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  1. Hi Alex, To find the lowest possible safe flying altitude for flying 'low and slow' in moutainous area's, it is important to find the lowest terrain elevation along a route. Flightplanning would be much easier and faster if, while you move your mouse over the map, the elevation at your mouse pointer location is shown. (like google earth does) If the feature is already planned, thank you very much. If not, I request you to add it to the to do list See you, Jan
  2. Hi Alex, I planned a Cessna 172 roundtrip Raron (LSMN) - turning over Zermatt - back to Raron with the outward route and the back route through the same mountain valley. The consequence is that a number of waypoints on the outgoing route are very close to those on the backroute. While flying this route I saw the small yellow plane that shows the current position in the elevation profile several times jumping forward and back from the waypoint on the outgoing route to the waypont on the backroute while leaving a horizontal trails between these points. As I did not yet fugure out how to add a picture to this message, I will sent you one with private mail. See you, Jan
  3. Hi Alex, I probably did not use the right word (spike). What I see on two places in the elevation profile is slopes of 90 degree. The location of my problem is in the surroundig of N 46.1966, E 8.1514 (where the 'Simplon Strasse' (CH) changed to 'Strada Statale 33 del Sempione (I)) Moreover I see some inconsistency between the flightplan on the map and the distance data in the elevation profile. If I move the mouse slowly from left to right over a 90 degree slope in the elevation profile, the positionmarker on the map jumps suddenly almost 1 nm forward. It looks like that this nm is not present/surpressed in the distance scale of the elevation profile. See you, Jan
  4. Hi Alex, At first, thank you very much for making this program available. I like moutain valley flying and with this tool, especialy the srtm data/ altitude shading and the flightplan elevation profile, the flightplanning and flightfollowing is easy and fun. But flying from Locarno (LSLZ) to Raron (LSMN) via Italy over the Simplon pass, I encountered the 'North Italian problems' / srtm spikes you mentiobned. So I would thank you in advance for a hopefully fast introduction of a more reliable elevation data source. See you, Jan
  5. 1. Some more info on the system : -The system is 5 years old, roughly 10,000 hrs of use - A hardware overview and physical setup picture can be found on my FSX page : http://home.wxs.nl/~jarkest/fsx/fsx.html -Relevant hardware components Case Antec P183, PSU Antec CP-850 Mobo Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5, RAM 8GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz CPU i7 860 2.8GHz, Cooler Scythe Mugen Rev 2 B Graphical cards Sapphire HD5870 1GB and Sapphire HD5770 1GB 2 SSD"s en 1 HDD 2. Yesterday evening, after playing with the flight simulator for half an hour I stopped and quit FSX and left the PC alone. Five minutes later, while the PC still was 'free-wheeling' the graphical card stop working This and earlier experience let me think it is most probably not an heat or powersupply issue . . . See you, Jan
  6. Thanks to all for your input. Before the problem started both CPU and GPU clocks were at their default setting, GPU clock and fanspeed controlled by the driver. The fan is not the problem, it is very silent at low speeds and becomes audible from ~2000rpm. In my opnion the case has adequate ventilation: While flightsimming the CPU stays below 60 degr Celsius and the motherboard temp does not rise above 42 degr Celsius. I did a lot of additional testing and in one of these tests the graphical card stopped working while all its temperature sensors showed values below 48 degr Celsius. For the time being I use a work around by UNDERclocking the graphical card. The GPU clock has been limited in the driver to 750MHz (default 850) and the GPU Memory clock to 1000 MHz (default 1200) and the fanspeed is fixed at 35%/2000rpm. With these settings the graphical card keeps working, while the temperature after 10-15 min stabalize around 67 degr Celsius See yo, Jan
  7. Hi All, I have an AMD 5870HD graphical card that have served me well for several years, but recently it started to give problems, especially while using FSX. Five to ten minutes after starting Flight Simulator X the screen goes black and the graphical card fan goes to 100%. I checked the graphical cards temps with GPU-Z and it came out that the graphical card stops working as soon as the temperature rises above 62 ! ! ! degree Celsius. Cleaning of the card with canned air did not help. Any suggestions how this card can be saved ? See you, Jan http://home.wxs.nl/~jarkest/fsx/fsx.html
  8. janar737

    2 Graphic Cards But Not In Sli?

    Hi Dough, You are welcome. You should be aware that you cannot use the vc on monitors connected to different graphical cards. As shown in the pictures on my website, I use one graphical card for the (single/streched) outside view and one to show the 2d panel. Also your PC/processor should be powerful enough to produce all those pixels at an acceptable framerate If I use the iFly 737NG with Austria pro + Innsbruck it goes down to 10-15 fps while on take-off. See you, Jan
  9. janar737

