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FSX running at very low fps.

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Right now I'm using the PMDG 737ngx and no matter what I do to my settings I get very low FPS (mainly because of clouds I think) but even taking the clouds setting to its lowest, when the weather is overcast, FSX really lags for me. I need to know what I really need to change on my computer to enable me to run FSX smoothly. So here are my stats:

 

AMD A10-6700 APU

6.00GB RAM

64bit

3.70GHz

 

If you have any suggestions please share.

 

Thank you

 

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Sounds like the problem many have and there is no real solution. Have you tried the fsx.cfg settings in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide? There are some performance settings in the Op Center program for the NGX. You might try lowering the settings for the VC. I use the fsx.cfg settings in the AVSIM CTD Guide. Not sure what video card you have. Whatever it is you might want to lower the settings in the display driver too.

 

The PMDG OP Center also has documentation and you might look in the Intro Guide around page 21 for some recommendations. Is there a magic setting that will work for everyone and give them great performance? No or PMDG would have disclosed it. You are just going to have to compromised with some settings. High settings does not make FSX look better. High settings make FSX look worse and more problems are encountered when you have high settings and tweaks in your FSX.cfg.

 

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It seems I'm having trouble accessing my config. I'm using steam edition but when I click on the config application file nothing happens. Any help?

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To be honest, your A10-6700 APU is simply far from anything that can properly run FSX together with a demanding addon such as PMDG. You won't be able to change this fact by adding tweaks to your FSX.cfg. In the best case, you might win some FPS by tweaking your config, sure, but you will still have the trouble of running FSX on a office-grade CPU (APU).


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To be honest, your A10-6700 APU is simply far from anything that can properly run FSX together with a demanding addon such as PMDG. You won't be able to change this fact by adding tweaks to your FSX.cfg. In the best case, you might win some FPS by tweaking your config, sure, but you will still have the trouble of running FSX on a office-grade CPU (APU).

So what kind of APU would I need to buy? I don't want anything too expensive but when I created this topic I was hoping on some advice on APU's I could buy.

If I bought something like a GeForce GTX 760 would that help me?

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Well, there is no APU existing that is powerful enough to provide proper FSX experience. At least to my knowledge. I know, this is a rather harsh and absolute statement, but for FSX, you should invest at least 1000$ in your system. Sure, you can build an APU based computer where you will be able to run FSX, but it will look worse than FS9 and as soon as you install a single addon plane or scenery that is only a little bit more complex than FSX standard stuff, your performance will be gone again.

So, regarding APU's, only the most powerful ones would possibly have a little chance of running FSX on the lowest possible settings. And that is the A10-7850K. Fact is, you would probably be better off using a i3-4150 together with an GTX-750 in regard of a really cheap FSX setup.


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Well, there is no APU existing that is powerful enough to provide proper FSX experience. At least to my knowledge. I know, this is a rather harsh and absolute statement, but for FSX, you should invest at least 1000$ in your system. Sure, you can build an APU based computer where you will be able to run FSX, but it will look worse than FS9 and as soon as you install a single addon plane or scenery that is only a little bit more complex than FSX standard stuff, your performance will be gone again.

So, regarding APU's, only the most powerful ones would possibly have a little chance of running FSX on the lowest possible settings. And that is the A10-7850K. Fact is, you would probably be better off using a i3-4150 together with an GTX-750 in regard of a really cheap FSX setup.

What about CPU? Sorry I'm a bit of a computer noob but I heard FSX is mainly cpu based. And I'm not looking for a really smooth FSX with high frame rates just a set up with average frame rate.

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Well, an APU is basically a combination of a CPU and a GPU, means it provides both the Processor and an integrated Graphics"card". APU's are ideal for office-computers due to this fact. And yes, FSX is mainly CPU based, that's why the choice of an AMD APU is so bad, as they do simply not provide enough CPU power compared to the Intel counterparts. That's why I recommend, if your budget is limited, to rather look for an i3 processor (CPU) which offers great single-core-performance together with a low-end graphics card from the nvidia branch, e.g. the GTX-750.


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Well, an APU is basically a combination of a CPU and a GPU, means it provides both the Processor and an integrated Graphics"card". APU's are ideal for office-computers due to this fact. And yes, FSX is mainly CPU based, that's why the choice of an AMD APU is so bad, as they do simply not provide enough CPU power compared to the Intel counterparts. That's why I recommend, if your budget is limited, to rather look for an i3 processor (CPU) which offers great single-core-performance together with a low-end graphics card from the nvidia branch, e.g. the GTX-750.

Hmm I'm going to look into the GTX-750 but first I need to see if my PC can run it. Thanks for help!

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