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  1. Hmmm that's what I was thinking would be the case too. Oh well, I'm sure we'll have it posted here that a new update is available anyway. Never bought anything else through FSS Store before.
  2. Hi Steve, Thanks for the update. I'm assuming we'll be notified here on the forums when the fixes are released? Just a question, how will the fixes be made available, through a seperate download or do we have to reinstall from FSS? Cheers.
  3. I was just talking in general terms. I know there will be some difference but should be barely noticable in general use as you said. To update my findings, my board doesn't have the ability to disable my second graphics cards pcie 3.0 slot so I haven't tested running one card at x16 vs x8. I'll play around with that if I have time over the weekend. I found my RAM had two different XMP profiles which oddly enough are identical to each other, but in the process of testing I ran FSXMark 11 again on both profiles with identical results. Now the interesting part. Before the last run where I was getting about 48 average I had run Razer Gamebooster to close any programs etc. This time I didn't. Results are below. Using Gamebooster: Without Gamebooster: I was able to replicate the results, so it wasn't just a one off. I'm not sure what Gamebooster was doing to hurt my results but needless to say I won't be using it anymore. I've now hit the 50 FPS average I was looking for but I'm sure I can squeeze out a few more FPS if I learn how to tighten up my RAM timing a bit more and also bump up to 4.6Ghz (probably my limit without delid if I care about my temps when running stress tests). Overall observation just watching the tests running. The increase in average FPS over my previous 4.9Ghz 2600K system is only about 3-4FPS but in terms of smoothness, to me it was noticibly smoother. It might just be a placebo, but I think it has more to do with the minimum FPS not dropping below 30.
  4. Whats the best way to tighten up timings? Know of any good guides?
  5. Nothing special on my end, just a standard install of Win7 64 Ultimate, fresh install of FSX/Acceleration and then run FSXMark 11 as per instructions. I think your results look about on par for a 3770K at 4.5Ghz with the hardware you've got. FYI my 2600K @ 4.9Ghz with a GTX 680 and 8GB 2133Mhz ram was netting me an average of about 46 fps. I think the difference between your 3770K results and my 4770K are probably just down to IPC improvements. Perhaps there's something we both need to be doing to optimise our systems a bit more and squeeze out those extra couple of FPS. Any tips HLJames/TechguyMax et al?
  6. Good point! I know the XPower can do it but not sure about the MPower. I'll check out BIOS settings when I get home.
  7. Hmm, this is my RAM. http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-2400c10d-16gtx Running at XMP which is 2400Mhz 10-12-12-31-2N It's just disabled in nVidia control panel. I doubt removing the second card will make much difference though. The tested performance difference between pcie 3.0 16 x vs 8x is virtually negligible. I'll try to test it out tonight and see if there's any difference. For practical purposes though, I'm unlikely to be removing a card every time I use FSX. lol ^_^
  8. Thanks HLJames, Hmmm I wonder what I'm doing wrong. At 4.5Ghz HT On (Cache 4.2Ghz), 16GB 2400Mhz RAM, Gigabyte GTX 780 @ stock clocks, Samsung 830 SSD 512GB I'm averaging about 48FPS. This is with SLI disabled. With SLI on my result is worse. Better results than my 2600K at 4.9Ghz but I thought I'd hit 50FPS average. Any tips?
  9. HLJAMES - Any chance you can do an FSXMark 11 run at 4.5Ghz? Just curoius to compare to my own results since our hardware is fairly similar.
  10. Sorry Word Not Allowed, that's probably my fault for asking for advice in the wrong area. Back on topic though, I went out and grabbed some of the faster 2133Mhz RAM I'd linked to in my previous post and just finished testing so have some new FSX Mark results. With the old RAM results were as follows: Results with the new RAM are: So I've dropped down from 16GB 1600Mhz to 8 GB 2133Mhz and have picked up approx 2.5FPS on average which is an improvement of about 6%. Considering I'll be able to sell my old RAM for more than I spent on the faster RAM it's a worthwhile upgrade for me. I think I need to stop tweaking my system and just fly, but for some reason I still feel like I could do better. lol :Nerd: Anyhow, looks like faster RAM is the way to go for FSX performance.
