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I fly only payware aircraft and payware scenery and DX10.

The sim will freeze on final for a few seconds sometimes 3 or 4 times.

thanks

Paul

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Paul,

 

Is this every payware airport?  Can you provide the one(s) you're experiencing this at?

 

How far away from the airport are you when this occurs?

 

Would you please post the contents of your FSX.CFG file?

 

Would you please post your system specifications (hardware, and if you're using anything from ORBX in addition to airport scenery)?

 

Please test at a non-payware airport.

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I just finished a flight with Aerosoft A319 into a default fsx airport and the sim froze twice for about a second each time.
I was on final approach 5 miles before touchdown.
My s pecks: Intel i7 2700k,  GTX680,   WDC WD2002FAEX-007BAO, (2) DDR3 8192 Mbites
I am using ORBX Global and Vector
 

[bUFFERPOOLS]
Poolsize=0
RejectThreshold=131072

[JOBSCHEDULER]
AffinityMask=84

[Display]
ChangeTime=4.000000
TransitionTime=4.000000
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
BLOOM_EFFECTS=0
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=80
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=98
TextureMaxLoad=12
WideViewAspect=True
MultiSamplesPerPixel=4
MultiSampleQuality=8

[Main]
HIGHMEMFIX=1
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc
Maximized=2
Location=760,390,1800,1168,\\.\DISPLAY1
HideMenuNormal=0
HideMenuFullscreen=1
ProcSpeed=18956
PerfBucket=7
DisablePreload=1
FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.15

[GRAPHICS]
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693500672
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048
ALLOW_SHADER_30=1
NUM_LIGHTS=8
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=0
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
AC_SELF_SHADOW=0
EFFECTS_QUALITY=2
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
See_Self=1
Text_Scroll=1
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED_10=1693500672
D3D10=1
//ForceFullscreenvsync=1
Forcewindowedvsync=1
HIGHMEMFIX=1
MultiSamplesPerPixel=8
MultiSampleQuality=8

[TERRAIN]
LOD_RADIUS=4.500000
MESH_COMPLEXITY=75
MESH_RESOLUTION=20
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=25
AUTOGEN_DENSITY=3
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
WATER_EFFECTS=6
SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=2
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=800
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=1500

[PANELS]
IMAGE_QUALITY=1
QUICKTIPS=0
PANEL_OPACITY=100
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0
DEFAULT_VIEW=0
VIRTUAL_COCKPIT_TEXTURES_SCALE=2.0

[Weather]
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
MinGustTime=10
MaxGustTime=500
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MinVarTime=5
MaxVarTime=50
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.com
WeatherServerPort=80
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
DynamicWeather=0
DownloadWindsAloft=0
DisableTurbulence=0
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=3
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=5
THERMAL_VISUALS=0

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680.0]
Mode=1920x1080x32
TriLinear=1

[CONTROLS]
Controls_Default=Standard
Controls_Current=Standard
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
JOYSTICKS=0

[TextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6

[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4

[TextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
GForce=2,3
FuelPercentage=2,4

[slewTextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5

[slewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2

[slewTextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2

[DynamicHeadMovement]
LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000
YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000
MaxHeadAngle=5.000000
MaxHeadOffset=0.300000
HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000

[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=1

[uSERINTERFACE]
PageID=1
OpenATCOnCreate=0
SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
SITUATION=c:\users\owner\documents\flight simulator x files\C172 Moncton default.FLT
Map_Orientation=1
ShowAllACPaintSchemes=1
SelectAircraftManufacturer=All
SelectAircraftPublisher=Majestic Software
SelectAircraftType=All
DisplayFuelAsWeight=1

[ATC]
ShowATCText=0
COMM_MSG_NONE_COLOR=FFFFFFFF
COMM_MSG_ATC_USER_COLOR=FFB6FFB6
COMM_MSG_USER_ATC_COLOR=FFFFD21B
COMM_MSG_ATC_AI_COLOR=FF00FF00
COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=FFFF7840
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=0
UsePilotVoice=0
PilotVoice=524288

[PointOfInterestSystem]
CycleSetting=0

[sCENERY]
LENSFLARE=0
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4
MAX_ASYNC_BATCHING_JOBS=3
SmallPartRejectRadius=4.0

