealous.

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Hello Everyone,You not going to see a screen shot, because it does not exsist. My system specs are listed below, I do see 100+ in clear weather, looking up at the aircraft at 31000 feet. At an airport with UT it will drop to 30, at a simflyers airport it will drop even lower.I have a Pentium IV 3.4 processor with L1 L2 and L3 cacheI paid about $1,100.00 just for the chip.Factory overclocked 6800 Ultra Extreme video boardI paid close to $900.00 just for the board.I have Windows XP Pro installed and this system only has FS9 installed, it is dedicated to flight sim, nothing else is installed or runs on this system.He is dreaming about 132+ all sliders maxed, I dropped my setting to 800x600x16 and was unable to reach 50+ at KSEA with the default aircraft.I really don't think his system's hardware is better than mine, so as for the 132+, NO WAY!!!

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Mike quite good setup but really you need to replace the mainboard and 6800 ULTRA EXTREME and get the PCI E version and run in SLI then you may get those frame rates :D.Though I would love to see the Alienware with two X800 video cards that is what I am feeling will be the real king of the hill. Will also bring PSU requirements and cooling down a great deal :).Nah seriously what cooling do you got? You may want to invest in a Vapochill LS and see your CPU go past 4,5 gig that would be something ;) I guess it

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You know, I got 133+ FPS last night with all sliders maxxed. It was spectacular and beautiful up until the point that the alarm clock woke me up! :-lolEven with my rig I'm bogging through any crowded airport in a dense scenery area, e.g. Simflyers KEWR, with every gate filled with AI traffic I get excited with my steady 14fps.If the originator needs help with a screenie, he can send it to me regardless of the size and I will reduce it and post it here. michael@toussaintonline.netTake care,Mike T.

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Another one that needs phase change ;)Really come on guys you spend top dollars for the worst out there and then don

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Thank for your reply John. I am sure you are right! I was interested in particular to read your post because you mention the word 'jealous' and something dawned on me...that evidently you are not the only one.I am disheartened to have read other posts. My post was a genuine comment from a relative novice, seeking to ask a general question about frames rates. Suddnely, and unexpectedly,I seem to have unleashed something, not from youI might add! Anyway, suffice to say thank you for drawing my attention to it. I shall be more selective with my postings in future and try to avoid the unsavory bitter ones.I will get a picture posted. i have just been going nuts trying to reduce the byte size in order for to upload one...I have almost given up. If you know where in Microsoft photo Editor I can adjust it i will be happy to post a shot for you. failing that i will be more than happy to email one to you.In fact, based on some comments here I would prefer to do that. i am not into playing games and hving to prove myself.RegardsPaul

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Not even close my friend. :-)The FX-53 comes standard at 2.4Ghz which is as fast asthe AMD 64 3800+. With my Waterchill cooling on the CPU, Northbridge and Radeon 9800 (read my specs down below) I have it cranked up to 2.8Ghz which leaves the 3800+ behind and is faster than the Intel 4Ghz Extreme models.With a Vapochill (assuming phase-cooling here?), I would imagine that you can go higher than you are.All the best,Mike T.

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Okay so we are at the same level since mine are faster than the 3800+ if you take into consideration the FSB I run my mem at and that I have 1 mb cache. But then I probably payed less for vappo and CPU then you for your FX 53 lol. True you are some percent faster anyway because it

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If the poster will simply (prima facie) post a screen shot of his Frame Rate counter and it registers 133+ at KLAX I'll send you a check for $6,000,000. That's how believable I think your assertion is. John Franklin

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What you should do if you have framerates over your refresh rate is enabling vsync so that don

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