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  1. twister1853

    Autopilot dis-engages

    With my 737NGX, when switching to another view, the autopilot occasionally dis-engages. How can I prevent this happening?
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    AffinityMask Effect on Freezing

    Thanks Jim: I've been warned ! Greg: wow, that's beyond me, but thanks for the reply.
  3. HiFi Simulations suggests the following to help with freezing of FSX: AFFINITYMASK Setting and Freezes Use an appropriate AFFINITYMASK setting within your FSX.cfg configuration file. This setting specifies which cores are used for FSX. Using too many cores, or improper cores can cause freezes. If you are using 6 or more cores, it is important to limit the cores used, as too many cores causes synchronization problems and more potential freezes. We recommend using 3 cores maximum, regardless of HT enabled or not. Has anyone experienced freezing and used these suggestions? If so, what was the effect on freezing?
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    PMDG 737 Freeze Solution

    Jim, I'm immensely grateful to you for this very clear reply to my post. Your note spells out clearly the result of many researches carried out on this problem. It shows clearly the limitations of hardware and software and the most interesting historical path we have all been on with Flight Simulation. So, not having the P3D, I won't be getting the 777 but staying with the PMDG 737. And I'm happy sticking to short domestic flights while making frequent view changes (which seems to me, for some unknown reason, to help to keep the dreaded 'freeze' at bay). Kind regards. Ray
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    PMDG 737 Freeze Solution

    Thanks Jim for the link. A very technical link indeed (way out of my depth). After much discussion the end result seemed to be: Conclusion: Forget VideoMemoryOverride ! But if I were to try VideoMemoryOverride, do I have to calculate the number (I have 8 GB mem') ? If so, how to calculate the number? Then with a number, is it sufficient to put a line in and out, willy nilly? Forgive me if I haven't a clue what I'm taking about!
  6. Hi, I have in the past posted queries about PMDG 737 Freezes. I've just now seen a post of a few years ago suggesting adding a line to the fsx.cfg file to help with PMDG 777 freezes. the suggestion is adding a line VideoMemoryOverride=536870912 to the section [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770.0] . Could I use this extra line in my fsx.cfg file to help with freezing when flying the 737 aircraft? The section in my fsx.cfg appears as [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 Anisotropic=1 AntiAlias=1 Where do these nine digits in the line come from and is it OK to put the extra line in? Does the extra line "VideoMemoryOverride=536870912" suit my NVIDIA device? I'm a bit of a novice with all this so any help would be appreciated. Ray
  7. Should have mentioned I'm on Windows 8.1 if that matters. Ray
  8. Hi I have the freeze problem with my PMDG aircraft. The display section in my fsx.cfg appears as THERMAL_VISUALS=0 [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 Anisotropic=1 AntiAlias=1 [CONTROLS] Controls_Default=Standard Where exactly do I put the extra line and does the extra line "VideoMemoryOverride=536870912" suit my NVIDIA device? I'm a bit of a novice with all this so any help would be appreciated. Ray
  9. twister1853

    Frame Freezing

    I read this as meaning: enabled (only) photo scenery will load whether you are near it or not Correct?
  10. twister1853

    Master Caution Light

    Thanks Dan, One futher query: when I zoom back in the cockpit, I get back to about 30%. Is any way of getting much further back so that I am well back behind both seats? Then when placed central, back behind the seats, a complete view is available of the cockpit.
  11. twister1853

    Master Caution Light

    Hi, During the 20 second initialization period, I find the Master Caution light on (it extinguishes after 20 seconds). Is this normal? Raymond Smyth
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    Frame Freezing

    Sorry, hit the submit button too soon. Would it be advisable to enable only what I am using?
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    Frame Freezing

    Jim: thank you for a very complete reply to my query. I do have a lot of photo' scenery. SThe following is always enabled: Hawaii Southern California - MegaScenery 3 British Isles Ireland All British Isles airports London VFR Everything else is disabled (apart from the default Microsoft features). I wonder could this be a contributing factor to my freezes and loss of paint? Kind regards. Raymond
  14. twister1853

    Frame Freezing

    I'm returning to this problem. When I run the Sim' it opens in Free Flight. I select an aircraft addon such as a Boeing 737 by FeelThere Wilco or one by PMDG. If I hid this aircraft rotating in the window and open another task such as answering emails, when I go back to the rotating aircraft after sometime, it appears to have lost the outside paint and the frame is frozen but the aircraft is still rotating. It seems to happen only when an addon aircraft is left rotating for a while in the background while I'm doing something else. If I go ahead and select Fly Now immediately afer selecting the 737 aircraft, it usually seems OK. I find I cannot close FSX with the freeze and I am locked on this view. The only way out is to restart the PC. I've looked at the task manager and the only thing running in the background seems to be antivirus software.
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    Unstable aircraft after changing Fligkt Deck Lighting

    Kyle - brilliant and thanks for being tolerant with a late comer to PMDG. Raymond