[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=33
GADensity=14
FreewayDensity=20
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0
LeisureBoatsDensity=0
IFROnly=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=1

[AContain]
ShowLabels=0
ShowUserLabel=0
ShowLabelManufacturer=1
ShowLabelModel=1
ShowLabelTailNumber=0
ShowLabelDistance=1
ShowLabelAltitude=1
ShowLabelAirline=0
ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0
ShowLabelFlightPlan=0
ShowLabelContainerId=0
ShowLabelAirspeed=0
ShowLabelHeading=0
LabelDelay=1000
LabelColor=FFFF0000

[iNTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=1
MEASURE=0

[REALISM]
PFactor=1.000000
Torque=1.000000
GyroEffect=1.000000
CrashTolerance=1.000000
General=1.000000
UnlimitedFuel=False
TrueAirspeed=False
AutoCoord=False
RealMixture=True
StressDamage=False
GEffect=False
ManualLights=True
GyroDrift=False
CrashWithDyn=False
CrashDetection=False
AutoTrim=False
AllowEngineDamage=False

[sIM]
SYSCLOCK=1

[sTARTUP]
DEMO=0
SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN=1
STARTUP_DEMO=
LoadWindow=1

[FACILITIES]
COUNTRY=
STATE=
CITY=
GTL_BUTTON=1343

[Misc]
Com_Rate=7

[AccelerationPack]
ControlsFirstRun=0
HomePageFirstRun=0

[sOUND]
AmbientUIMusicVolume=-6.000000
SOUND_FADER1=0.190000
SOUND_FADER2=0.200000
SOUND_FADER3=0.210000
SOUND_FADER4=0.000000
AmbientUIMusic=FSX01
PrimaryDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoiceDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
SOUND=1
SOUND_QUALITY=2
SOUND_LOD=0
UISound=1
AmbientUI=0