  11. Thanks. CPU is at 4.9Ghz. This is my current RAM http://www.corsair.com/cmx8gx3m2a1600c9.html but I have 16GB installed. Timings are 9-9-9-24 and I'm using the xmp profile. Do you think it's worth trying the faster RAM?
  12. Interesting and impressive results. I may just have to pull the trigger on some 2133MHz to compare the difference for me on SB. Techguymax & ramrunner - I'm not a RAM expert so what do you think of this? http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=403
  13. Well I guess the only way to definitively have the answer on my system will be to test it. I'll think about grabbing some faster RAM and trying it out. If it performs better I can always sell my existing RAM to make back the money I spend. I'll see what I can do, but the wife might kill me if I spend any more money on this FSX rig!! lol
  14. Thanks. I posted some of my FSX Mark results further back in the thread and I'm getting average FPS on an FSX Mark 11 run of approx 44-45FPS. That's running a 2600K @ 4.9 or 5Ghz with a GTX 680 and 16GB of 1600Mhz RAM. Not that those results are bad but I was hoping for a few extra FPS over that result. So in your opinion the faster RAM on a SB system will not yield any better results? Oh what a man will do in the quest for the best possible FPS/smoothness in FSX!! lol
  15. Do you think going from 16GB of 1600MHZ to 8GB of 2133MHZ RAM would yield a performance improvement as far as FSX goes on a SB system? From what I'm seeing here fast RAM seems to really be helping and I'm thinking this may be part of what's holding back my FSX mark results. I can pick up this http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=403 for $85 AUD so thinking it may be worth a shot. What do you think?
  16. That's right, I forgot you tested at different PCIE speeds. Well my testing at 8GB RAM vs 16GB RAM yielded no performance benefit either way and no defference in temps with my overclock. I had been running at 5Ghz HT off but dialled it back to 4.9Ghz HT off now on my 2600K just to lower temps slightly. The performance difference is negligible from what I can tell. I was hoping to get higher average FPS with my config but something must be holding me back. Oh the never ending quest for better performance!! TechguyMax - thanks for all the testing you've been doing!
  17. Thanks, Just read that in the FSX Mark forum too, doh! :Silly: I guess that's what happens when your reading too many threads. I'm yet to try the new drivers on my SB set up so will give that a run through FSX Mark when I can. I'm also curious whether having 16GB of RAM is in fact slowing me down so I'm also going to try removing 2 sticks to test the performance impact. These IB results are really impressive and are yielding better results than I expected. I'm just curious how much of it is actually down to the CPU or if it is in fact the PCIE3 and faster RAM that is truly leading to these results. In any case, any improvement is certainly a step in the right direction!!
  18. Those results are insanely good! :good: Do you think it's mainly the faster RAM and GPU overclock that's making the difference?
  19. Manny, Was this all using the power supply that you had connected where you ended up melting and having to cut one of the connectors off? Just curious, but maybe you'd fried something in that power supply that meant the video card wasn't actually receiving any power. Any how, hopefully you get all your parts soon! I''ve also had good experience with Amazon, I bought from them for the first time about 2-3 weeks ago. Got a Saitek Yoke/Throttle from them and it was cheaper to buy off them (even with shipping) than it was to buy at a store here in Australia!! Shipping was quick from the US as well. Anthony
  20. Manny, I couldn't see if it had already been suggested, but did you have power connected to the video card? Most decent cards these days will need you to have two 6 pin power leads connected to the video card. If the card has no power, it's not going to display anything. It seems to me as you only stopped getting the PC to post/get a display signal after installing the GTX 560 that this may very well be the culprit.
  21. Here's my results at a few different Overclock Settings. I was hoping for a little higher average FPS on the higher overclocks, but I'm thinking it could be my RAM slowing me down a bit or maybe just that it's all on an Alienware Board that is made by Dell. haha. Never the less it all looks nice and smooth What do you think?
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