    2 Graphic Cards But Not In Sli?

    Hi Doug Worked for me. For more info on my setup see http://home.wxs.nl/~jarkest/fsx/fsx.html See you, Jan
  10. Hallo All To view some pictures of my FSX setup have a look at : http://home.wxs.nl/~jarkest/fsx/fsx.html See you, Jan
  11. Hallo all,Bought FSX a few days ago and installed it on my notebook and activated it without any problem.Main notebook specs : Acer Aspire 9500 with Intel Pentium M 760, 1 GB RAM and Ati Mobilty Radeon X700 PCIe with 256 MB VRAMI have connected to this notebook a second monitor (15", 1024x768) using an USB2VGA convertor (Sitecom CN-105).I have set the display/scenery sliders such that if I start FSX with the Cessna 172 in 2D and full screen on the primary monitor without undocking any panel, that I reach most of the time the set upperlimt of 20 fps. So far, so good. BUT, if I undock the 2D main instrument panel and move it to my second monitor, the framerate drops to 2-3 fps.I did the same test with the B737-800 with the same result. It does not make any difference wich 2d panel I undock and move to the second monitor and the framerate drop looks like directly related to the part of the second monitor screen that is occupiedAs I have also FS9 installed on this notebook I could do the same test with the previous version.In that case, only using the primary monitor I get the set upperlimit of 40 fps AND it keeps at 40 if I undock and move 2d panel(s) to the second monitor.!!!Can anybody tell if the above result with FSX means that you need also high-end 3d videocards for undocked 2d panels on a second monitor or did I miss to adapt a certain setting. If you indeed need a high-end videocard for 2d panels, please give a short explanation.Thanks in advance for any reply.See you, Jan Arkesteijn
  12. Hallo all,Bought FSX a few days ago and installed it on my notebook and activated it without any problem.Main notebook specs : Acer Aspire 9500 with Intel Pentium M 760, 1 GB RAM and Ati Mobilty Radeon X700 PCIe with 256 MB VRAMI have connected to this notebook a second monitor (15", 1024x768) using an USB2VGA convertor (Sitecom CN-105).I have set the display/scenery sliders such that if I start FSX with the Cessna 172 in 2D and full screen on the primary monitor without undocking any panel, that I reach most of the time the set upperlimt of 20 fps. So far, so good. BUT, if I undock the 2D panel and move it to my second monitor, the framerate drops to 2-3 fps.I did the same test with the B737-800 with the same result. It does not make any difference wich 2d panel I undock and move to the second monitor and the framerate drop looks like directly related to the part of the second monitor screen that is occupied As I have also FS9 installed on this notebook I could do the same test with the previous version.In that case, only using the primary monitor I get the set upperlimit of 40 fps AND it keeps at 40 if I undock and move 2d panel(s) to the second monitor.!!! Can anybody tell if the above result with FSX means that you need also high-end 3d videocards for undocked 2d panels on a second monitor or did I miss to adapt a certain setting. If you indeed need a high-end videocard for 2d panels, please give a short explanation. Thanks in advance for any reply. See you, Jan Arkesteijn
  13. Hi Gerard,Sounds all very impressive, but still another questionDid or can the service of FS-GS also include networking aspects, especilally in relation to the smooth running of Wideview server and clients ???See you, Jan
  14. Hi AllCan anybody point me to a good tutorial flight with the Wilco fleet A400M?? I searched the net but could not find anything sofarSee you, Jan
  15. janar737

    frame rates

    Did some further investigation in my struggle with the low framerates after undocking and enlarging panels to extra monitors and found something I want to share and hopefully get some answers to the questions that came up.After starting FS I load the PMDG744 and start loading and undocking a number of panels. As I have a very small main FS window of only about 320x80 pixels, also the undocked panels are at the beginning rather small. In this situation with a main FS window and 7 undocked very small panels I still have a framerate of 19.9 (limit set to 20).Can I conlude from this the the load from the gauges itself is not the problem?The 'trouble' starts when I go enlarging these panels. It looks like there is a direct relation between the total screen area these panels use and the framerate drop. If I enlarge one panel to a full screen area of 1280x1024 the fps goes to about 16, After filling up 3 monitors (almost independent of the panels I use for that) it is down to 10-12 fps and, as mentioned earlier in this thread, if I fill-up all my 5 panel monitors I get only 6 fpsI tried the same this morning with the PMDG 737NG, F1 ATR72 and PSS A320 and none of these show this drop of framerate while enlarging panels to fill my monitors, they all keep the framerate very near (0.1 or 0.2) to the set limit of 20 fpsCan anybody explain why the panel dimension have such a large influence on the load with the PMDG744, while it does not matter much with most other planes? And of course I would be much happier if anybody had a solution, not only for me but for all other multiple monitor users having the same kind of problem.That brings also up my last questeion, are there multiple monitor users that NOT encounter this kind of problem with the PMDG744. If so please come in and tell us how you managed.See you, JanSystem spec A8N-SLI, AMD3500+, 1 GB RAM, 2PCI-Express video cards XFX Nvidia 6800GT and Matros Parhelia APVeFor more details see http://home.wxs.nl/~jarkest/home.html