[Trusted]
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Cessna.DLL.rtnobnlleqetbbnkqwqezlnlrkwqhzncnbzteooi=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Cessna172.DLL.owuniihaqrrrbuutzqqbthruhrlquliaktnrlrue=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Cessna182s.DLL.lhlczebkabcnrbnbuczzobcoekzoaouiaecwzhlu=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\CessnaWAlpha.DLL.atnuelzoccbhhankqciqkcnqtalwblakzkburhbk=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Bendix_King_Radio.DLL.zulzitelclhuhteuczwwuuewziricbcaqaeqrquo=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Bell_206B.DLL.wtukbtizwhccbzwqilallceuzkechaneqohkkwnz=2
F:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.dll.iqauqluetkzwwtzhktkhwwlkktatrlehwoeiqkio=1
C:\Program Files (x86)\EZCA\EZCA.exe.hbncaowqaconwalzwlkktinwuquqoaqnhoowounw=1
C:\Program Files (x86)\EZCA\EZCA.exe.oheceabwbazluohqzhwoccbbhakkinewbnztweqe=1
F:\FSX\PMDG\DLLs\PMDG_Interface.dll.hwqnrhztccqraanltwrubiebebizbbeiwccrbeaz=1
F:\FSX\RAASPRO\RAASPRO.dll.rkqcbkqoruznqeeiletlbabozhzraklzrhzhtcwe=1
F:\FSX\as_srv\as_btstrp.dll.ukbnnbhqbnbiwwrwwnhhieuuwziqqqnrlqnkanwr=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_777X.DLL.lbiuhuqltazoczonehtcncebokhllutriazeaton=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_777X_3.DLL.qctklubbnohtarczrleiaikenhrzwtbeirtnhqeh=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\XGauge.DLL.lbkoltbbtihkuwaltcutcwtbatebhncbbiqlttel=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\A2A_Accusim.DLL.ciclkckiurbkbrbqbwnanatarqoucoilotozlikc=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_C172\panel\C172.DLL.zcwqarnbcbneclkrwqrkhwllehttintlwwwnwwoh=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_C172\panel\C172_Illumination.DLL.qwqrwrzqenncnwqucnwkatrhorwiblqhlkeecktq=2
F:\FSX\Aerosoft\Flight Recorder\AS-FlightRecorder.dll.haqbalqcbzekltquetzicctncuonczurzarezikq=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/FMGS.DLL.llbiutnakkawrueaonkactluulhhncwwqowqzhze=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus X A320 Extended CFM\panel\ASC.DLL.ibqktzzttwqikclrlqrnqqrqiallbtnkebcrorri=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Base/Panel_Fallback/ND/AB_ND_GDI.DLL.zcqrhobzazaaqbatbeqzeawtlwbzhahltqkcultu=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/AsInput.DLL.cikicqroahirnobcaozcnbihqezaitrbhaucuuth=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/FBW.DLL.khkzhcqwurcqihcchaqwqrhzzrnttltuzwbihtio=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Base/Panel_Fallback/AirbusXE.DLL.urwuiebrwucekzhhkhtlobcorocooonwlztrcbuk=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Milviz_B737.GAU.waerwielktrrekrlukhrbcolqwqlbunrkbwirrhi=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Milviz_FMS.GAU.whkikruroheauuoiktzctahleborckkizcelkiie=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\737-400.DLL.ioqwqealiqqiwbkhrwoozeihioweeubhuutkihel=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\MV_732_NL.DLL.rtowanzczulrukrorbrbceioowiqatoklkzrlrro=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\MV_732_ACM.DLL.awbcocoiihiweiuhzhakoriiclazzwawarwuohiz=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\MV_AFCS.DLL.iaiaarzikrqkukbazcoztrninczbotiozrnrtwtr=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\mjc8q400\panel\mjc84_main.DLL.ncbaialruqltraqleaoukaruwkruhbkweiekckqq=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\mjc8q400\panel\mjc84_main.DLL.boczeluaizutiaqbrbilwzqhkqinowbzahiqkrho=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus X A321 Extended CFM\panel\ASC.DLL.ibqktzzttwqikclrlqrnqqrqiallbtnkebcrorri=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\CarSound1900D.DLL.iikqbozwqwwkocrbluuoahbeeqtwhriwwqwrkzae=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\1900D.DLL.auzqtukritatzznkeeezzwaroetwttbquchtocqo=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\WX_Gauge_3D_1900D.DLL.kbleqiqnzikubqweebitrqewqeunuowornorwaac=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\1900DKA_Cabin_alt.GAU.urhtruhwlclktwhonolttqhlqacrklantclhunni=2
F:\FSX\as_srv\as_btstrp.dll.aalwkcaqteeubrhnhcoqaklhqbbakcitchuwokee=1
F:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.dll.bkltwaetqqalqkizokqkbhuouokklecbnllchnrk=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\A2A_Accusim.DLL.zenikceltirhrnlbwtlaihcetocquuwbhahnwecr=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_C172\panel\C172.DLL.tcocahqccnrkraobktrrzkhakrlocccqcoaoiclq=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_C172\panel\C172_Illumination.DLL.qckbknqniztauanwohahtzcthilzzrzoqbqaabah=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\Mooney_Bravo.DLL.cklrraqokoewaicthqqzalalcbqlnwnrrqnntlnw=2
F:\FSX\PMDG\DLLs\PMDG_HUD_interface.dll.ktzwaraiqbanrlkkutllcokhrbcurkuhteerhrql=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_737NGX.DLL.zqwaniinlttkkuunihrqhctzczweulcbbnalzrti=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_737NGX_3.DLL.klhkulbnnbwoctqazuekkhntrbunqinocztlbhhh=2
F:\FSX\PMDG\DLLs\PMDG_Interface.dll.bbbbtbqkhahtqhazutzreurilibuobhltolnbouu=1
F:\FSX\RAASPRO\RAASPRO.dll.acneaiokcckuhcwtttnqckbkbnoewekzzqwiruoa=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_777X.DLL.kuzwoobaqluutiqrckhtlcauecqckeczqrizoahu=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\mjc8q400\panel\mjc84_main.DLL.eoktkurhauhukrozenrwtqnqrbhkbeabzeeualck=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus X A320 Extended IAE\panel\ASC.DLL.ibqktzzttwqikclrlqrnqqrqiallbtnkebcrorri=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\mjc8q400\panel\mjc84_main.DLL.okrlwwkcnqkarqetinlcnthhrquotqktzzouciqk=2
F:\FSX\PMDG\DLLs\PMDG_Interface.dll.khrbnaqtrcwehnhlbnowboulelnanhuknbceoart=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\PMDG_777X.DLL.hrqiaoohktciuuhrqcicruzzblorrableobklbao=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B737-200\panel\Captain_Sim.x737.sys.DLL.iqhukkzzhbhwhelreuohauuniaaknehceukhzrzw=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B737-200\panel\Captain_Sim.x737.sound.GAU.tkuizqtbqwcclntocqhkbiebuithaauhwueeblir=2
F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B737-200\panel\Captain_Sim.x737.wxr.DLL.kotznrkurwzaoihwbiokhqzeoheczrqrkiokqlbo=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\BB582.GAU.oouqaneqnqklthcwwuerrlihhrqohhkhoewnklnn=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\BB581.GAU.wocnaaehkczthwotbehlkctrewbrnbrlqbwtqhnh=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\BB583.DLL.oebetrcbkabawawracoqzcckoqnabrlqbkuzhkqe=2
F:\FSX\as_srv\as_btstrp.dll.ntbueitqwcreewhqhnobnoakiquchhtlhrcacukt=1
F:\FSX\Aerosoft\Flight Recorder\AS-FlightRecorder.dll.aoncbkbelrzcbitwtbwkhiakikrbkikiztbzqazi=1
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/FMGS.DLL.whlnnteoknrtthrqwtzaarnnlowclzhbalilhikr=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/Airbus_ECAMD2D.DLL.uqzatawqticncwckckniclqrllhqrateicbwrcbb=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/ASC.DLL.ianakkzuehtoiwnutlrtrczhqnncqaqrrrklklwl=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/ND/AB_ND_GDI.DLL.cniznhtbetowbnuzotqloenaebqiowwelukuailz=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/AsInput.DLL.qtwqeekibbeowlnorllbtlzzkzktnuwuiuqaqrwa=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/DLLs/FBW.DLL.oebcruiicqttwchnlcrtzataqlwkwiwqokzuaatz=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\../SimObjects/Airplanes/Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base/Panel_Fallback/AirbusXE.DLL.iqtobilblqieoreczkccwwlqrwkhbhrkltwobabu=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\EH101.DLL.nrtzerlhaoaairwiezlwainzzqkqarbwbozrnrao=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\fa-18.DLL.kcnkaouclwcioitnoekuutnattebcbzhataotrrc=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\VAGauge.GAU.bkeuweqaciohbcrbaobklzccarurwaeluorzrtio=2
F:\FSX\GAUGES\VAInfo.GAU.awcqzrcrhrqiknhkoqtekbzhlceniaiwqtchrzzh=2
F:\FSX\as_srv\as_btstrp.dll.roqzloqhhtlalcznteeirnzhnzcbwhqtattowqol=1

