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The loading times with my FSX is way over 5 minutes

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You don't mention it, but have you done a complete, full defrag of your HD? Even on a new system, the install spreads files around like candy.

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You can get a trial version of Diskeeper. Works well. I use O&O butbelieve I will be swithching to Diskeeper soon.Defragging is a must especially after installation as well as after installing any type of addon.Craig ASUS A8N- nForce SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCIe MOBOAMD ATHLON64 3500+ CPU w/ HT TechLG GWA-4161 DVD/CDSeagate ST3160811AS 160GB Barracuda 9 7200RPM 8MB SATA II 3Gb/s NCQSeagate ST3160811AS 250GB Barracuda 9 7200RPM 8MB SATA II 3Gb/s NCQEVGA 7950 GT KO PCIe 512mb nvodngov19147-[Guru3D.com] drivers SB Audigy 22G Corsair PC 3200 400MHZ Dual Channel DDR Super Alien 500W P/STrack IR3 w/vectorCH Yolk & RuddersFS Genesis Terrain MeshActive SkyRC4

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Another 3rd party defrag utility you might want to check is Perfect Disk. I have version 6.0 but I think it's been updated. It's far better than the default XP defragger because, unlike the XP default defrag utility, it also defragments your page (swap) file and all system file.Bob

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Perfect disk has the best offline defragger for meta data, pagefile, etc. But O&O and Ultimate Defrag have better online defragging abilities with performance in mind.

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>My PC Specs:>Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.1Ghz>2GB Kingston DDR2 667 Dual Channel>Nvidia 7300GT 256MB GDDR3>120GB Seagate ATA133 HDD>>My FSX is using the following settings>Mesh 70%>Water Low 2.x>Autogen Dense>Bloom Off>Aircraft all on except Self Shadowing>Weather all on, cloud visibility 40miles>1024X768X32, Frame Unlimited, AA and AF off in the Sim AA4X>and AF8X from the Nvidia Control Panel>>Fiber_Frame 0.25>Texture Bandwhich: 100>Alexis,I wouldn't be surprised if your graphics card is the bottleneck on your system. Try to change Fiber_Frame to default, 0.33 and Texture Bandwidth to 200 or 300 and see if the loading time is reduced.Running FSX with Autogen Dense and Water 2.x is a pretty tough load to carry for a 7300GT. What loading time do you get if you reduce Autogen to Sparse, which is more like FS9, and Water textures to High 1.x?Ulf B

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The others are right in that a defrag is what you need--badly.Having said that, you have other issues.Your 7300GT card is, as was said, a weak link in your system. That Water Low 2.x will increase load times. I don't know what your texture resolution is set to, but that also has a significant effect on load times. So does the location you are loading. I changed my default flight to a remote location (get away from KSEA) and this helped the first load of the sim.My FSX loads a typical flight in 60-70 seconds.Do a search for the cfg command 'DisablePreLoad', which is tangentially related to the issue being discussed here.I think a good couple of defraggings will give you amazing improvement. If not, then you have some other config issue slowing it down.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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depending on the location, your load times can vary from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. yep. take a coffee break and come back in a bit. nothing that can fix it atm as far as i know.

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There is no way loading should take 10 min. no matter where you are unless your running an incredibly slow processor and graphics card. Please see above. Craig

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