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Hi Everyone! 

 

I've recently returned back home to my sim computer after about 2 months of living away. When I booted it up, I did my typical "update everything" flow and updated Windows 10, SODE (with C++ Update), FS2Crew 747 QOTSII, FSDreamTeam (Live Update), and Orbx Libraries. Basically everything I could think of that wasn't already updated since April 2018. I then bought the much anticipated QW787 and installed it. 

I went to start a flight the next day from IAH-ANC using the PMDG 737 and my frames seemed LOCKED at 15. My rig usually gets around 25-30 if not more, especially at a less difficult airport like FSDreamTeam IAH, or at the very least seems smooth. We are at a complete loss for what to do. So far I have uninstalled and reinstalled everything I updated, updated my NVIDIA drivers, checked and double checked all of the settings in the sim and in NVIDIA, made sure that the SSD, GPU, CPU, and Graphics Cards were all running correctly, checked to make sure the overclock was still configured, and even trashed and rebuilt the shaders and the .cfg file. At the moment I am re-downloading P3D just in case I need to wipe everything and start over. -

WHAT HAS HAPPENED?!

T

 

SPECS: 

I7 7700k OC to 4.4ghz,

GTX 1080,

32GB RAM,

1TB SSD drive

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Did you delete the prepar3d.cfg to let the sim rebuild it. Also delete shader cache.

Edited by Nemo

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Just did both and relaunched... no change. Getting 16fps on the ground with low settings in a default a/c at a default airport. 

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Possibly Windows 10 has installed a new graphics card driver that you need to change.

You are not the first to report this type of problem.

Try  removing it and installing the latest from Nvidia in its place.

From the installer menu, select custom and Clean Install.

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If you are getting the lower frames while sitting in the cockpit right after the scenario loads, try going to Spot View and spinning around the airplane several times.  If that increases your frame rates, it's a "gremlin" in the sim that doesn't load the outside scenery completely until you force it to by bringing it "into view" when you spin around the airplane in Spot View. It happens a lot if you also have the Dynamic Lights turned on in the Graphics settings, until you go to Spot View and spin around the aircraft several times. The airport you loaded for your scenario is trying to use it's dynamic lights (if it has them) and until you Spot View and spin around the airplane, your frame rates may be tanked. 

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I'm having the same issue. Been away from the sim for a couple of days and all of the sudden frames don't exceed 15-20 even on a clean P3D, without any addons, all sliders to the left. Deleted the cfg, the shaders, reverted back graphics driver..all for nothing! Been sitting on it for hours now and no solution whatsoever.

My reg: i7-7700k (not OC)
GTX 1080 (latest driver)
16GB RAM (3000MHz)
500GB SSD

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Any chance you use Nvidia Inspector and accidentally limited the frames that way?  

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I'm not and have never used Nvidia Inspector. I was working perfectly fine last week. Today I had my first free day in to do a flight, did not install any addons or drivers and the fps is just horrendous. Since then I remove all addons, updated drivers and BIOS and not even a clean install of P3D has fixed it for me. I'm really running out of ideas..

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I bet the culprit are the windows updates.

 

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@JoeFackel Checked that as well and the only update it installed within this week was a security update. I still deleted it, cause you never know with Windows, but still no difference.

Loading up the default scenario of P3D I get 15 fps max with sliders all the way to the left, while my CPU (10%), RAM (20%), GPU (8%)

Edited by kr2008wm

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Did you install the novel nVidia driver on top of the old one or did you select "new installation"? If you did the latter, check that your nVidia driver settings are the same as before. Then: make sure that none of the Windows Updates changed your settings regarding the Windows 10 game mode. BTW: what Hz number does your monitor run with when using P3D?

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I installed the newest driver using the GeForce experience, so not sure how it installed.  I have my monitor set at 60Hz, the lowest I can set it.

Not sure where to find windows 10 game settings.  I’ll have to check that.  

Thanks for the replying.