[MAPVIEW_MAP]
SHOW_AIRPORTS=0
SHOW_VORS=1
SHOW_NDBS=1
SHOW_APPROACHES=0
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1
SHOW_VICTOR=0
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=1
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
show_flight_history=1

[FlightPlanMap]
LineWidth=2
SHOW_AIRPORTS=1
SHOW_VORS=1
SHOW_NDBS=1
SHOW_APPROACHES=1
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1
SHOW_VICTOR=1
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=1
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
show_waypoints=1
show_airways=1
show_markers=1
show_volume_boundaries=1
show_ac_twr=1

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680.0.0]
AntiAlias=1
Mode=1920x1440x32
Anisotropic=1
[MULTIPLAYER]
condAccoutPassword=0
VoiceVolume=0.000000

 

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CFG look good, except I noticed you have a HIGHMEM in two places but that shouldn't cause any problems.

 

What as the default airport?

 

Are you running the DX10 fixer? If so ,you might have to post over in that forum. If not, try DX9 at the same location to see if it occurs.

 

SInce you have an Nvida card, you might want to try AntiAlias=0 and use the Nvidia Inspector settings for your card (you might already, but change AA to off.

 

Lat thing I can think of is that maybe ActiveSkyNext is providing an approach update.  Be sure you have the latest version/hotfix installed.

 

 

Hope somethign above hellps.

