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Okay soo whats happend is i had to reinstall windows 10 because while it was updating i had a powercut and when i tried to boot into windows i had a blue screen while i was still running fsx before reinstalling windows i was getting 20-60fps ok high-medium sliders i used the exact same cfg right now but i am not getting the same frames i have use tweaks online etc these are my specs :
 
GPU/CPU AMD A4-3420 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 2.8GHZ
RAM 4.0 GB
Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6410D

All drivers are updated to latest verison too any i know i can run FSX with pmdg 737/777 and the airbus at stable FPS but i do not understand why this is happening. I did try to RUN shaders which let me down (but looked  cool) i did uninstall but not working i even had reinstalled it but still help :D

 

-PS Thanks for help in advanced and happy near year!

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Sorry, I viewed, but don't use Windows 10, AMD or Radeon graphics.  I would guess that some others that viewed are in a similar position.

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I would suggest starting with a clean FSX.cfg file - rename the existing one to fsx.cfg.bak and let FSX build a new one.

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First thing is to go with Windows 7 Pro x64. Tried W10 myself but reinstalled W7, and I did not regret it.

Found that W7 is much more reliable on my system than W10.

:-)

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First thing is to go with Windows 7 Pro x64. Tried W10 myself but reinstalled W7, and I did not regret it.

Found that W7 is much more reliable on my system than W10.

:-)

Thing is in all my other games i get more FPS before i got into Simulation i was running windows 7 but i had a free upgrade soo i did it i might do a dual boot give it a try but i don't know ill wait for more replys ;)

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I would suggest starting with a clean FSX.cfg file - rename the existing one to fsx.cfg.bak and let FSX build a new one.

done that many times ;(

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Thing is in all my other games i get more FPS ....

 

That's because all your other games no doubt take advantage of current GPU and CPU horsepower, RAM usage, not to mention latest DirectX tech, unlike a 10 year old sim which was "broken" before DX10.....

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First thing is to go with Windows 7 Pro x64. Tried W10 myself but reinstalled W7, and I did not regret it.

Found that W7 is much more reliable on my system than W10.

:-)

I also like Windows 7, but that is not the cause of the OP's problem.  :Shame On You:

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I also like Windows 7, but that is not the cause of the OP's problem.  :Shame On You:

 

And how can you be so sure about that? Please share. B) :rolleyes:

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And how can you be so sure about that? Please share. B) :rolleyes:

 

Lot of people run FSX on Windows 10 and like it, so that is not the cause of poor performance.

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I am running a Win 10 and AMD GPU system. I custom built it for 4k video editing/rendering so it's pretty beefy. I decided to try out FSX Steam Edition after using the box versions before. Like or dislike Steam, they do keep games/direct x/drivers n stuff up to date for the cutting edge game people. I never ran the boxed FSX on this new machine so I cant compare but a number or people state they get better frame rates with the SE edition. Maybe its the AMD users? It's so cheap anyways recommend you try that and report back. There are so many variables at play here I'm not surprised people haven't responded.

If you get the Steam version you will find lots of friendly tech-savvy gamers into flight simming with FSX on the forums there who post tips to get your particular system tweaked. You can almost hear the collective groans from the community here (and I dont blame them) when they see a question that has been asked so many times and answered in so many ways before over the last TEN years!

 

Good luck, let us know please if you change/learn anything that helps, don't just post "I fixed it!".

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I had a substantial increase with performance (fps) for my 55 inch 4K TV when I moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (note that the graphics are a bit different under a 4K TV than with monitors).  I also run x3 23 inch 1920x1080 LCD monitors, and a slew of flight sim devices.

 

I've been running Windows 10 Home for about 8 months, and to be honest I wouldn't go back to Windows 7 because of the performance increase I have.  It is fully stable.

 

Using the Default P3D F-22, I can get 138+ frames per second at the default airfield (EGLIN AFB) with FTX Global/Vector, REX4 and REX5 installed. Subtract frames per usual for adding payware airports and payware airliners.  Though I run with a frame rate limited to 40fps, if I switch to unlimited frames I'm able to sustain 70+ frames in the Aerosoft Airbus (known to be a bit hard on the frames). 

 

The only tweak I use is Affinity Mask, as I run a host of other software while flying.

 

SYSTEM:

i7-4770K, non-overclocked, running in Turbo (Boost) Mode up to 4.3 - though I could go up to 4.5 without issues).

GTX960 Graphics Card, pushing the 4K TV and x3 23 inch HD Monitors.

 

 

Best wishes to everyone.

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<----------- THIS IS FSX STEAM -------------->

 

Of course I read that before I started my reply but had forgotten by the end of it.

I also run a 55inch 4k tv and TWO monitors (think thats the max my R9 390x can handle) but am not getting the frames Dave is getting.

But..he's running P3D? Or am i getting senile way too early ? :/

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Lot of people run FSX on Windows 10 and like it, so that is not the cause of poor performance.

I can second what Bert said.  I'm running FSX Steam on Windows 10 and getting good performance with my system and that was before the tweaking.

Intel I5 6400 2.7 GHz

8 GB DDR4 Ram

GTX 970

I did also use Xtreme FSX PC to do some tweaking.  It makes it a snap to try things and back-up your fsx.cfg file and save different versions.  I mostly excepted the recommended tweaks and got an improvement in fps over the stock settings.

 

Bill

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;-; you have beast pc's soo you can get more frames while a here with a crap HP computer :( any help i really want to fly my pmdg 777

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;-; you have beast pc's soo you can get more frames while a here with a crap HP computer :sad: any help i really want to fly my pmdg 777

In the PMDG performance menu in the FMC, change the fps setting to 10 for every display except the PFD to 15 in the 3D VC

 

Turn hyperthreading off in your bios. Make sure you have an updated bios, and all updated drivers.

