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UsePools=0 or UsePools=1?

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Hi,

 

Firstly my setup is:

 

I5 3570K @ 3.40ghz

GTX 670 2GB

8GB RAM.

 

My question is:

 

Should I use:

 

[bUFFERPOOLS]
PoolSize=8388608
RejectThreshold=126976
UsePools=1
 
or 
 
[bUFFERPOOLS]
UsePools=0

 

According my setup?

 

Also should I use:

 

FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.12?
 
I hear FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION causes stutters so I decided to remove it.
 
Also tried adaptative Vsync but it gave me some stutters and low fps so I decided to revert back to Standard and set up 1/2 Refresh rate.
 
Thank you.

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I think it really depends on each indvidual system, try each one out and see how your sim performs, I do believe with the Usepools=0 you will need to have your water setting set to 2xHigh or your will get artifacts. I have used the Poolsize/ reject threshold set up for quite a while now.

 

Re your vsync setting I would set it to 1/2 refresh and lock to 30 in the sim which gives pretty smooth results.

 

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I think it really depends on each indvidual system, try each one out and see how your sim performs, I do believe with the Usepools=0 you will need to have your water setting set to 2xHigh or your will get artifacts. I have used the Poolsize/ reject threshold set up for quite a while now.

 

Re your vsync setting I would set it to 1/2 refresh and lock to 30 in the sim which gives pretty smooth results.

 

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Lock where on FSX or NVidia Inspector?

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I would set the frames at 30 in fsx itself and use nvidia inspector for your vsync setting

 

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Internally (within FSX) with 1/2 refresh rate in EI gives me the smoothest results, especially when in situations where you get FPS hits from high end scenery etc. Works for me.

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Internally (within FSX) with 1/2 refresh rate in EI gives me the smoothest results, especially when in situations where you get FPS hits from high end scenery etc. Works for me.

Now I have FSX fps unlimited, locked at 30 will be more smooth so?

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I'm no expert, but apparently, to get the benefit of the 1/2 setting in IE you have to set to 30fps in FSX.

 

From my experience it does nothing to affect FPS, but has definitely smoothed out the stutters somewhat.

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Will try.


Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, that did the trick, lock 30 FPS on FSX.

 

Now, my doubts are present about UsePools=0 or 1? And about FIBER.

 

Ok, UsePools=0, got artifacts, will switch to previous config.

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I assume from your specs in your original post, that you are not overclocking. I have the same cpu and a modest overclock that gives me that extra performance boost.

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I've found usepools=0 best on my rig having tried using 1 and various reject thresholds.

 

Depends on your rig though.  How much video DRAM do you have?

 

IAN

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No, CPU isn't overclocked.

 

2GB VRAM.

 

I found artifacts with UsePools=0.

 

Guys, what you recommend to maximum prerender frames on NI? Set 3D App setting or 1?

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No, CPU isn't overclocked.

 

2GB VRAM.

 

I found artifacts with UsePools=0.

 

Guys, what you recommend to maximum prerender frames on NI? Set 3D App setting or 1?

I had artifacts with UsePools=0 too on my gtx770, then I read somewhere that setting maximum prerender frames to "1" in NI would cure it. I switched from my original "3" to "1" and amazingly they were gone.

 

Not sure this fix will work on every system, but you might give it a try

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Hi,

 

Anyone can clarify me if in NVidia Inspector worth change from OFF (linear) to 16x, or it won't do anything as upper is Application-controlled?

 

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Does the 16x do anything if it is user-defined/off with aniso selected in sim? Does AA then need selected in fsx too?

 

Also what is the benefit of using buffer pools if it causes artifacts?

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Why not just follow the guide and be done with it?

 

B)

Read and followed the guide many times but it doesn't just work for every system. I believe you participated in another large post I've started regarding NI settings a while back. This guide doesn't even talk about Anisotropic settings, photo scenery settings, etc. I am not happy with my results following those settings.

 

I've been very unhappy with my AA following that guide. Always had jaggies on my i7 4790k and gtx770 2gb

 

This guide doesn't even explain what settings do and affect either they just say....do this, and to me that's not helpful.

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Ok, UsePools=0, got artifacts, will switch to previous config.

 

I found artifacts with UsePools=0.

 

Like Daz told you in the first reply to your original post, when using BufferPools=0 you must set your Water quality to 'High' (not Max) within FSX.     If you don't, you will get artifacts.

 

I use this set up (BufferPools=0 and Water at High) and get great performance in FSX.   Much much higher than without BP=0, even when the water is set to low.

 

Give it a try.

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Like Daz told you in the first reply to your original post, when using BufferPools=0 you must set your Water quality to 'High' (not Max) within FSX.     If you don't, you will get artifacts.

 

I use this set up (BufferPools=0 and Water at High) and get great performance in FSX.   Much much higher than without BP=0, even when the water is set to low.

 

Give it a try.

 

 

If I set water to High, it will hit performance and decrease FPS, right?

 

Or with BP=0 and water high will have more FPS?

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Read and followed the guide many times but it doesn't just work for every system. I believe you participated in another large post I've started regarding NI settings a while back. This guide doesn't even talk about Anisotropic settings, photo scenery settings, etc. I am not happy with my results following those settings.

 

I've been very unhappy with my AA following that guide. Always had jaggies on my i7 4790k and gtx770 2gb

 

This guide doesn't even explain what settings do and affect either they just say....do this, and to me that's not helpful.

 

 

These settings work very well for me on a 3770k and gtx770... with that, I'll leave this post, and hope you figure it out..

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If I set water to High, it will hit performance and decrease FPS, right?

 

Or with BP=0 and water high will have more FPS?

 

Well, the High water setting will cause a very small FPS hit.... BUT..... the BP=0 will give a really large performance increase (or it does for me), so it more than compensates for having the water set to 'high'.

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Read and followed the guide many times but it doesn't just work for every system. I believe you participated in another large post I've started regarding NI settings a while back. This guide doesn't even talk about Anisotropic settings, photo scenery settings, etc. I am not happy with my results following those settings.

 

I've been very unhappy with my AA following that guide. Always had jaggies on my i7 4790k and gtx770 2gb

 

This guide doesn't even explain what settings do and affect either they just say....do this, and to me that's not helpful.

 

For photo scenery you want to raise the lod radius setting in the fsx config file. from default 4.5 to higher. start at 5.5 and some people go all the way up to 9. Since there is less autogen with photo scenery the performance is better. And the higher radius means fsx will load a radius around your airplane much farther out than default of 4.5 so less blurries in the distance. If you have blurries close up you want to add the Fiber Frame Fraction line and start at 0.15 and go lower until you see blurries

 

You still want to follow that guide to set Nvidia Inspector correctly.

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