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I think it is your tweaked FSX.cfg. I see some awful tweaks in it and you are already seeing periodic freezing (which is normal for long flights). You did not indicate the length of your flights. Short flights of less than an hour will not have freezes. The long flights freezes during the approach phase are completely normal and indicate you are close to running out of VAS. If you get down to less than 300 MB's of VAS left, FSX will stutter and freeze on the approach phase for long flights. Commercial addon airports, especially in the UK, will only increase the chances for the freezes/stutters. They are resource intensive. Only solution I know of is to get rid of all of your tweaks, reduce your FSX settings and video card settings to the same as shown in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide, and reduce the amount of any photoscenery you might have installed.

 

The AVSIM CTD Guide has additional guidance for fixing this problem and methods for investigating the "crime scene". Both the FSX Configuration Guide and CTD Guide links are located to the right of this forum under Hot Spots.

 

Best regards,

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Paul,

 

Yeah, jim's right (he's the best at this that I know), resetting to a stock CFG is always a great place to start.  In fact it's the ONLY place to start!

 

I didn't look deep enough at your CFG, your "TextureMaxLoad=12" should be set to "9" and that along with AA may correct your issue. 

 

 

Jim,

 

I'll looking for some deeper understanding here on the Tweak - Not to Tweak side of things.

 

I run many of the same tweaks the poster above has, and my system runs, well, remarkably.  I've tested a stock CFG several times only to find that the tweaks allowed the sim to perform better.  I run FTX Global / Vector, and almost exclusinvely run payware or payware quality airports.  I use the PMDG NGX, 777, MD-11, Dash 8/Q400 Pro, and Leonardo Maddog MD-80.

 

I don't Overclock (though I do use the Turbo Mode on my processor).

 

Below are the relevant parts of my CFG... can you take a look and give me your impression / advice? 

 

 

 

[bufferPools]
RejectThreshold=131072

[Display]
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
BLOOM_EFFECTS=0
ChangeTime=4.000000
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TextureMaxLoad=12
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40
TransitionTime=4.000000
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30
WideViewAspect=True

 

[Display]
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
BLOOM_EFFECTS=0
ChangeTime=4.000000
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TextureMaxLoad=12
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40
TransitionTime=4.000000
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30
WideViewAspect=True

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.0]
Anisotropic=1
Mode=1920x1080x32

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.1]
Mode=1920x1080x32

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.2]
Mode=1920x1080x32

[DynamicHeadMovement]
HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000
LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000
MaxHeadAngle=5.000000
MaxHeadOffset=0.300000
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000
YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000

[FACILITIES]
CITY=
COUNTRY=
GTL_BUTTON=1283
STATE=

[GRAPHICS]
AC_SELF_SHADOW=0
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=0
ALLOW_SHADER_30=1
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
D3D10=0
EFFECTS_QUALITY=1
ForceFullScreenVSync=1
ForceWindowedVSync=1
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
HIGHMEMFIX=1
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
NUM_LIGHTS=8
See_Self=1
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693458432
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED_10=1693458432
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
Text_Scroll=1

[iNTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=1
MEASURE=0

[JOBSCHEDULER]
AffinityMask=234

[Main]
DisablePreload=1
HideMenuFullscreen=1
HideMenuNormal=0
Location=0,0,1922,1080,\\.\DISPLAY2
Maximized=0
PerfBucket=7
ProcSpeed=9994
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc
SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\IVAO_MTL
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter
 

[sCENERY]
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4
LENSFLARE=0
MAX_ASYNC_BATCHING_JOBS=3
SmallPartRejectRadius=4.0

[sIM]
SYSCLOCK=1

[slewTextInfo.1]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2

[slewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2

[slewTextInfo.3]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
FrameRate=2,1
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
Longitude=1,2

[sOUND]
AmbientUI=0
AmbientUIMusic=FSX01
AmbientUIMusicVolume=-6.000000
PrimaryDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
SOUND=1
SOUND_FADER1=0.500000
SOUND_FADER2=0.500000
SOUND_FADER3=0.500000
SOUND_FADER4=0.500000
SOUND_LOD=1
SOUND_QUALITY=2
UISound=1
VoiceDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}

[sTARTUP]
DEMO=0
LoadWindow=1
SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN=1
STARTUP_DEMO=0

[TERRAIN]
AUTOGEN_DENSITY=3
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
LOD_RADIUS=4.500000
MESH_COMPLEXITY=80
MESH_RESOLUTION=23
SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=2
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=27
WATER_EFFECTS=4

 

[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=1
FreewayDensity=35
GADensity=0
IFROnly=0
LeisureBoatsDensity=20
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=20

 

NOTE:  My Affinity Mask is set to 234 to allow of high def streaming while running FSX..

