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I am currently building a home cockpit with 5 monitors running FSX steam edition.

I have replaced our 27inch main monitor with a 34 inch ultrawide that works great and have also removed and put up for sale our vr insight cdu2 that was causing problems due to the amount of screens .

The current spec is as follows

PC i7 7700k 

GTX 1070TI 8GB

GTX 970 4GB

FSX Steam edition

1x Samsung ultrawide 34 inch 1440p display port main monitor on 1070ti 

2 x Acer 19 inch PFD/ND landscape with dual head 2 go on 970 landscape

1x 10 inch Upper EICAS VGA to hdmi converter on 970  portrait

1 19 inch widescreen monitor Lower EiCAS and FMC's vga to display port converter on 970 landscape

PMDG 737 and PMDG 777

I can now run all monitors on each card successfully but occasionally when i change aircraft views fsx freezes and crashes to desktop.

Would it be better and more stable to move to P3D V4.5 for this set up.

 

 

 

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Or perhaps wait until MicroSoft Flightsim is released and see what that has to offer.

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I use P3D with PMDG 737 for my cockpit built and it is stable without any issues. Using a total of 7 monitors. 

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I have had no problems with P3D and I have used up to 4 monitors. They may still offer the 1 month $10 option you could try it out for yourself. But lets face it, once you do you wont be going back to FSX.


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On 1/12/2020 at 1:15 PM, Gonsey said:

I am currently building a home cockpit with 5 monitors running FSX steam edition.

I have replaced our 27inch main monitor with a 34 inch ultrawide that works great and have also removed and put up for sale our vr insight cdu2 that was causing problems due to the amount of screens .

The current spec is as follows

PC i7 7700k 

GTX 1070TI 8GB

GTX 970 4GB

FSX Steam edition

1x Samsung ultrawide 34 inch 1440p display port main monitor on 1070ti 

2 x Acer 19 inch PFD/ND landscape with dual head 2 go on 970 landscape

1x 10 inch Upper EICAS VGA to hdmi converter on 970  portrait

1 19 inch widescreen monitor Lower EiCAS and FMC's vga to display port converter on 970 landscape

PMDG 737 and PMDG 777

I can now run all monitors on each card successfully but occasionally when i change aircraft views fsx freezes and crashes to desktop.

Would it be better and more stable to move to P3D V4.5 for this set up.

 

 

 

Hi. Is not recommended to use a higher graphic card both another lower than it. Because the higher only works like the lower. My english is not so good but I I think you understand me. It is better use two similar cards in crossfire or sli. 

I have 970 gtx 4gb with 3 outputs to 3 monitors 32'', the forth output to matrox 3headgo(3 monitors for ND, PFD,engines) and I have another external output USB graphic card for touch screen 27'' and not problem with all this configuration. 

737 800 pmdg. Fsx.

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3 hours ago, sudqui said:

Hi. Is not recommended to use a higher graphic card both another lower than it. Because the higher only works like the lower.

This is demonstrably untrue.

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I Agree there is no way a higher graphics card works like a lower with 2 different cards.

All I need to know is if I move to P3D with my current config can I drive another  monitor for overhead bringing the total to six without crashes and what sort of framerates can I expect, currently getting 27-32 fps with FSX in current config

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