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What's your FSX "LOAD" time?

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I would say a minute or less. I use two drives in a raid 0 format. I use most of what you have with the exception of cloud 9. I have X-Graphics.

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Just tried it and timed it...35 seconds with FSgenesis mesh,Utx,Asx,X graphics and FSgenesis landclass.Intel E6700 @ 3.8ghz2 gig Corsair Pc2-8500 @ 1066mhzEvga 680i nVidia motherboardEvga 7950GT 512 mb 163.44 Drivers2 74gig WD 10,000 rpm Raptors Raid 0Thermaltake 750watt Toughpower PsuAcer 22" Widescreen LCD

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35 seconds for me, but I noticed that the flight was already being loaded while I was waiting for my clock to zero. So, it may not be a fair measure.Mike.

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Hello,My load time is almost the same than yours.In my opinion it depends on the number of sceneries, aircrafts, AIAircrafts, ...I use "Filemon" it shows the access made to the HD and files , it is very interresting to "see" how many I/Os FSX does before starting the game....FYI my load time for "free flight" is almost 4 minutes , again use "Filemon" it is very interresting;Why not have the possibility to have a "compiled" version of FSX next to the actual one.By "compiled" I mean a set of files that are the result of a "compiled" action by FSX and that the game does NOT need to read to confirm the presence. Example : you use the actual version to add Afcads, change sceneries, ...... when all is OK ask FSX to "compile" the game and save the "blocked" files.When FSX Start , just ask the for the compiled version and we should have a faster load.Just an idea ....

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My load time which is based on the time I click on the FSX Icon on the desktop and FSX is running in full screen mode is 25 secs.I start FSX with a saved flight for KATL using the B737 default plane.Every slider (ALL) is maxed including the 4 terrain settings except autogen which is set to Dense.All checkmarks where applicable are added and water effects is set to mid x2. All weather is maxed (cloud draw and detail)All Aviation traffic including land and sea are at 100 percent.My AI Traffic consist of 1000's of FP's that come from PAI, MRAI, WOAI, 3rd party found here at AVSIM including FDX and Boris's Cargo's. AI Planes are PAI, AIA, EVAI, FSP, Various GA and Corporate.Various freeware land mesh/terrain/roads if I like the way they look.FPS are locked at 20 and no city including KATL, KJFK, KLAX, etc give me lower then 17 FPS when looking directly at a airport.Now some of you don't think Store bought computers that ship with Vista can run FSX but this one does. Remember you get what you pay for. I don't refer to this computer as a whale like I see others post but a very fine tuned, properly engineered state of the art Computer.

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My load time from when I press 'fly now' is 37 seconds for default terrain, weather, aircraft, etc. Like others with similar times I have two Raptor drives, but in my case not in a RAID array. Interesting that to RE-LOAD a previously loaded flight takes my system just 5 seconds.Of course, most of my flying is with photo-realistic scenery and this takes a lot longer to load than the default scenery, about 75 seconds.Cheers,Noel.

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Have you done the routine maintence, Disk cleanup, defrag, etc? Also be sure all 3 scenery.cfgs file match. I copy the one from Docs and Settings/All users/Application Data/Microsoft/FSX to both Docs and Settings (user name) as well as to the main FSX folder. Why there is 3 beats the heck outa me, but it helps.

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Startup a dence scenery/airport +/- 45 sec. but I want to go a little step further, How long take it when you are in spotplane and switch back view to VC cockpit ?I notice that switching view cost me 3 seconds to redraw the picture of the VC or spot and ofcourse with heavy iron and don't know how to solve that...Yes, I have high AA and AF settings but my earlier middle class 7600GT was doing that job much better.E6750+ P35 MB + 2x 1Gb DDR2-800 2x 300Gb in raid 0+ 8800GTS/32016QxAA and 16x AFHappy landings

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I did what you said with the 3 scenery.cfgs and it WORKED.My usual start time was ALOT quicker and the flight load was quicker.Now I do not know what doing that might have screwed up,what I will be missing ect ect, or it might be a fluke.Im convinced FSX no matter what tweeks you apply will always revert to being its bloated self.I will see later if this is really has made a difference.

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>When I hit the "Fly" button, my average load time is 3.5>minutes. I have autogen to Dense and use Cloud 9 USA and>Europe, FS Genesis, and Ultimate Terrain. Water is at 2X mid>level and I'm a fan of as much eye candy as is reasonably>possible.>What is your average load time?>> 53 seconds, going up to 58 seconds (many AI)Autogen: Normal; FSGenesis; Water 2.x low; Terrain res maxxed; mesh res maxxed; etc. all maxxed.The 10,000 rpm drive shaved off about 10 seconds. I did extensive testing back then and I posted about it here at AVSIM.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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>I did what you said with the 3 scenery.cfgs and it WORKED.>My usual start time was ALOT quicker and the flight load was>quicker.>Now I do not know what doing that might have screwed up,what I>will be missing ect ect, or it might be a fluke.>Im convinced FSX no matter what tweeks you apply will always>revert to being its bloated self.>I will see later if this is really has made a difference.>which three scenery cfg files need moving from where to where?

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Hello,Thanks fot this information :"Also be sure all 3 scenery.cfgs file match. I copy the one from Docs and Settings/All users/Application Data/Microsoft/FSX to both Docs and Settings (user name) as well as to the main FSX folder"I did apply it and my load time is decreased by 60%Thanks again.

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