Acerazus

Takes a long time for textures to load in

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First off, I apologise if this is posted in the wrong topic.

I noticed that when I switch views, for example, from the cockpit to wing view, the plane is grey. After 10-15 seconds the textures fully load, showing the plane in all its glory. When I switch back from the plane view to the cockpit, again, the cockpit is fully grey and the textures don't load until 10-15 seconds later. It's really annoying and I'm wondering whether it's to do with my hard drive. If I was to invest in an SSD, would the textures load instantly, or is it a graphics card issue?

 

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Adding the SSD would not help in texture loading..  What is your System specs. primarily the CPU speed and Graphics card?

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3 minutes ago, charliearon said:

Adding the SSD would not help in texture loading..  What is your System specs. primarily the CPU speed and Graphics card?

I have an i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20Ghz with GeForce GTX 650 Ti. I also have 8Gb of DDR3 RAM

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I have a very slow CPU at 2.0 GHZ and I see the same thing, especially when using a great quality

aircraft like the C-47 Ver.3 or similar aircraft.  The best thing I can think of is to make sure you

have nothing else running in the background like your browser, antivirus scans, etc.

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Under Graphics in the FSX.cfg, do you have the highmemfix=1 fix?

Best regards,

Jim

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8 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

Under Graphics in the FSX.cfg, do you have the highmemfix=1 fix?

Best regards,

Jim

Surprising enough, I don't! I thought it was already installed but I'll have to do it later as I'm currently flying from Denver to Heathrow in the PMDG. Thanks for the advice though.

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1 hour ago, Jim Young said:

Under Graphics in the FSX.cfg, do you have the highmemfix=1 fix?

Best regards,

Jim

Good idea!  Would have thought that FSX-SE would have put that in there to begin with.  Will file

that into my infinitely indexed memory bank.

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Apologize as I forgot this topic was about FSX-SE.  The fix is not needed in FSX-SE:

 

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2 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

Apologize as I forgot this topic was about FSX-SE.  The fix is not needed in FSX-SE:

 

Ah well then, I guess it could be something to do with my graphics card? I have overclocked it many times (which resulted in several crashes to my pc possibly causing potential damage to my graphics card).

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9 minutes ago, Acerazus said:

Ah well then, I guess it could be something to do with my graphics card? I have overclocked it many times (which resulted in several crashes to my pc possibly causing potential damage to my graphics card).

I'd lean more towards CPU than Graphics card at this point.  You never mentioned what aircraft you are in.  Default, 3rd party freeware, payware?  Any problems with rendering the scenery, airports, AI traffic?

OK, sorry!  Forgot you mentioned the PMDG!

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1 minute ago, charliearon said:

I'd lean more towards CPU than Graphics card at this point.  You never mentioned what aircraft you are

in.  Default, 3rd party freeware, payware?  Any problems with rendering the scenery?

Well, I am currently flying a British Airways PMDG 747-400 from Denver to London Heathrow. I used freeware scenery for Denver but I have payware scenery for Heathrow. I also use Orbx FTX Global. Loading the scenery is no problem but loading in the aircraft is not the same.

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Overclocking a graphics card is not recommended plus, even if you could OC it, you would see periodic stability issues and it really is not going to give you much of a performance boost.  Not in this game.  P3DV4 is doing much better with OC'd (by the Manufacturer) graphics cards. 

If you look at my recommended settings in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide, you will see the recommended Nvidia Inspector settings.  The setting that will bring your graphics card down is the AA-Transparency SS setting higher than 2x Sparse Grid SS.  You will see some shimmering but it is better than going to 4x's or 8x's.  I hardly notice any shimmering.

Best regards,

Jim

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Here comes my dumb question for the weekend........Are you flying FSX online now through Steam?

Have you run it offline and experienced the same situation?

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1 minute ago, charliearon said:

Here comes my dumb question for the weekend........Are you flying FSX online now through Steam?

Have you run it offline and experienced the same situation?

