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  1. Hello, I recently bought a GTX 970 4GB graphics card for my PC as previously I didnt have a graphics card. My current PC specs are; GeForce GTX 970 Intel Core i5-4690k CPU 3.5ghz 8.00GB RAM Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium But I loaded up at EGCC on fsx it was overcast and I was using rex soft clouds and my weather settings were on detailed clouds and maximum cloud coverage but when I look at the clouds I went from locked 30 which I have it set as to 10-12 frames. Addons I was using were, UK2000 EGCC, FTX EU England, ORBX global, ASNext, REX Soft clouds, Precipit FX, Aerosoft Airbus A320/A321 Please help!
  2. Hello everyone. I plan to build a new gaming pc for P3D, however i am extremely stuck in trying to find the right specs. I do not wish to spend anything over 450 pounds ($673) for my CPU and GPU, yet i am unsure which i should spend more on. I am looking for 30 fps at most airports with addon scenery. Does anybody know which is more important and / or has any specs recommendations? Yours Sincerely, Kamil Nasser
  3. Hey guys. I need some expert opinion. I want to upgrade my gfx card from a 9500gt to either a radeon 7750 or radeon 7770. I want to know how they will run on fsx with my pmdg 737 (ie if textures would load immediately etc). The 7750 is much cheaper and if i select that i will order it immediately. However if i choose the 7770 i would have to wait till june/july. Which should i get and are there vast diffrences? Btw system is Phenom ii x6 1045t 4gb ram 1333 ddr3 Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
  4. My current system is: AMD Phenom xII 945 Quad Core 3.0 Ghz Foxconn H-RS780-uATX Mobo ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 8GB DDR3 I've had an OK with experience with FSX so far. I REALLY like using my CaptainSIM B767 but it just absolutely murders my system and I average about 17 FPS in the virtual cockpit. What should my next step be? I've looked at upgrading the CPU to something that is 4.0Ghz+ but not sure how much that would help my situation. Maybe it's time to upgrade to an NVidia card that is $150+.. would like some honest opinions about where I should be in terms of my experience and what I should be targeting as far as a hardware upgrade. Please hold off on the Intel/AMD a really excited user comments, they get old. Should I be seeing better FPS with graphics on Ultra-High with my current system? Is it worth it for me to invest the $16 for the FSXBooster? So many questions... any help would be great. Thanks.
  5. I have a KFA2 GTX780Ti with what looks like an Nvidia Titan style cooler. I want to create a slightly positive air flow in my case but need to know what the air flow out due to the graphics card will be. Can't find this info anywhere, any ideas or estimates?
  6. Good evening simmers! (Amsterdam Time) First of all, I'm totally new to this forum so please correct me if I do something against the rules or place this topic in the wrong forum! I appreciate any help! Ever since I was a teenager I was fascinated by aviation and playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator was therefore one of the things that I did the most in my spare time. However, I always did this on my father's computer which always seemed to handle this software pretty well. Now 5 years later, I'm a college student, moved out and got a new laptop and my fascination for flight simulation is back.. However, my new laptop can't handle FSX pretty well (low fps, crashes to desktop once in a while, lagging, etc.) So it does not seem to be a specific problem software wise, it just seems that something about my laptop just can't take FSX. (I've already did loads of tweaking tutorials on youtube but none really work) Let me get this straight first, my knowledge on computer specifications and therefore also my pc terminology are very limited.. Though, I've been able to find the following information about my laptop (some might be irrelevant, I don't know!): Lenovo Thinkpad W541 • OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit • CPU: Intel Core i7-4710MQ Quad Core (2,5 GHz, 6Mb Cache, Turbo 3,5GHz) • RAM: 8 GB (1x 8GB) 1600Mhz DDR3 memory (3 free slots) • HDD: 240 GB SSD • Display: 15,6” FHD 16:9 LED-backlit, anti-glare (1920x1080 resolution) • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2GB • Ports: VGA + mini-Displaypoort 1. 2 • Wireless: Intel 7260 ac 2x2 I've already asked friends and the computer service desk at my uni what would probably be best to do in order to get the best out of FSX with the laptop that I have right now. Some say that my processor is just fine, but that it's the graphics card that is causing the lag. I'm willing to upgrade my laptop if neccesary (budget is around 300 euros = +- 350 usd). I don't know where to begin, but I want to start off by asking you guys whether these specifications on their own are enough to play FSX with without any considerable lag or crashes? Or if I should look further whether it's something settingwise. Once again, please excuse me if I'm saying/asking something really dumb or unreasonable haha! It's just that I'd really like to pick up this old hobby of mine. Thanks!! Bram Peters Amsterdam, Holland
  7. Just compiling a list of components for a new build. It is will be my first dedicated FSX computer. and I've been looking at Graphics Cards and wondering what the benefits of getting a GTX 970 4GB graphics card is over a GT960 2GB graphics card. and whether FSX will make use of the extra 2GB of VRAM and whether the extra 2GB is really worth and extra £100 (or so) Look forward in anticipation to hearing your advice.
