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  1. Hello, I recently bought new hardware for my pc,but i dont know if i am performing good or bad. Specs: CPU:Intel 4770 GPU:AMD 280X RAM:8GB 1 HDD Drive No overclocking I get aprox. 20 fps with almost full graphics,in a pmdg 737 on schiphol,aerosoft scenery. I have traffic turned off. What do you think?
  2. Hullo, I bought X-Plane 10 not long ago and I am really enjoying it. I also have FSX but I have not used it since I acquired X-Plane; I have not quit on it though. However, FSX is a 32-bit application and I am using the 64-bit version of X-plane 10. Now, I am not a hardware expert but I could imagine that the two applications make use of my hardware in different ways. This is my iMac: 27" iMac (medio 2011): Intel Core i5-2400 CPU (3,1GHz) 8GB DDR3 RAM AMD ATi Radeon HD 6970M (1GB DDR5 RAM) Can anyone here tell me if I would see a better performance if I up my RAM from 8GB to 16GB? Or is X-Plane more focused on GPU and VRAM. In addition, would it be worth the cost of the RAM modules; approx. $142/€134/£97 for 2 x 4GB modules. Thanks for your help in advance
  3. Hi everyone. In next days i will build up a new pc for P3D v4. I've a budget of 900euros. I chose a I5 8500 from intel, a gtx 1060 6gb 16gb ram ddr4 an ssd of 250gb and hdd 1tb. I run P3D always with the graphic settings set to mid-high and i use payware scenery and aircraft. I know that for P3D the CPU is very important, Can you tell me if the i5 8500 of 3GHZ is a good choise for fly around 30fps? If no can you advise me any other good cpu for run p3d v4? Thank you in advance!
  4. I'm sure this has been asked many times before but I'm baffled that I cannot search this forum....!!! And since I don't find this question answered anywhere obvious at PMDG website here goes the question. How can trigger the buttons on the CDU via external hardware? The aircraft has tons of LVars, standard FS controls etc to push all kinds of other buttons but I can't find anything that triggers the CDU buttons. How do I do that? I have registered FSUIPC, an VRInsight MCP-Combo, know the Lua language etc. so hopefully somehow there is a way... Regards, Allan Jensen
  5. Hi guys, I have just had some really good news about a nice fat tax rebate ... Now i really want to upgrade to some nice joystick software. I currently have the Saitek X52 and i have being toying with the Thrustmaster or the Logitech G940 which has force feedback and pedals etc.. Please help me decide. I hope you guys don't mind me posting this it's just sometimes best to get feedback from forums where im sure some of you have the actuall products this is for use with my NGX of courseKind Regards Ste..
  6. Hi everyone, After being out of flight sim for a good few years, I am considering getting back into it by purchasing a pre-built desktop system for FSX, with the view of possibly upgrading to P3D. I intend to use the system just for flight simulation as I wouldn't really play anything else and I would also want to run add ons such as additional scenery, Active Sky and exceptionally detailed aircraft such as the 737 NGX. After looking at some of the other threads, i5 seems the way to go as FSX doesn't make use of the cores with the i7? Is this the same with P3D? Also, would I want to install FSX/P3D on a separate drive from the OS? Or does that make no difference in regards to speed? I have found this system from AWD IT: http://www.awd-it.co.uk/xen-arc-r2-intel-i5-4670k-4.0ghz-quad-core-nvidia-gaming-pc.html Does anyone else have any recommendations as to where I should look at buying one from? I have taken a look at PCSpecialist, Scan, Overclockers UK, Wired2Wire, ChillBlast, UKGaming Computers, CyberPower and Palicomp. However, its all quite overwhelming as to where I should really look at getting one from. Thank you in advance for your help
  7. I just stumbled upon these guys thanks to a friend. Don't know if anyone knew about them or I am late to the game. http://flightsimcontrols.com/
  8. Hello All, I am having a nagging issue with my VRInsight CDU II, which looks like other folks have had it as well. In a review post, the author noted "The only remark I have here is that the CDU II sometimes sends double inputs to the pc upon pushing a button only once. Sometimes annoying, but nothing terrible." Here's a link to a YouTube video showing it happen. At 2:13 (ish), you will see the user enter "LFMP", but it puts two L's in place. This also happens with the CLR and DEL keys, which you can understand why THAT gets a bit difficult for someone, especially a newbie at working with the PMDG 737 NGX FMS like me. http://youtu.be/aLjFdRGudXl?t=2m13s Also, here is the review I refer to earlier in the post: http://www.simflight.com/2012/08/12/vr-insight-cdu-ii/ Has anyone else seen this, or found a resolution to the issue? Best Regards, Brad
  9. Hello, im looking into upgrading my hardware, and while id like to think I know a lot about computers the choice of processors never fails to baffle me. Right now I have 2 processors in mind. - AMD FX-4350 4.20 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L3 Cache & Turbo Core Technology - Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 The AMD looks better with the with the 4.2 GHz, but I know that a higher clock speed doesn't always mean better performance. The AMD is cheaper, but I don't want to sacrifice performance for it if the intel would be better. So which processor would be best for running Fsx? Other specs: 16 GB of Ram Nvidia 660 GTX 2GB video card Thank you.
