Sign in to follow this  
Guest henkb

2 free utilities that increased my fps greatly!

Recommended Posts

1) Smartclose-a very elegant program/process closer.http://www.snapfiles.com/get/smartclose.html2) Wincleaner memory optimizer:http://www.snapfiles.com/get/wcmemopt.htmlMy rig: 3.2 ghz Pentium 4, 3 gigs ram, Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS with 512 megs. Running at 1440X900 res, 32 bit,Anisotropic,Anti-aliasing,global textures very high, advanced animations,3d virtual cockpit,high resolution virtual cockpit,aircraft landing lights on,all scenery settings full right/checked except: texture res 1m,water effects 1.x, weather cloud draw distance 60, cloud coverage high,traffic 18%.At my home airport kptkwith the average fps counter in use-average reported :Neither utility used:12.3 with autogen full right23 with autogen full offAfter running Smartclose only:14.3 with autogen full right25 with autogen full offAfter running Smartclose and running Wincleaner:19 with autogen full right29 with autogen full offThey are free-give them a try! :-)http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

>1) Smartclose-a very elegant program/process closer.>http://www.snapfiles.com/get/smartclose.html>2) Wincleaner memory optimizer:>http://www.snapfiles.com/get/wcmemopt.html>Hey, man, I used the optimizer while in flight - over Alaska with cloud cover- getting 15fps. I ran the optimizer while running FSX (still in the same flight, did not close down FSX first) and my FPS jumped to 27 and pushing 30! Same conditions, same flight, same location.To get that I used 3-passes on the Maximizer. I was using a different memory tool to release RAM automatically, but it didn't do near as well as this one! Thanks for the tip! :-jumpy :-jumpy :-jumpy :-jumpy :-beerchug :-beerchug Samhttp://webpages.charter.net/sajamo/sorry.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried smart close and gave me a 4fps gain!! BUT1. every few seconds would bounce me back to windows2. despite having manually disabled the Macafree virus scan beforehand when it killed the background parts they were damaged or lost so had to reinstallREALLY COULD USE THOSE 4FPS SECOND ON MY MODEST SYSTEM!!!ANY IDEAS GREATLY APPRECIATEDANOTHER PROGRAM KILL??????????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HiI kill with FSAutostart so I tried the mem utility but nothing gained here.I do have a high end system and I keep it pretty clean. I was hoping for a few more. Thanks Geoffa for the post.Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot to mention that I did get a boost from using Cacheman 1.12.I went from an average 20 or so to 22. A definite gain for me. You guys may want to give it a try. Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the same specs as the original post but with 2 gigs of ram instead of three and gained 4-5 fps. Best tip yet for me!:-yellow1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

as always I respect your opinions and suggestions Geofa,however I believe that FSAutostart will accoplish both of these things plus many more startup options to boot...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>as always I respect your opinions and suggestions Geofa,>>however I believe that FSAutostart will accoplish both of>these things plus many more startup options to boot...Using the same startup situation I get 15 fps with FSAutostart and 20 fps with these two utilities. Also, FsAutostart won't defrag your memory if you have more then a gig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>1) Smartclose-a very elegant program/process closer.>http://www.snapfiles.com/get/smartclose.html>2) Wincleaner memory optimizer:>http://www.snapfiles.com/get/wcmemopt.html>>>My rig: 3.2 ghz Pentium 4, 3 gigs ram, Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS>with 512 megs. Running at 1440X900 res, 32>bit,Anisotropic,Anti-aliasing,global textures very high,>advanced animations,3d virtual cockpit,high resolution virtual>cockpit,aircraft landing lights on,>all scenery settings full right/checked except: texture res>1m,water effects 1.x, weather cloud draw distance 60, cloud>coverage high,traffic 18%.>At my home airport kptk>with the average fps counter in use-average reported :>>Neither utility used:>>12.3 with autogen full right>23 with autogen full off>>After running Smartclose only:>>14.3 with autogen full right>25 with autogen full off>>After running Smartclose and running Wincleaner:>>19 with autogen full right>29 with autogen full off>>They are free-give them a try! :-)>>http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgGeofa ,What processes left you running in your system (PC) ?RgdsAlberto Kunzel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used both, the first gave an increase of about 3 FPS, the second one nothing extra since i already run something familiar (Cacheman).After using Smartclose, i was not able to get my Anti-virus (AVAST!) running again, not with the build-in restore facilty, not manualy. Only with a reboot this was possible.I have another program running in the background which is called IE-Maximiser (to maximise every "new" internet explorer screen). This wasn't recovered either by Smartclose when using the restore function.If i configured Smartclose to leave these programs running, the gain was around 1 to 2 FPS. I must admit that my system ran already very clean with almost all services that are not needed already closed. That's why the the gain is not spectacular. But it will be for those people who have all their non-needed services still running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Wincleaner memory optimizer was what worked for me. I have a 3Ghz dual core, PCI express, 2G RAM, Dual Dell 20" wide-screen monitors. I get no gains from any program close utilities, but using Wincleaner my FPS doubled. I now have FPS set to a limit of 30, where it stays most of the time (it pushes 40 if left unlimited). Almost all graphics sliders maxed out and AI at 30% for planes and cars and about 15% for boats. I get this even with a browser open on the second monitor!I have to believe that more of you should be able see this kind of increase. :-kewl Note to get this I had to use THREE passes on the "Maximizer". Also, don't close the program or the gains will be gradually lost! For me, this utility makes FSX my sim of choice.Samhttp://webpages.charter.net/sajamo/sorry.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will try both Geof as I know you do your homework.I wonder if there will be any improvement as I try to keep my sys pretty well tuned and configged. But any little bit helps, nice find.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2530 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8, WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys, I am trying this winMem optimizer... BUT when I am in the sim and I leave winMem opened (minimized) it kicks in every 10mins and minimizes my FSX :( Does anyone know how to get around this?Thanks so muchTim :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this