  8. What I thought was a pretty good system (see my signature) has not been performing as well as I would have thought in FSX, and I think it's my ATI Radeon HD 6450 holding it back. However, I don't know which Graphics cards are compatible with my Dell XPS 8300. Does anybody know where I could find a list of compatible cards? Thanks,boeing247
  9. I haven't used FSX in 4-5 years since XP days and am now just getting back into it with Windows 7 - 64bit on a i5-3570k. As I really want to learn the roles of different settings and tweaks I am holding on an expensive Graphics card and instead running a IGB Nvidia GTX 650 which seems to give me good frame rates at stock settings. I am not running any scenery add-on's yet. The standard Nvidia driver includes the control panel. I am confused about "NVidia Inspector." I understand this is an aftermarket application? If so, and I download it, does it automatically override the Nvidia Control Panel settings or is there a configuration to set so the card is driven by inspector? Also one more - I understand from some research that disabling the FSX anti-aliasing option and instead enabling it through the driver/Nvidia control panel is the best way to go. Have tried both and can't really notice too much a difference. Sorry for the basic questions...Thanks for any help.
  10. Hi all, I finally got my new computer and most things are working properly. I mainly bought it to play FSX smooth and with nice graphics. However, by "most things are working", I mean that my graphics card, the GTX 1060, broke and it will probably need a few weeks until I get the RMA. I am interimistically using an ATI Radeon HD 3870 with 512 MB of VRAM. My other specs, are as follows: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6x3.4GHz 16 GB RAM @ 2133Ghz Will the graphics card limit the game a lot or is it enough for smooth gameplay on good settings, as FSX is very CPU intensive. Thank you all, I'm looking forward a lot to get into the skies again. ---- And maybe, as a small optional side question: Is it worth to put FSX on the SSD or will the HDD be fast enough to load all that beautiful scenery? Thanks!
  11. Hi. I really hope someone can help me. I am having big problems with my current system. You may have seen in another thread that I am trying to buy a new rig for P3d v4. For now I'm running FSX Gold boxed on an 8 year old system which is showing its age. The system is a Dell using a 2.80 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM and GeForce GTS 240 1 GB GPU. The system runs fine, albeit the fps with current add-ons are on the low side, but generally flyable. A couple of weeks ago I installed Aerosoft La Palma X and MK-Studios Tenerife Vol 1, as I am keen to start flying around the Canaries with all of the new sceneries that are being developed for these islands at last. I tried out La Palma, and that performed fine. However I had big problems with the installation of Tenerife. I finally managed to install the scenery, but within a minute of loading my aircraft at the airport FSX crashed completely. The crash was so severe that I had to restart the PC and then discovered that my GPU was no longer recognised. Windows Device Manager was showing a code 43, which indicates that Windows had switched off the display adapter because of a problem. I was unable to run FSX because the program could not see a valid GPU on the system. I was unable to reinstall the current drivers in the normal way. I posted on the MK-Studios forum and established that there doesn't appear to be a problem with their scenery. They suggested that I should remove the drivers using an application called DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) available on Guru3d.com. This I have now done (it has to be done in safe mode), and I then managed to install the drivers successfully. Windows finally recognised my GPU again and I was able to start FSX. However as soon as the flight loaded, FSX froze again and I had to perform a hard reboot of my system. The flight was with a default aircraft at Friday Harbour, so definitely nothing to do with the Tenerife scenery (which I had temporarily uninstalled anyway). When my system had restarted I discovered that my GPU had been deactivated again. So I had to remove and reinstall the drivers again. Windows has now recognised the GPU again, but I haven't tried to run FSX again until I can work out what is going wrong. There seems to be some sort of conflict going on. Does anyone have any suggestions? I haven't tried deleting fsx.cfg and letting FSX rebuild it. Would it be worthwhile trying this? Could it be a hardware issue with my GPU rather than a software conflict? Any thoughts? Thanks. Adrian