  10. Hi, Although my computer is fairly recent (August 2012 build), it doesn't run FSX very well with addons. I know FSX is very hard on PCs even though it's 7 years old. If I were to upgrade parts, in what order should I do it? Basically, what is my limiting part for me right now? I can run many 2012 video games on almost max, they look very good, but when using FSX and PMDG aircraft.. I barely get an unstable 15-25 FPS. I've spent so many hours tweaking I beginning to wonder if this is normal for my hardware. Here are the specs: CPU: Intel i3 2120 @ 3.3 GHz Video: GTX 550 Ti 1Gb VRAM RAM: 4 GB HD: 500 GB (not solid state) All running at 1680 x 1050 resolution I'm thinking the first part to change would be the CPU. Although it is low end, it has I high clock speed and surprisingly runs games very well (since they are mostly GPU intensive these days, I suppose). However, perhaps FSX would really benifit from an i5. Then, I'm thinking the RAM could be boosted to 8Gb. According the Windows Experience rating, my hard drive is limiting me, then my CPU, then my RAM & Graphics at the same time. I'm not sure this rating is useful for FSX performance though. Thank you very much! Phil
  11. Hi Everyone - I've posted this over in the LM P3D Forum as well, but I'm posting here in hopes of getting an answer to an incredibly vexing problem that just started yesterday: Starting yesterday, I cannot set the parking brake anymore on any aircraft UNLESS I disable all joysticks w/Ctrl-K. Then I can set the parking brake, BUT I still cannot set it with the Ctrl period keystroke combination. I can only set the parking brake if there is a "physical brake" to click on to set/release. With the parking brake set, if I re-enable the joysticks, it releases the parking brake and I cannot reset it. I am at my wits' end with this, as I've been working on this problem since before 5am this morning, and it's now past 2:30pm. I've gone and gotten a new Yoke & Throttle and new Rudder pedals, with the same result - cannot set the parking brake if the joysticks are enabled. I was using the Saitek Cessna Yoke/Throttle and Cessna rudder pedals before. I bought the same Cessna rudder pedals again, and the Saitek Pro Yoke System (Yoke & Throttle). Everything was working FINE until yesterday...it's NOT anymore!!!! I've played around with different sensitivity & null zone settings, with no luck. Can someone recommend any Control settings I can try to use to resolve this problem? (It also cropped up in FSX yesterday, but I was able to solve it by unplugging and replugging the rudder pedals....didn't work with P3D!!!!) Please help!!! Jim
  12. Good afternoon guys, i'm not sure if this belongs to this forum or the P3D forum, but i thought it was better here. I was using FSX and running it with about 30 frames on the ground at payware scenery with addons like pmdg 777, ASN, GSX, etc, so i was quite happy with my rig. Recently i bought a Samsung 850 evo SSD and with the reinstall i decided to switch to P3D. But now that i have everything installed i get about 8 frames in aerosoft's EGLL with their A320... So i would like to ask for your opinion in what is my system's bottleneck, and what would you recommend for an upgrade with a bugdet of about 200-300 euros. Thanks in advance! MOBO : ASUS P8z77 vle CPU : i7 3770K OC to 4,7Ghz GPU : Nvidia GTX 550Ti SSD: (windows and P3D there):Samsung 850 evo 250gb corsair h80 water cooler PSU: 620W RAM: 2x4gb 1600Mhz im pretty sure its the GPU, but i'd like to know if i should invest in new ram as well, and if your suggestions would be compatible with the system. Thanks a lot!
