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Hello, please, I'm having this issue that is bothering me a lot!!

 

My AMD Radeon graphic card just doesn't show at the FSX(MS) settings. It only has the option of the Intel one.

 

I have a Dell Inspiron 5548 notebook.

 

What should I do to solve this? Any ideas??

 

Thanks!!!!

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Right click on the FSX icon and see if you can select use Radon graphics.

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charlie, yes I do, FSX+SP1+2....(so SP2)....

 

n99wb, Im gonna try this....

 

cianpars, sorry, I didn't understand, could you be more specific, please?

 

Thank you all!!!!

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This once happened on my laptop -- Nvidia option disappeared from FSX, only Intel graphics remained.  I fixed it by doing a Windows System Restore.  Microsoft support told me to reinstall Windows but that wasn't necessary.  This may work if you previously could select your Radon card and now it has disappeared.

 

Mike

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This once happened on my laptop -- Nvidia option disappeared from FSX, only Intel graphics remained.  I fixed it by doing a Windows System Restore.  Microsoft support told me to reinstall Windows but that wasn't necessary.  This may work if you previously could select your Radon card and now it has disappeared.

 

Mike

Mike, the laptop is new, it's the very first time using FSX with it.

The Radeon card never showed up....

Thank you!

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Mike, the laptop is new, it's the very first time using FSX with it.

The Radeon card never showed up....

Thank you!

 

Hi Daniel,

 

Has the card shown up elsewhere?  Take a look in Device Manager and see if it is showing up.

 

Mike

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In many cases you cannot use a graphic chip and a video card at the same time. The chip mounted on the motherboard is native and the Bios will see it first and use it. On some newer machines that has changed. I forget what the call the function because I never buy a machine or motherboard with a graphic chip on it. In any event you are, on some, able to team up the chip and a video card. However, you should be able to disable the chip in Bios or Device Manager. Once done your Bios  or CMOS should see your video card and load it's functions for use. Intel has a tendency to lean on vendor/builders to use motherboards with their graphic chips on them, more money?

Good luck!

BaldyB

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Since this is a new laptop, I suggest you contact Dell support.  My laptop, which is five years old, has Intel and NVidia display cards built in and it works fine (except for problem I previously described).  On a new laptop you should not need to start mucking around in the BIOS, and you may cause the display or something else to stop working properly.

 

Mike

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OK, Windows 10.

First, in Win 10, you should install it to c:\anything (mine is c:\FSX)

because of administrative rights issues.

2nd, in my similarly configured laptop, I had to

do the right click thing. Not on the desktop shortcut,

but on the actual FSX.exe file in its FSX folder.

 

 

N99WB

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OK, Windows 10. First, in Win 10, you should install it to c:\anything (mine is c:\FSX) because of administrative rights issues. 2nd, in my similarly configured laptop, I had to do the right click thing. Not on the desktop shortcut, but on the actual FSX.exe file in its FSX folder. N99WB

I did a clean install of Win-10. I was distracted by an event while downloading FSX Steam Edition. Low and behold the whole works ended up in Program files(x86). Wasn't what I wanted! The whole works was installed on a new 490 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD. I figured I would take a look at the files and was surprised to see NO FSX-SE folders or files, only saw FSX named files, period. I started using FSX Steam Edition and never looked back. I don't care if it went into my back pocket of my pants, never had it so good, why change something that's running so well. I get very good frames, no stutters, Many thing can be changed in Win-10 to get rid of some system overhead. I find Win-10 to be excellent, particularly in networking machines together when using apps like Aivlasoft EFB etc. Yesterday I installed a new video card because I bought the Oculus Rift VR headset. I am running an old version v.1.0 Asus Sabertooth socket AM3+ with the FX-8350, 1600 memory. I pulled the old video card and dropped a XFX RX-480 ATI in it's place. Booted and saw a normal screen, not bad. Went to AMD site and DLoaded new drivers, installed them, saw a much better, faster response on my BenQ 1 ms monitor. Stuck an old Visio HD to it with a HDMI.2 cable and got a fantastic picture, very fluid with FSX Steam. I have been in partnership with another guy years ago when the Athlon was born. I remember well a rep for a competitor show up and said " We are running behind on filling orders for CPU's, cant make em fast enough, you might want to take that AMD sign off of your door window, we do take care of our good builders". Those kind of memory's fade slowly. I know better systems are available etc. After more than 500 builds I have learned a thing or two! I am looking at AMD new Zen or Rezen or Raisen or whatever they want to call it, don't matter about the name. It's architecture does matter, and it looks good, we shall see. Of course their are those who know more than the rest of us and claim it's no good, can't be. After all no pip skweek company can compete with the giant one, the BIG I. They then cry about not having a 64 bit FSX, 64-bits was AMD, not the big I .

Good luck!

BaldyB

 

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My AMD Radeon graphic card just doesn't show at the FSX(MS) settings. It only has the option of the Intel one.

 

 

 


OK, Windows 10. First, in Win 10, you should install it to c:\anything (mine is c:\FSX) because of administrative rights issues. 2nd, in my similarly configured laptop, I had to do the right click thing. Not on the desktop shortcut, but on the actual FSX.exe file in its FSX folder. N99WB

 

Sure enough n99wb is right!  Just go to your actual FSX top level folder as n99wb says -- not a shortcut -- and right click on FSX.exe.  You should see an option "Run with graphics processor."  Choose the Radeon.

 

Never knew about that before -- might have saved me a system restore.

 

Mike

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Sure enough n99wb is right! Just go to your actual FSX top level folder as n99wb says -- not a shortcut -- and right click on FSX.exe. You should see an option "Run with graphics processor." Choose the Radeon.



Never knew about that before -- might have saved me a system restore.



Mike

 

I didn't either! Having never actually bought a machine with on board graphics if I did know I forgot. All our business customers didn't care about such things for regular desktops, servers were a different matter.

Mike, next time, if your a serious simmer you may want to consider building your own machine. You will get a sense of satisfaction AND you will know exactly whats inside the darn thing. It's not that difficult at all. The first time may be a little daunting, the second a breeze. If you take your time and look good at parts before you put them in place you will do fine, example , some cards come with a protector now for the connector fingers that go into PCIE slots and so on. A guy came over and knocked on my door , didn't know him but saw him walking his dog a few times. Can you help me? I invited him in and discovered his problem. He put a USB/PCIE card in without removing the plastic safety strip. He used the short slot. He was lucky! The short slot split, had a crack in it , wouldn't hold a piece of paper much less a card. He had an unused PCIE x8 slot, stuck it in that one and he was a happy camper. Couldn't see any electrical damage.

Most vendors will state that their machine has Video like NVidia 970 or whatever, in most cases it's not the same as a real card, it's a cut down/dumb version of a 970.

When you build your own you know what your getting.

Glad things worked out for you.

Good luck

BaldyB

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for regular desktops, servers were a different matter.

Mike, next time, if your a serious simmer you may want to consider building your own machine. You will get a sense of satisfaction AND you will know exactly whats inside the darn thing. It's not that difficult at all.

 

Hi BaldyB,

 

I've thought about doing it, as a laptop is very constraining.  I do have considerable, albeit very old, experience in electronics and electronic repair, and in a sense current computer building is much simpler -- just plug in the various boards in the correct slots (with plastic protectors removed!).  But I'm afraid it would take me weeks of often-frustrating configuration work.  I spend too much time as it is tweaking rather than flying.

 

Mike

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