  12. Let me start off by suggesting that I am new to the forums. If I have placed this topic in the wrong section, I apologize, and ask for directions. Leaving that aside, I'll straight away explain that I have perused the internet for quite a while now, and after reading through many articles about this, I do not want to read another overclocking, new processor, new fan, new power supply, new house, new car type of comment. :wacko: I would like to know simply about a graphics card that will accommodate my needs for good, not great, but good, performance. I fly for Virtual Air Canada and with that, I fly the Aerosoft Airbus X Extended. This bird is wonderful in its handling, systems, and overall beautiful design. From its system requirements, the AEX needs a graphics card with 512MB of memory. From what I understand, this refers to the "dedicated video RAM." My simple Intel HD Graphics 2000 has but 64MB of memory. The AEX still flies, but my graphics are tuned down to allow for a suitable frame rate. From what I understand, if I had a 1GB card, this means there would not only be enough space for the AEX, but for FSX as well, and other addons which I might choose to buy at a later date. Having more than enough video RAM would allow for better performance, thus better frame rates. Are there any graphics cards that you guys would recommend taking a look at? I am looking for one that would allow me for better performance and at the same time would not break the bank? :rolleyes: Best regards, Shai PS -- I understand that for true performance, many things need to be done to my PC. For now, I would just like simple suggestions.
  13. This is a picture of my 4 month old EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked GPU. I have been very pleased with the performance of this card until... It quit working on Friday night. I had just departed from EGLL in a 738 NGX on a DOVER3 departure headed for EHAM when FSX locked up - I thought this was strange because this very rarely happens on my system. Once I was back onto my desktop Windows 7 displayed a message that read something like "The video drivers have crashed but have successfully recovered". Shortly after that message the display began to flash and become distorted until it went away all together. After manually rebooting I was able to use the display enough to see that the the GPU was no longer being recognized by any hardware monitor or Precision X - but the rest of my system checked ok. To isolate the GPU as the faulty component I removed it and installed a back up / tester GPU (Zotac Nvidia 8400 GS). The problem was resolved and the system back to normal operation. (besides not being able to fly with this underpowered GPU ) I contacted EVGA's customer support who immediately told me the GPU had failed. I then submitted a RMA, which was approved surprisingly quickly, and the GPU is now boxed and on its way to EVGA for warranty. My experience with EVGA's customer support has been nothing short of outstanding to this point. After doing some forum reading on EVGA's site I found this exact type of failure is becoming common with all EVGA versions of the GTX 660. Apparently this is a problem with early built model 660s (REV1.0), which is what mine is. I am not positive exactly what failed on the GPU or why but if you compare the EVGA 660 to other 660s like the Gigabyte or MSI you might find the answer. The cooling on the EVGA card is, well... embarrassing when compared to its counterpart's cooling. I have always been curious of my 660's operating temperature because it would run 65-75c while flying but I also read that was an ok temp for the GPU. Of course this is just my opinion but I would like to hear opinions and feedback from others. **I am posting this information only as a resource for current owners or anybody considering purchasing one of these GPUs.
  14. Hello everyone. I have a system with i7 2600k (not overclocked), 8Gb RAM and a Nvidia GT530 video card. My question is should I upgrade to GTX550-Ti video card? Do you think it would improve my fps even to some extent? Basically the only thing I do with this desktop is run fsx so other aspects concerning the video card can be ignored. Thanks in advance!
  15. Is there anyone else out there with a GTX 460? I've got the Zotac one running with 8gb ram and i5 2400. I get quite good performance (around 25 in dense areas). What sort of performance do you get? I'm upgrading to the i5 2500k soon and I'm getting a new graphics card (not sure which one yet) Is it even worth upgrading yet, or should I hold out a little longer? Thanks.
  16. Hello all, Today I wanted to replace my Gigabyte Geforce GT 240 by a new Geforce 550 GTX TI. Following the included installation guide, I removed the nvidia driver, shut dow my computer and swapped the two cards. On startup, there were one long beep followed by two short beeps (video problem?). I don't know what could be the cause. Here are my specs: W7 Ultimate 64 bits Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 Ghz RAM 8 gig Gigabyte Geforce GT 240 ---> Geforce 550 GTX TI Motherboard MSI PC45-C51 Bios 70.15.1E.00.00 PCI-E 2.0x16@16 1.1. Powersupply : 500w Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Best regards, Jos
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