 

Move your fsx.cfg file to your desktop and let it rebuild. Then only add the affinitymask section setting best for your cpu.

 

Did you run all the simconnect installers and follow the PMDG guide?

 

Did you setup fsx sliders according to that guide and the avsim guide? put mesh to 5m and autogen to normal. water to 1x high.

 

Many more things you can do after this but this should help get smooth fsx flying. AMD is not the first choice for fsx so search around for AMD guides to make changes using their software.

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Tweaking is just that. Making small improvements to a solid installation. Sounds like you don't have that. Try backing up your fsx.cfg then deleting it and let fsx build a new one. Better or worse? The 777 is a beast sim in itself. Running it before your base fsx is stable and smooth will cause problems.

I didn't always have a beast pc. I had crappy ones too. When I first got the 737 ngx I had to turn down every setting to zero and fly only at night so the scenery wouldn't bother me. If the 777 is your main reason to fly you could try the same. Flying in the dark is better than a slideshow in the day!

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First thing is to go with Windows 7 Pro x64. Tried W10 myself but reinstalled W7, and I did not regret it.

Found that W7 is much more reliable on my system than W10.

:-)

 

I used Win 7 Pro since it intro. Switched to Win 10 After the deadline using the free ISO. I found it so good I purchased another copy for a different machine. I did a clean install of FSX-SE and let it install in Program Files(X86).

I found Win 10 to be much better at networking than Win 7. I run Aivlasoft Data provider on 1 machine and the EFB on the other.

Thru all the updates and so on I have had 0 problems, period. One night my son in-law tripped a circuit breaker by accident and killed my power, I was on a flight. With restoration of power and a reboot I found myself exactly where I was when the power went out. I know it's hard to believe but so help me god it's true. I couldn't believe my eyes for a minute! I do not for the life of me understand why some have so many problems with Win 10. MS is nosy and all that for sure. However you can shut out a lot of fluff and you may have to repeat with some updates. I don't find it a big deal, a few minutes of my time is worth the stability I see with Win 10.

With regard to FSX-SE, I found recently that Dovetails installation in Program Files(x86) you have no need to worry about user control, they fixed that. I would advise you to go into the exceptions of any anti virus apps to stop em from screwing around with FS files, including add-ons. 

With Win 10 and FSX-SE I have a much better experience with flying PMDG aircraft!

Best wishes

BaldyB

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Have to add here that I am using FSX-SE and due to worsening frame rates and crashes I decided to delete fsx.cfg like I used to do back in the day with boxed edition to rebuild it. Now FSX SE crashes on load every time. It creates a new fsx.cfg then crashes leaving it blank.

So I restored from the back up I made and it loaded again.

I wonder if anyone else can confirm that with the Steam Edition deleting/renaming fsx.cfg is no longer an option? ie instant crash on load after?

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I wonder if anyone else can confirm that with the Steam Edition deleting/renaming fsx.cfg is no longer an option? ie instant crash on load after?

 

Hi Russell,

 

I wish I could confirm the issue, but I just deleted my FSX.SE.CFG and it was rebuilt without issue and FSX:SE started okay.

 

Ernie

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So I restored from the back up I made and it loaded again.
I wonder if anyone else can confirm that with the Steam Edition deleting/renaming fsx.cfg is no longer an option? ie instant crash on load after?




Could be Russell

Where did you install FSX-SE. Like I said, It wants to be in Program Files(X86). No need to worry about user control/permissions etc. Don't forget about exceptions in virus and other spyware apps. If you installed in the root of your HD i.e. C:FSX it may make a difference. It may look for the .cfg file In the wrong place? Not sure what else to suggest. I do know that this is the best implementation of FSX I have ever had! Good frames, smooth as silk every where I fly with the PMDG aircraft and that was before I installed an AMD RX-480 for Oculus VR and Flyinside.

Best

BaldyB

Denis Bolduc

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I installed it in its own steam/ folder on the ssd main drive. Fastest ssd in system (funny how once you go all ssd you want go even faster!)

I have a number of addons, ftx/global/vector/regions/airports as2016/rex and have no folder/permission conflicts.

The only thing I couldn't do was delete the cfg!

Don't want let steam verify/rebuild too many changes from default.

 

Well i went in and manually edited the cfg like the old days, removing highmem fix etc as no longer needed and got my PMDG/Orbx Airport (ex-dense settings) frames back to 20 from the appalling

9/10 I was getting last night (was a very late night).

Took me all morning but it was worth it. Backed up the GOOD cfg file too of course.

Thanks for suggestions and help!

Russ

 

I feel like fps rating all the Orbx airports and making a spreadsheet (like I did for the instrument aids available) as they do differ in complexity somewhat The above 20fps is PMDG 738 OrbX AS2016 Realtime Wx / KSEZ with All Global/Vector/Regions/Airports for all the world activated at once (for testing see if it makes a difference actually turning those not in use off - 86 Airports loaded at present)

(Tongass Fjords X loaded)

Also FS Global Next world map all regions.

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<----------- THIS IS FSX STEAM -------------->

 

With FSX Steam, i only use affinity mask and usepools=0(water at least at high 2x needed)tweaks. They help performance(fps). Texture loading is tweaked well by default with FSX Steam. In addition, i use  vsync tweak - 1/2 refresh rate in nvidia inspector with 30fps locked inside fsx(for smoothness)

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Not so much need for tweaking these days. I'm sure most of us have decent rigs now. I don't run any now compared to some years ago with my old PC. Though it could be frustrating it was sort of a hobby in itself then.

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