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brucek

Distorted start-up of FSX at times.

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I have an issue when starting FSX that is always resolved by re-booting the computer. I keep mine on, and can successfully start FSX for many sessions (maybe 15-20). Then, I encouner what first appears to be a longer start-up time (my startup is usually around 30 seconds). When selecting an aircraft from the menu (before actualy running FSX), parts of the external model are displaced, and even disconnected. When actually running FSX, the frame-rate is very slow (around 4fps, usually locked and at 30). This is with default aircraft. It almost seems like there is some maxing out over successive sessions of RAM or something.Thanks for any help, I'd be interested if anyone else has seen this.Bruce.AMD 4800+ *2 / 2GB Corsair Ram, ASUS A8N Delux 32 / NV 7950GT (512MB).

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>I have an issue when starting FSX that is always resolved by>re-booting the computer. I keep mine on, and can successfully>start FSX for many sessions (maybe 15-20). Then, I encouner>what first appears to be a longer start-up time (my startup is>usually around 30 seconds). When selecting an aircraft from>the menu (before actualy running FSX), parts of the external>model are displaced, and even disconnected. When actually>running FSX, the frame-rate is very slow (around 4fps, usually>locked and at 30). This is with default aircraft. It almost>seems like there is some maxing out over successive sessions>of RAM or something.>>Thanks for any help, I'd be interested if anyone else has seen>this.>>Bruce.>AMD 4800+ *2 / 2GB Corsair Ram, ASUS A8N Delux 32 / NV 7950GT>(512MB).>Weird!Do you have a large enough swap file assigned?It should be permanent too.

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That is strange and hard to diagnose since it's intermittent.I would reboot the machine when that happened, and hopefully it would clear up.It's possible it has to do with a background process (make sure you don't have any unneeded ones running), or a D3D texturing problem (often the reason for distorted Select Aircraft screens), but it's all conjecture.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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Thanks guys.I have a 2GB swap file, which is fixed on it's own partition (I should ensure that it's still setup correctly too). I'll also check background processes.Thanks again,Bruce.

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FS does a lot with temporary config files, and swap files and such.I always like to reboot right before starting a serious flight.Actually, I prefer to shutdown the computer cold for 5 min, then restart.Your issue really sounds like corruption of virtual memory/swap file or a temporary cache / config file.I've seen a lot less of this in FSX than in FS2004 - but it's still there.

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