After years of tinkering with settings and add-ons I am now, more often than not, achieving stable fluid performance over most flight scenarios.
The secret? Ditch the bad stuff and accept your systems limitations. We have a great hobby and should embrace the experience of a realistic, smooth flight.
Many add on's are not optimised well and my system just isn't up to high demand payware. So I have taken the measure of a carrying couple of tweaks and only using high performing (not necessarily old) add on software. These include:
FSX FPS set at unlimited internally and set at 30 FPS through Nvidia Inspector
DX10 enabled (lovely cockpit shadows) and Steves fixer installed along with recommended Nvidia settings
No AI aircraft or traffic
Bloom, glare and ground shadows off
High performing add on's - all steady 30FPS on my system:
Anything from ORBX (Global, vector and most available countries installed (PNG a must))
ASN16 weather plus REX texture direct enhanced with soft clouds
Flight 1 GTN 750
Military - Superbug (amazing performance despite the in depth simulation) / Milviz F-100 / Lotus simulations L-39
Airliner - Majestic Q400
Business jet - Flysimware lear 35
Light aircraft - Just flight Arrow 3/4 / A2A Comanche / Carenado Skymaster, PC-12, Do228
Regretful purchases - My rig just isn't enough:
I Fly 747
Anything Carenado or Alabeo with G1000
All of the above is not necessarily the developers fault but rather my poor computers aging spec - I5@4.1Gz / Nvidia GTX780 / 8GM ram.
Any thoughts out there for additional high performing payware?