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My FPS is good in cruise, but gets to be in the teens during approach and landing. What P3D settings should I use? What tweaks could I make?

Computer:

    Intel Core i7 7700 @ 3.60GHz    
    Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
    24.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1196MHz 
Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0VHXCD (U3E1)
Graphics
    S24F350 (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Intel HD Graphics 630 (Dell)
    8192MB ATI AMD Radeon RX 480 (Dell)    53 °C
    CrossFire Disabled
Storage
    931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A0 (SATA )    39 °C
    238GB NVMe THNSN5256GPUK NV (RAID (SSD))

 

The game is installed on the SSD. 

 

Thanks for any help!

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Get that 7700 above 4.5 for starters - 3.6 will not cut it.

 

Vic

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Might want to look at the memory aswell, ideally you want DDR 4 @ 3200mhz or above, CAS 14 would be even idealler! 

 

My two pence 👻

Edited by djbully

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Definitely agreeing with the others - OC that i7, as it can definitely do better, and that memory seems terribly slow... Consider an upgrade. As djbully says, I have 3200 and that works very well for me, but you cna probably go for slower speeds (3000?) if money is a concern. I think Newegg might have a sale going on as we speak. Finally, I haven used AMD for P3D ever, but I remember reading posts saying that Nvidia graphics 'play nicer' with P3D than AMD? I have no idea to what AMD card a 1070 compares, but for me the 1070 was a great compromise between price and performance.

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

Get that 7700 above 4.5 for starters - 3.6 will not cut it.

 

Vic

Is that possible with a non-K processor?

 

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You might be able to get to 4.2 on a non k nit not over that. If your mobo has a turbo boost opion you might try that first and see how it goes.

 

Vic

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On 7/27/2018 at 3:26 PM, vgbaron said:

You might be able to get to 4.2 on a non k nit not over that. If your mobo has a turbo boost opion you might try that first and see how it goes.

 

Vic

 

On 7/27/2018 at 2:08 PM, Benjamin J said:

Definitely agreeing with the others - OC that i7, as it can definitely do better, and that memory seems terribly slow... Consider an upgrade. As djbully says, I have 3200 and that works very well for me, but you cna probably go for slower speeds (3000?) if money is a concern. I think Newegg might have a sale going on as we speak. Finally, I haven used AMD for P3D ever, but I remember reading posts saying that Nvidia graphics 'play nicer' with P3D than AMD? I have no idea to what AMD card a 1070 compares, but for me the 1070 was a great compromise between price and performance.

 

On 7/27/2018 at 1:53 PM, djbully said:

Might want to look at the memory aswell, ideally you want DDR 4 @ 3200mhz or above, CAS 14 would be even idealler! 

 

My two pence 👻

I have a non-K cpu. I am looking at either buying a i7-8086K cpu that I can overclock up to 5 ghz, or upgrading to CAS 16, 4 x 8gb Memory at a 3200mhz rate. Which should be my priority?

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15 minutes ago, austinrc said:

I have a non-K cpu. I am looking at either buying a i7-8086K cpu that I can overclock up to 5 ghz, or upgrading to CAS 16, 4 x 8gb Memory at a 3200mhz rate. Which should be my priority?

The CPU, but will an 8086K run in that Dell motherboard?

Greg

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8 minutes ago, lownslo said:

The CPU, but will an 8086K run in that Dell motherboard?

Greg

How can I find out?

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First can you post your P3Dv4 Settings even screenshots should work.  What sceneries / addons are you having low fps?

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11 hours ago, lownslo said:

The CPU, but will an 8086K run in that Dell motherboard?

Greg

 

On 7/27/2018 at 3:26 PM, vgbaron said:

You might be able to get to 4.2 on a non k nit not over that. If your mobo has a turbo boost opion you might try that first and see how it goes.

 

Vic

 

On 7/27/2018 at 2:08 PM, Benjamin J said:

Definitely agreeing with the others - OC that i7, as it can definitely do better, and that memory seems terribly slow... Consider an upgrade. As djbully says, I have 3200 and that works very well for me, but you cna probably go for slower speeds (3000?) if money is a concern. I think Newegg might have a sale going on as we speak. Finally, I haven used AMD for P3D ever, but I remember reading posts saying that Nvidia graphics 'play nicer' with P3D than AMD? I have no idea to what AMD card a 1070 compares, but for me the 1070 was a great compromise between price and performance.

Checked task manager while in game. CPU is only running at about 30% usage, GPU at 100%. Does this mean my CPU can handle it but not my GPU?

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No, it's not that simple.

Honestly?  Dump the Dell and start putting together a system that will work for you. Putting ANY other hardware into  Dell without knowing a bit about systems is just asking for trouble and a waste of money.

Your CPU is slow, your memory is slow, the mobo is not compatible with a decent upgrade and Nvidia video cards are still far better than AMD.

Again, adding any hardware to that system will be a waste of money. See if you can overclock it and adjust your settings and that's really about all you can do.

Vic

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

No, it's not that simple.

Honestly?  Dump the Dell and start putting together a system that will work for you. Putting ANY other hardware into  Dell without knowing a bit about systems is just asking for trouble and a waste of money.

Your CPU is slow, your memory is slow, the mobo is not compatible with a decent upgrade and Nvidia video cards are still far better than AMD.

Again, adding any hardware to that system will be a waste of money. See if you can overclock it and adjust your settings and that's really about all you can do.

Vic

Thanks for the advice. I don’t really have the time or money to ditch this system all together. I’m going to upgrade the ram to a faster set and possibly get a GTX 1080, hopefully this will give me the boost I need.

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By itself, the ram upgrade will not be noticeable, don't waste funds. The 1080 or a 1080Ti will improve but you will still be limited unless you can kick up that CPU above 4.

Clock the CPU as is and see how your system improves, also after adjusting settings a bit. Then consider adding the 1080 if budget allows. 

Vic

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