 

 

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And, if possible: check other games. Do you also experience such a FPS loss?

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10 hours ago, AnkH said:

And, if possible: check other games. Do you also experience such a FPS loss?

P3d is all I have installed at the moment.

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10 hours ago, AnkH said:

Did you install the novel nVidia driver on top of the old one or did you select "new installation"? If you did the latter, check that your nVidia driver settings are the same as before. Then: make sure that none of the Windows Updates changed your settings regarding the Windows 10 game mode. BTW: what Hz number does your monitor run with when using P3D?

Nothing is running in the background as far as windows 10 game mode.

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2 minutes ago, Jeff Nielsen said:

P3d is all I have installed at the moment.

Not experiencing the same issue as you, have done two flights from KSTS to KMRY in the Alabeo P31, frame rates were as normal for me , set at 30, and recorded 23-29 . I did  down load and install drivers 398.11 before the update, this was done thro' Geforce Experience.

It may be worth trying downloading the drivers direct from Nvidia , carry out a 'custom' install and click on ' clean install'.

bob

 

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2 minutes ago, onebob said:

Not experiencing the same issue as you, have done two flights from KSTS to KMRY in the Alabeo P31, frame rates were as normal for me , set at 30, and recorded 23-29 . I did  down load and install drivers 398.11 before the update, this was done thro' Geforce Experience.

It may be worth trying downloading the drivers direct from Nvidia , carry out a 'custom' install and click on ' clean install'.

bob

 

I've got the same driver version installed through geforce experience as well.

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47 minutes ago, Jeff Nielsen said:

I've got the same driver version installed through geforce experience as well.

sorry I didn't get back sooner watching the P v S match.

If you have done a clean install then its not worth repeating . did notice in your post at P3D you mentioned a texture issue so not to sure if you have done a refresh on the 'Shades' folder.

bob

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21 minutes ago, onebob said:

sorry I didn't get back sooner watching the P v S match.

If you have done a clean install then its not worth repeating . did notice in your post at P3D you mentioned a texture issue so not to sure if you have done a refresh on the 'Shades' folder.

bob

Textures are fine.  Yes, refreshed the shaders folder.

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I noticed that Chrome.exe is spiking and is freezing my PC for a second.  I wonder if this is the problem. 

 

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I am trying to figure out the same issue.

I have a 8700k at 4.9ghz along with a evga hybrid 1080ti and I have good fps locked at 30hz but then it goes all over the place.

Its weird.

Never had an issue until I built a new system

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Just tried another flight and now I get incredible sound clipping to go with it.  I'm really at a loss as to what's going on.

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Hi All!

 

The culprit was discovered and much to my surprise it was actually FSDT's GSX which was just recently updated. I went over to their forums and there are COUNTLESS users reporting the exact same problem I am (capping the sim at 10-15fps no matter what situation is loaded). Unfortunately FSDT says they "can't replicate the problem" and that we all have to patiently wait for v4.3 to see if that changes anything. In the meantime I've uninstalled all FSDT products including Addon Manager and I'm back up to between 30-60 depending on where I'm flying. Upset that I can't use the products that I paid for right now, but I'm able to fly with good frames rn which is more important!

 

 

 

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Well, I've seemed to fix my issues.  I have no clue as to how, but I did.

I was so elated to get over 100 SMOOTH FPS leaving PHX I turned around just north if DVT above 20,000 feet and hand flew it back.  Made a near perfect visual landing.  The sound crackles came back a little, but I paused the sim and unpaused it and they went away.

I think that's the first time I've hand flown a tube liner in FS.  I've never had a rig that could handle it.  I got the usual 30+ frames in the city, but more than manageable.

I didn't have WX running, just PMDG, ORBX(all), and Flightbeam's PHX.

I've done a ton of testing to get this, but have no clue as to what the trick was.  I think when making changes you need to restart the sim a lot to let the changes take effect.

One thing I didn't use on this flight was GSX though.

Edited by Jeff Nielsen
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