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Angelo Cosma

FSX Screen Goes Black when changing location or time

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Hey guys, running FSX Win 7 64 bit fully updated with FSX Accelerated SP2, homebuilt machine.


Intel 3770K, ASUS P8Z77-V Board, Corsair 8GB, EVGA 670GTX, running to a triple head 2 go at 1280X1024 (X3).


This is a reformat to SSD and new CPU and never had this problem before but it is happening frequently now.


I run in VC 24/7 with no cockpiy visible as this is solely for outside view only.


When changing positions, or different airports, or sometimes changing the time of day, FSX turns all black and only the AutoGen is visible. In other instances the whole visual is black, just a black screen, I can hear the sounds and also if I press ESC the menu shows up but the sim will not display normally. Sometimes I can get it back by reloading a second time, or changing the time a 3rd time. However most of the time this is unrecoverable and I have to reboot the sim.


I am using Nvidia Inspector with PMDG rec'd settings 4X version.


Any ideas guys I am at a loss as to why this is happening and how to fix it.


Yes, HIGHMEMFIX=1 is in.


Thanks for the help guys.



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Any ideas guys, I still see the thread has zero views, is the forum still displaying this correctly? I find it hard to believe that not one person viewed this.

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Make sure your FSX/Display driver settings are set as indicated in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide (link to guide under Contents Tab above or in my signature).  This indicates memory starvation and one or more of your settings are too high.  Perhaps you have LOD_Radius too high or Texture_Max_Load too high.  Tweaks will cause this too, especially any Bufferpool tweak (tweaks are sometimes more harmful than good).  Make sure your video card drivers are up-to-date too.  One other thing you can do is to check to see if there are any problems with your display drivers or directX.  Click on the Start button, type Run in the Search box, look up in the Menu and click on Run.  In the Run box, type dxdiag and then click on enter.  Look through the various tabs for any issues.  Correct if any are found.


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