I don't find it dumb. I'm flying on FSX:SE right now on VATSIM. Yes, it's launched via Steam but I haven't tried it yet when I'm offline.

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12 minutes ago, Acerazus said:

I don't find it dumb. I'm flying on FSX:SE right now on VATSIM. Yes, it's launched via Steam but I haven't tried it yet when I'm offline.

You may find that it performs better when your browser isn't stealing CPU cycles.

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I found I had the same thing on my old system and FSX.  Switching views I would sometimes find myself in a gray Carenado cockpit for ten or fifteen seconds.  Problem went away with my new system and P3d4.

John

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4 minutes ago, Cactus521 said:

I found I had the same thing on my old system and FSX.  Switching views I would sometimes find myself in a gray Carenado cockpit for ten or fifteen seconds.  Problem went away with my new system and P3d4.

John

Maybe it's time to move on? To move to a new simulator? To be honest I was planning to get p3dv4 anyway. What are your specs?

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17 minutes ago, Acerazus said:

Maybe it's time to move on? To move to a new simulator? To be honest I was planning to get p3dv4 anyway. What are your specs?

My new system is an I7 7700 running at 3.6 GHZ.  The bundled vid card is a 1060  GTX with 3GB of VRAM.  My motherboard has 8GB of RAM.  My HD is a Western Digital running at 7200 rpm.

I loaded MSE California, it stays crisp and clear with my fps locked at 33 fps.  My fps stays at 33 fps, when unlocked it jumps between 40-70 fps.  I don't use autogen over photoreal scenery, I run with 25 pct. AI, just enough to keep the sim populated with aircraft, and I have my AA set at 4X.  Everything else in P3D is maxed.

In XP11 I have everything maxed except for AA, which again I keep at 4X.  FPS there with the default aircraft are phenomenal.

Only other benchmarks I have are No Limits 2 Coaster sim, which runs buttery smooth, and the Valley benchmark from UIEngine, which comes in at 70fps with settings maxed.

John

I should add my system is configured for gaming, thus no background apps that can slow performance.  I run with browsers closed and all other apps closed.  No multitasking when I sim.

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I have exactly the same problem, though the VC textures are white rather than gray. It only happens after changing views. It doesn't seem related to overall performance - I rarely see FPS below 24 and I use almost all of the available Orbx regional sceneries and about 250 complex addon airport sceneries. My system is an older one but still quite capable and video card is state of the art so I truly don't think it's hardware.

Sometimes it's accompanied by the clouds showing as rectangles. It's only an occasional thing but annoying when it does happen. My suspicion is that it's caused by other programs running in the background and soaking up memory but I haven't been able to identify any particular culprit.

Is there any word not allowed-proof (for me) utility that can shut down all background programs that are not essential for running FSX-SE and related programs?

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18 minutes ago, kiwiflyer45 said:

I have exactly the same problem, though the VC textures are white rather than gray. It only happens after changing views. It doesn't seem related to overall performance - I rarely see FPS below 24 and I use almost all of the available Orbx regional sceneries and about 250 complex addon airport sceneries. My system is an older one but still quite capable and video card is state of the art so I truly don't think it's hardware.

Sometimes it's accompanied by the clouds showing as rectangles. It's only an occasional thing but annoying when it does happen. My suspicion is that it's caused by other programs running in the background and soaking up memory but I haven't been able to identify any particular culprit.

Is there any word not allowed-proof (for me) utility that can shut down all background programs that are not essential for running FSX-SE and related programs?

Any relationship to this thread back in May? 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 4:06 PM, charliearon said:

Any relationship to this thread back in May? 

 

There may be some relationship but I don't think so. The black rectangles show up when an effect like VASI lights shows up in the distance - then when I get a bit closer the texture loads and it's normal. The other issue only happens when changing views and distance doesn't influence it as it's inside the VC... If the video card is the common issue, then it may be that I'm not using the optimum settings for it, ?????

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