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Is it still advisable to get a low VRAM video card for FSX to not exhaust VAS? I use DX 10 preview mode, and I'm planning to get a 4GB GTX 960 as my 460 SE broke. I've read the problem is only a DX 9 thing, but I want to make sure I won't face the same issue since the FSX DX 10 preview is only a preview. Also, does the VideoMemoryOverride option work, and will I need to use it? I found a thread from 2011 that came to inconclusive results regarding the utility of this switch. I've never had OOM issues with my current setup, and I will get a lower VRAM card if 4 GB will cause me OOM's in FSX (it's the main game I play).


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Amount of VRAM has no effect on VAS even with dx9.

 

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Amount of VRAM has no effect on VAS even with dx9.

 

Bruceb

Thanks, that is what I used to think. However, I got a bit confused with threads like this: http://www.avsim.com/topic/373830-videomemoryoverride-does-it-really-work/ and http://www.avsim.com/topic/353625-why-is-a-3gb-graphics-card-not-good-for-fsx/page-2#entry2160874

However, those threads were a couple of years ago, when cards usually had lower VRAM than now, so I think I will take your word for it unless someone has a different opinion.


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Bruce is correct. VRAM quantity has nothing to do with VAS usage and the OOM problem. Go with the 4GB card - especially if you ever intend to use P3D.

 

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