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Extremly slow frame rates in P3D

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Hello,

I just installed P3D, and I have very slow frame rates. In the 3D cockpit, I'm only getting 6 FPS and in the 2D cockpit, I get 15 to 20. I am not running any add-ons, and my computer specs should be just fine. In FSX, I could easily get 25 to 30 while running add-ons like active sky. Is there anything I am doing wrong, or is there something I should upgrade? (hardware or software)

Thanks in advance,

Jason

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Hello,

I just installed P3D, and I have very slow frame rates. In the 3D cockpit, I'm only getting 6 FPS and in the 2D cockpit, I get 15 to 20. I am not running any add-ons, and my computer specs should be just fine. In FSX, I could easily get 25 to 30 while running add-ons like active sky. Is there anything I am doing wrong, or is there something I should upgrade? (hardware or software)

Thanks in advance,

Jason

 

What are your computer specs?

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I customized my computer from HP a few years back, so I don't remember the exact specs, but here is a link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03369941 I got somewhere on the better side. In P3D my specs are almost the default. All of the terrain settings are on medium, and there is no traffic at all. Besides that, everything is on default. I know my computer specs are not great, but I got much better in fsx.

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Have you got any undocked windows? Seems undocked windows can half your fps.

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If I undock the GPS in the stock B58, my fps halves.

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Check and see if you get any change in fps if you undock the GPS in the B58...No change may indicate (or may not) your sim is somehow set into this "odd half frame rate situation" in another way.

 

I checked this on another couple of PCs and they had the same symptoms.

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My frame rates without the gps are about 8, and when I pull up the gps, they only drop slightly. (1 to 2 FPS)

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but did you try right-click on it and choose "UnDock"?

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Undocking made no difference, and your fps is very poor. Maybe something in it. I've checked three different PCs all run OK, but show poor fps when undocking something. Is there anything "not included in the box" you've got in the sim or anything you can tell me? Your fps does seem sort of halved. Could be anything though, just a line of enquiry...

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No, there are very few clouds

The sim is all default. I just bought it the other day.

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You definitely got better than 30fps in FSX? Possibly the PC is just a bit underpowered, but I would have thought just about OK in P3D.

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In FSX, I was getting a maximum of 30 FPS. I usually got 20 to 25. I didn't pay a ton for the PC, so it may just be that the PC is under powered.


Thanks a lot for your help.

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Thank you too, because it's been interesting. The problem with the halving fps with the undocked window may well then be a situation arising with the NVidia drivers, so I'm glad you tried that test.

 

Probably need to get a proper PC rather than try to upgrade that one. They come on a lot recently. You read a lot about new CPUs but they still perform in little increments. Big increases come in PC speed with latest motherboards, memory, SSDs, and GPUs.

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You definitely got better than 30fps in FSX? Possibly the PC is just a bit underpowered, but I would have thought just about OK in P3D.

What graphics card do you have?

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I forget exactly which one I have, but is has about 1gb DDR3 of vram. I am planing to build a new computer in the near future, as this computer is not great quality (and a few years old), so it isn't worth upgrading.

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I would venture to guess that your video card is not up to the task. In doing a quick online search of GPU's that have 1gb or ddr3, that is in the realm of a gt720, gt601, or an ati5450. As P3D uses the GPU much more than FSX, I can see the scenario of much better frame rates in FSX than in P3D. Glad to hear that you will be upgrading your system and I am sure you will really enjoy P3D.

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