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Benifits of using ASX in networked mode?

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Hello, I just purchased ActiveSky X from HiFi and was reading that I could run it on my laptop and connect to FSX using simconnect. Are there any benifits to doing it this way?

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>Hi,>>I'll answer here!>>1. You gain a screen to watch the map and so on.>2. You do gain some memory and resources on the main FSX>machine and we know that FSX needs all of those you can give>it.>>Happy Holidays,>Jim>>http://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpg>http://www.hifisim.com/Hey Thanks,Well I dont know if I will even keep using it. I have been flying tonight and noticed a BIG (4-5) FPS hit. I may uninstall it. may have been wasted money.... :(PS. Jim, I dont mean to offend, I just worked so hard to get my frame rates to 19-18 that I hate to see them drop again.

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Hi,Complex weather in ASX will lead to some hit. I can't really agree that 4-5 FPS is a BIG hit. There is still so much more you can do: limit cloud layers, try with high priority processes both on and off, adjust cloud draw distance in FSX, just to name a few. Please give things a chance.Edit: I am getting 25-30 on my 3+ year old machine.Thanks,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/

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You got It,I havent even started to really use it, I just went righ to a flight with default settings. I reckon (old southern term) that I need to read and tinker.I LOVE THE ATIS FEATURE!

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>Hi,>>Complex weather in ASX will lead to some hit. I can't really>agree that 4-5 FPS is a BIG hit. There is still so much more>you can do: limit cloud layers, try with high priority>processes both on and off, adjust cloud draw distance in FSX,>just to name a few. Please give things a chance.>>Edit: I am getting 25-30 on my 3+ year old machine.>>Thanks,>Jim>>http://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpg>http://www.hifisim.com/WOWyou see my specs? And thats all I get.

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>>Hi,>>>>Complex weather in ASX will lead to some hit. I can't really>>agree that 4-5 FPS is a BIG hit. There is still so much more>>you can do: limit cloud layers, try with high priority>>processes both on and off, adjust cloud draw distance in>FSX,>>just to name a few. Please give things a chance.>>>>Edit: I am getting 25-30 on my 3+ year old machine.>>>>Thanks,>>Jim>>>>http://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpg>>http://www.hifisim.com/>>>WOW>>you see my specs? And thats all I get. >V-4 - My system is much like yours except that I overclocked my quad to 3.65.I run ASX, XGraphics, FEX, GEX and UTX and have most sliders set full or close to it except autogen at normal and water at 2 low and I get easy 30's around LAX. Around JFK it dsrops to about 14. Flying a Maule in Alaska and I was getting 170fps.You have the power, you just need to tweak a bit. I guarantee that once you get it right and are flying with ASX you won't fly w/o it.Good luck - VicQ6600 G0 CPU 2.4 o/c 3.6Evga 680i A1 with P31 BIOS 2G XP2-8500 DDR2 1066FSB Mushkin 996535 RAM 5-5-4-12-2T320G 7200 HD partitioned for XP/Vista/Programs 2 - 74G Raptors in RAID0 500G 7200 HD for backup SATA DVD burner Evga 8800GTS 640 PCIx Nvidia Beta 169.13 driversKandalf LCS case w/ built in liquid cooling 850W Thermaltake power supplyVisit the Virtual Pilot's Centerwww.flightadventures.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-supporter-sigbanner.jpgRadar Contact Supporter: http://www.jdtllc.com/

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>>WOW>>you see my specs? And thats all I get. >You oughta get much better frames than that with your hardware. Look at my 3 year old single core machine, it is beating your new quad core! That should not be.If you were only getting 17-18 before ASX, then I'd say you had a problem before ASX. If it were me I would read the "System Optimization" pinned thread in the Hardware Forum here...I know it's long, but it is super-helpful, at least to me it was.Something is hogging your cpu power and you need to get to the bottom of what it is.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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First Post, so please be gentle, as I am also of retirement age, but believe myself to be "fairly knowledgeable" on PC's. I have been building my own since 1986[ish].I just wish I COULD get ASX to work across the network. I have other "stuff" working fine, but using FSUIPC for those. Simconnect and myself do not seem to get on at all :( and the network documentation could use updating to account for SP2 [Acceleration]. The example files have changed significantly !!I have tried many times to complete same, following the instructions "to the letter" but without success so far :(I have correctly shared the folders, I can open them remotely and change files within. Any pointers welcome :)Intel Q6600 4 GB RAMVista 32 [or 64]NVidia 8800GT24" LCD Montor3 separate 500 GB drives for Vista, FSX and FSX SceneryFrames are locked at 30, but can see peaks of 200+ when "unlimited"Cheers 'n' Beers,Maurice.

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I was using ASX on my client, but from day one of the release, every ASX update would cause FSX to stutter horribly (fps of 5). I gave up on a fix a couple of months ago and moved ASX over to the FSX machine. I do not know if it is now fixed with recent ASX updates and SP2.Bob...

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Maurice,Given that you are running a quad core with plenty of RAM, I say why bother trying to run ASX over a network. Apart from the initial WX load, which actually loads FSX as much as it does ASX, the occasional WX updates by ASX have a neglible performance impact on a quad core system. Gary

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Rhett,>If you were only getting 17-18 before ASX, then I'd say you>had a problem before ASX. If it were me I would read the>"System Optimization" pinned thread in the Hardware Forum>here...I know it's long, but it is super-helpful, at least to>me it was.>I could not find a Pinned thread even tried a search. Could you put a link?

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Rhett or mace,Could you provide a LINK to that thread about "System Optimazation"I searched and could find it.

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