Sign in to follow this  
Paul J

fps - what am I missing?

Recommended Posts

I am running fsx on vista 32bit business edition:computer is 3ghz pentium 4 dual core with 2gb memoryvideo card is ATI Radeon x1650 with 512mb memorywith the default B738 parked at terminal Brisbane YBBN, I am getting around 8-9fpsBUTam using only 56% cpu and 59% ramwhy am i not getting better fps with that 'spare capacity'?is it to do with other settings?any suggestions to improve this frustratingly poor fps appreciated.Ron(display details:screen 1360x1024 - global textures:high - filtering:antiostropic - anti-aliasing: video card - lens flare and bloom:off - a/c shadows:off -level of deatil:medium - mesh complexity:79 - mesh render: 76m - texture :1m - water effects:1.x - scenery complexity:dense - special effects: high - autogen:nil - traffic: nil )

Share this post


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

FSX uses only one core for the main display thread (as best I know). The other core(s) is/are used for texture loading.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>I am running fsx on vista 32bit business edition:>computer is 3ghz pentium 4 dual core with 2gb memory>video card is ATI Radeon x1650 with 512mb memory>>with the default B738 parked at terminal Brisbane YBBN, I am>getting around 8-9fps>BUT>am using only 56% cpu and 59% ram>>why am i not getting better fps with that 'spare capacity'?>is it to do with other settings?>>any suggestions to improve this frustratingly poor fps>appreciated.>>Ron>>(display details:>screen 1360x1024 - global textures:high ->filtering:antiostropic - anti-aliasing: video card - lens>flare and bloom:off - a/c shadows:off ->level of deatil:medium - mesh complexity:79 - mesh render: 76m>- texture :1m - water effects:1.x - scenery complexity:dense ->special effects: high - autogen:nil - traffic: nil )>>>Would say the weak link is your ATI 1650.Though FSX is very CPU dependent it still requires a strong card.Old system below gives consistant 18-26FPS (locked@26) with CS-727-200, at Brisbane she drops to 12-14.the old box runs an old AMD Barton-mobile AGP Nforce2 board o/c to 2.6 GHz, 1gig low CL 5222 ram >but< the custom (reversed PCI-e bridgechip Gainward NV7900GT-512 ram. Video card Settings: Game overide= 4sAA, 16 bit Aniso, Alpha-SSAAFSX, Anistropic, (no AA as card is set to overide FSX)1600x1200x32 Global Textures=high, Lens flare=on, Airplane shadows=on, Mesh=83/76m Texture=1m water 2.x Scenery and AG = normal FX=high, Trafic=low

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, go to your settings and set FPS to unlimited (i.e. dont lock it). You will then see a major jump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Set this 'special effects' back a bit. I think there is a 'Normal' setting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think DigNoise is correct: I went from a 1600xt to the 1950XTX (which blows the 1600 series out of the water) and then a month ago to the HD3870 and got an even bigger increase in frames. I also oc'd the c2d 6600 o/c'd to 3.3 last year. Everything has an impact on fps: from a clean registry; constant defragging; the right settings in the fsx.cfg; the right settings on the video card; and so on. The major "magic bullet" for me was the c2d. I ALWAYS get a very fluid sim - over 20 - anywhere around SEA and LAX, but it has only come by reading, experimenting, search forums and just plain patience.

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