 

Thanks in advance!

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I will try but I really do not recommend any tweaking other than maybe raising the LOD Radius and the Texture_Max_Load settings. You may have difficulty doing this as you have your Autogen set to Dense which is really not a frame rate killer but it is something that uses up more VAS than any other program or scenery other than photo scenery. This was proven when LockHeed Martin released P3DV2.0. P3D and FSX are almost identical and use mostly the same files. When we ran P3D to with max Autogen, we were able to get an OOM within an hour. If we turned off Autogen, no problems. LH optimized the Autogen files in a subsequent version and we do not see the problem anymore.

Doug Horton and I put together the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide and the guide is pretty much based on information gained from experts around the Internet, some FSX experts and some computer experts. If a tweak does not work with the latest computer systems, it was not included in the guide. Here's what we said about tweaks:

"There are several tweaks that may or may not improve FSX performance. We recommend employing no tweaks unless you know exactly what a tweak will do to FSX on YOUR system. Simply employing a tweak recommended by others, even those we are recommending, may or may not work on YOUR system. If FSX freezes, crashes to the desktop, performance drops dramatically, or just closes without explanation, suspect one or more of your tweaks first. FSX performs well with any i7 system beginning with the Sandy Bridge chipset and properly overclocked to increase performance."

"We have done some testing with various tweaks vs no tweaks and we see little or no change to FSX performance. In fact, with no tweaks installed, the frame rate is sometimes higher. If you own the latest Intel i7 core chipset (Haswell) with a high-performing video card such as the GTX 780, you should avoid tweaks and simply tweak your display driver and adjust the LOD_Radius and Texture_Max_Load settings in your FSX.cfg."

 

Your system is very similar to mine - I have the i7 4770K CPU and the Nvidia 780 GPU.  I have the ASUS Deluxe instead of the Gigabyte.  This is the exact same system NickN had when he first wrote his "bible" on the computer system for FS (I got mine first though).  He originally recommend NO tweaks whatsoever as the Haswell is just too powerful.  It's not like the systems used back when FSX was first released in 2007.  To get better performance from them, there were several tweaks recommended.  Not really needed anymore.  You just have to watch your settings and don't put them too high.  In the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide, we have included recommended FSX settings and Nvidia Inspector settings.  These work for most individuals.  Sure you can raise a slider for 1 more meter of resolution but you will hardly see the difference.  I use the settings and my graphics (mostly photo scenery) are crisp and clear MOST of the time.  There will be variances if the real weather program (ASN) has extreme weather in the area.  If it is nice and sunny, things will be okay. 

 

I have removed my overclock too and just use the optimized defaults with Turbo Mode turned on.  I get just as good performance as when I had it overclocked at 4.2GHz.

 

You do not have AI employed and that's a shame as you decided to get rid of AI so you could have better frame rates with higher settings. (EDIT:  I see you use VATSIM a lot and that is probably why you do not have it enabled in FSX which is proper). AI works if you keep the setting around 20-25% and no higher. If you read the MyTrafficX developer's explanation of why he recommends a 20% setting, he will tell you that that is equal to 100% of traffic.  It will take a while for the 100% AI traffic to show up but eventually, your sim will show 100% at 20%.  The 20% is best because not much is loaded at startup and through most of your flight.  You don't need a lot of AI.  Just to give you some sense of immersion. If you look at the FSX Configuration Guide, all of your Traffic Manager settings are set too high.  Recommend those be lowered.

 

Do you know what the following tweaks in the Scenery section do for you?

