MarioG75

Getting the best out of FSX

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Hi, I'm pretty new to getting FSX addons and such and I would appreciate help with tweaking my system to get the best performance. I know my specs are below par and I am working on getting better components but I would really appreciate some tweaks/help to get the best out of my current system.

Specs:
CPU - AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, 3800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
GPU - AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
RAM - 8GB
Storage - 200GB SSD and 500GB HDD
ASRock MOBO
 

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The AVSIM guide is definitely the way to go, I would also say don't go mad adding lots of complex aircraft and tweaking. I used to run FSX on a old dual core with an ATI 4870 GFX card when i first started and got very smooth performance using the guide.

 

 

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Yeah I think you are right, I have some basic addons like Aerosoft A320 ORBX global and then a few airports but nothing overboard. I'll load up a new fsx.cfg file and try out the guide. Also is there any good guides as far as AMD GPU settings go? All i seem to see is NVIDIA stuff. 

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Upon resetting my cfg file and applying the changes from the guide I havent seen a massive performance boost. I get around 9-14 fps in vc in aerosoft a320 and aerosoft frankfurt and 12-16 outside view. If i take frankfurt out of the equation and go to a default airport fps goes up by around 5-8 in each view. Is my system just unable for the 2 addons or is there anything i can do to increase it a bit more (just looking for something flyable not necessarily high fps)

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AMD processors and graphics cards simply do not perform as well as Intel processors and Nvidia graphics cards when it comes to FSX.  I suggest you keep the graphics sliders pushed towards the left side.  You might be able to overclock the CPU and get a little performance boost.

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