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Wilbert

FSX CAN ONLY GET BETTER

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I've been with flightsim since the monochrome monitor days and have always found enjoyment in the sim. I love airplanes and the excitment of flying. I just retired last year as an ATSS (Air Traffic System Specialist) at the Miami Center. I installed, maintained and certified equipment used by Air Traffic controllers and interacted with them daily. Just before I retired and moved back to Texas, I started assembling my latest system for FSX - specs below.I was so disappointed with all the problems with Vista 64 & FSX because I could never before now, get things working correctly regardless and was considering giving up the hobby. I don't even remember how many thousands of dollars I have spent on a program that cost less than a hundred.I have discovered in my trials, configuring, and tweaking that FSX could only get better because I don't believe that it can get any worse. I have come to the conclusion that FSX is hardware and operating system sensitive seriously. It either works fantastically for you or just the opposite. I have discovered that it must be a million things that can prevent it from running great. I think it could also be marketed as computer diagnostic program, pusing your system to the limits. I have ran memtest on my system more than twenty fours hours and did not uncover any errors however when running FSX, there were memory problems. In my specs below, I made a switch of memory which corrected FSX tremendously. I could never make a flight from KSEA to RPLL (Manila) without something going wrond after 10 or more hours of flight.I am now overjoyed since I installed SP1 for Vista Ultimate 64. Don't know why, but since I installed this service pack, FSX runs beautifully. I see this Service pack makes FSX worse for some, no difference for others but for me, it made all the difference. And now, I can start enjoying flightsim again.WilbertAbit AW9D-MaxThermaltake W0106 700W PSUIntel QX6700 QuadcoreVista Ultimate 644x1G Ballistix Tracer (PC2 8500) - Changed to 2Gx2|CORSAIRS TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX2x150GB SATA WD Raptor - Non Raid2x320GB SATA WD SE16 - Non Raid2x IDE Light-On DVDRW 165H65BFG 8800GTX OC2 768MB 626MHz Core ClockX-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series3x SILENX 120X25MM FANS + 2x 10in XCLIO Wind Tunnel Case FansDanger Den Water CoolingEnermax temp/fan controller

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Thanks for posting your success story. Always good to hear. As I understand it, sp1 is mostly updates that have been already released. I have always kept my vista updated, and FSX has always run OK. There were three new somethings in SP1 that I did not have. Can't say yet if my sim runs any different.Bob

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Glad to hear everything is running good for you.I ran out and purchased FSX on release installed it, fiddled for 1/2 an hour and put it in the closet. For christmas I spent $2300 on a self made rig, installed FSX as soon as I got it up and running and have been in awe ever since. Guess I was lucky, I went with Vista 64 also, and I havent had an issue with it yet. Everything has been working perfect and Im in flightsim heaven :-)

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>Glad to hear everything is running good for you.>>I ran out and purchased FSX on release installed it, fiddled>for 1/2 an hour and put it in the closet. For christmas I>spent $2300 on a self made rig, installed FSX as soon as I got>it up and running and have been in awe ever since. Guess I was>lucky, I went with Vista 64 also, and I havent had an issue>with it yet. Everything has been working perfect and Im in>flightsim heaven :-) Are you using SP2 or Aceleration?

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I am using SP2 AccelerationPack, ASX, UTX, GEX, FEX and MyTraffic X but not DX10 because of the disappearing taxiway lines and reduced FPS.WilbertAbit AW9D-MaxThermaltake W0106 700W PSUIntel QX6700 QuadcoreVista Ultimate 644x1G Ballistix Tracer (PC2 8500) - Changed to 2Gx2|CORSAIRS TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX2x150GB SATA WD Raptor - Non Raid2x320GB SATA WD SE16 - Non Raid2x IDE Light-On DVDRW 165H65BFG 8800GTX OC2 768MB 626MHz Core ClockX-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series3x SILENX 120X25MM FANS + 2x 10in XCLIO Wind Tunnel Case FansDanger Den Water CoolingEnermax temp/fan controller

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