 

MAX_ASYNC_BATCHING_JOBS=3
SmallPartRejectRadius=4.0

 

I mean, you have a powerful computer and maybe, just maybe these tweaks and other tweaks are holding your system down from its full capabilities.  Those tweaks were excellent in older systems but today, I don't think so.  I have tried them all since I built my latest computer system and I see no measurable performance improvements.  In fact, the BufferPool tweak (I used the exact same settings recommend by NickN in his latest guides (he has three different settings), and I got the stutters and some pauses.  I would comment out the parameter in the FSX config, run the same scenario and FSX performed flawlessly.  Maybe that was only because I was flying over photoscenery at FlightBeam's KIAD.  If you look in this forum about some of the CTD's experience by many, I would recommend they remove the BufferPool tweak and they would come back with "that was it! Problem fixed!" (or words to that effect).

 

The TextureMaxLoad tweak simply does not work.  The default without putting the tweak in the config is 6 for FSX and it was 3 for FS9.  Moving this higher is only asking for trouble.  I have seen many with it set at 30 and they are here in the CTD forum wondering why they are experiencing stutters, freezes, or stutters.  NickN had a great explanation of this tweak but it is something like 30 times your Texture_Max_Load setting (say the default of 1024).  So that's a lot of textures that have to be quickly rendered.  Here's what LockHeed Martin recommends in their guide:

[DISPLAY] TextureMaxLoad=6 Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file.

Performance Tuning Tip:

This can induce stutters. Use multiples of 3 only such as 3, 6, 9, etc. This is perfect for photorealistic scenery

 

In regards to the BufferPools tweak you have:

 

[bufferPools]
RejectThreshold=131072

 

I thought RejectThreshold has to be used with UsePools=0 (which means it will completely use the video card memory as the texture buffer).  Again, recommend you look at our FSX Configuration Guide.

 

The following tweaks in the Graphics section should be removed.  They will only conflict with your video card settings and they are useless:

 

ForceFullScreenVSync=1
ForceWindowedVSync=1

 

We do not recommend these tweaks.

 

We do not recommend the Affinity Mask tweak.  A lot depends on whether you have turbo turned on or off in your BIOS.  I have been told several times this tweak is not used by FSX even if it is in your configuration. 

 

I know a lot of people follow the advice of Word Not Allowed and I did too.  He does know something about computers.  But, with my modern computer system, I no longer use his advice.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

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Jim,

 

Thanks.  I'll admit that i haven't done much research when it comes to the Haswell.  You've provided a great place for me to start.

 

The TextureMaxLoad is the most interesting of all the recommendations. I know how that works, but it certainly warrants some research on my end!

 

I'll give these things a try and PM you.

 

Thanks you brother, ever so much!

 

 

Dave

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Hey Jim,

 

I want to thank you, so very much, for not only taking time to provide me with item by item recommendations, but for doing so for countless people in the community.

 

I'm a little abashed to say that I've been providing FSX Tech Support for about 8 years, but have done so not really knowing about the changes that have occurred much due to new hardware.  Time is so precious and I have a lot of responsibilities and different things pulling at me, and this provided me with the motivatation to start digging into FSX Tech again.

 

You're absolutely right.  My system is such that I could have all the wrong, even terrible settings and likely not notice a performance hit compared to my previous, first generation i7.  I did what you recommended, and took off my frame rate limit to see how the system was performing and reached as high as 78+ consistently while in heavy fog AND with Heavy Snow while flying out of New York City with Payware Airports there enabled and flying into FlyTampa Boston with the Boston City Scenery enabled.  No mircostutters (or any other adverse effect).  Of course I went back to a 30fps limit - no sense in hammering things if I don't need to.

 

Thanks again my friend!  I've alrerdy reached out to several people to pass the knowledge on.

 

 

Dave

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Thanks again my friend! I've alrerdy reached out to several people to pass the knowledge on.

Thanks Dave for your kind comments. I certainly appreciate them as I have done a lot of research in this area over the past few years. I know how frustrating it can get when we get CTD's or unexplained freezes. I don't get it right all of the time but I try to help where I can and I think the AVSIM CTD Guide provides a laymen's explanation of how to go about finding the cause and finding a solution. Most of my recommendations are based on reading guides, posts, and topics from other computer experts like NickN, Word Not Allowed, Paul J, and many others who are surely smarter than me. I hope the suggestions in the AVSIM CTD Guide help you and others too. Of course I'm always looking for suggestions for improving the product too.

 

Best regards,

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