  13. Hi fellow simmers :smile: I am new to forums so don't really know if i am posting this in the correct place or not so please let me know. I'm wondering if any of you can help me in finding out what kind of graphics card/hardware i need in order to achieve a really good realistic flight simulator... I've been looking online recently and have seen that people have got extremely good graphics even when at mega airports I struggle at the moment to get good FPS when at LHR (EGLL) even when my setting are extremely low. I have updated my PC over the past couple of years but it still isn't great, what do you guys think i should look at purchasing next? My current specs are: Ram: 4.00GB AMD FX -4100 Quad Core Processor 3.60GHz 64 Bit Operating System NVIDIA GeForce GT640 Any ideas on what i can change so that i can get ultra realism? p.s im kinda looking for this kind of level: thanks for the help in advance !! :smile:
  14. Greetings! I am building a new PC. I have been away from Flight Sim for 3-4 years (pre Steam and pre p3d). My new build will be for FSX Steam, but I also do Photoshop and Video editing. I anticipate using FSX Steam, PDG 737, Orbix, Rex, most all of the goodies. I am guessing my system will be overkill for Flight Sim, but would like confirmation of that. I will be overclocking the CPU. This is my third build of a system. As I only build system every 4 years or so, I am going high end. I respect the contributors on AvSim and hope for some feedback. Thanks guys! This is my current wish list: CPU: Intel i7-6700 MSI Graphics Card GTX 980 gaming 4g ASUS ROG Maximus VIII HERO Motherboard 2 - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5 inch SSD G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 SDRAM EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX CPU Cooler Windows 10 Home 64 bit system builder OEM Don Maxwell
  15. Hey Guys, I need some advice and help on a new computer build to run FSX: SE on maximum graphics or close to it. Please look at the parts that I plan on using to build the computer below: CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 SSD Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Power Supply SeaSonic 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Sound Card Asus Xonar D1 Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1
  16. I have relocated this post to the "HARDWARE CONTROLLERS, JOYSTICKS, ...." forum. (I don't know how to delete this original post) Sorry for the confusion. I have a "Desktop Aviator model 2450B" gps unit (with the vga screen) that I'm contemplating including in a new cockpit build. I haven't installed the unit before, and have a few questions, should anyone here be familiar with these units: (1) Sim compatibility: I understand they are compatible with FSX. I would like to know if they work with FSX Steam and/or Prepar3d? (2) Reliability: Before I make up a place for it in the cockpit, I'd like to know whether these units reliably install and operate? I ask because I see the manufacturer no longer offers these units. Any advice is appreciated, Many thanks, Brian Vancouver, BC
  17. Hello, I am wondering whether the following hardware configuration is suitable for use with Prepar3d, latest version? I have not used Prepar3d before, and am not especially computer savvy. My environment would include Orbx and either ga or corporate aircraft. If it is not sufficient, I would appreciate any practicable advice on which components will need to be upgraded (to what?). I'll either be using three (3), 24" 1080p monitors or a larger size UHD tv. Thanks, Brian Specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K Socket LGA 1151 Unlocked (...should it be delided to ~4,7Ghz ?) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE Video Card: 11GB Gigabyte Turbo GTX 1080 Ti Memory: 16GB 3000Mhz ADATA XPG DDR4 RAM Boot Drive: 512GB Samsung 950 PRO NVME M.2 SSD Second Drive: 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD Third Drive: 6TB Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200RPM HDD Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Windowed ATX Case Power Supply: 650W Corsair RMx Series RM650x 80 PLUS Gold Certified Full Modular PSU Networking: TP-Link TG-3468 Gigabit Ethernet Card (10/100/1000Mbps)
  18. I'm writing a mini-review on this PSU that I got today. Due to screenshot limits in regular threads I decided to put the screenshots here. I'll link to it from the hardware subforum. The main reason I got this PSU was to be not dependent on the nVidia power adapter for my 4090. As many probably have read this adapter has gotten quite a lot of heat (pun intended) from various tech YouTubers and hardware sites due to its poor design that make it susceptible to overheating and melting. Some key points for the new ATX 3.0 standard: The main new feature with ATX 3.0 PSUs is the inclusion of the 12VHPWR PCIe connector which supports ATX 3.0 and PCIe Gen5 standards. It is is capable of withstanding power failure caused by a running graphics card’s instantaneous peak power consumption, whilst providing higher stability and efficiency power output for high-end systems. The 12VHPWR PCIe connector (550mm) A picture of my previous setup. I'm replacing the Corsair RM850x on the left. The one on the right is a Corsair RM750x. The SilverStone in place. It has a smaller form factor hence cable management is easier. The 12VHPWR connected to the 4090. No more need for the infamous nVidia power adapter that came with the MSI 4090. The 12VHPWR replaced all these cables. Corsair PCIe 8-pins on the right that were connected to CableMod extension cables. The latter connected to the nVidia adapter that connected to the GPU. Booted into Windows and ran a FurMark stress test. Temperatures relatively high but FurMark is an extreme situation. Max power usage 334W, average 323W. Note: I've got an unusual PSU setup as I'm using two PSUs. The new one - Silverstone 850W ATX 3.0 - powers the 4090 and motherboard. The Corsair RM750x powers the CPU, fans and LEDs. All the storage units are NVMe M.2 SSDs connected directly to the motherboard.
  19. Hello everyone, My birthday is coming up and I have been saving for a three monitor setup. I currently have on my rig, an Intel i7 4770K @ 4.1, Nvidia GTX 750, 8gb ram, 2tb hard drive 7200rpm. When I first built the rig, custom for fsx, I skimped out major on the gpu to save money, as fsx does not use much of it anyway. However, now I am going to try to use Nvidia Surround for a three monitor setup. What I want to know is, how will the system react to the new hardware? Will I see a major drop in FPS in fsx? WIll other parts of the system react negatively? Also, since I am new to the entire field of three monitor surround, I plan to get the following monitor http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VA2037A-LED-20-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00AV4NXFY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1423955415&sr=8-4&keywords=monitor or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C8T5KOW/ref=psdc_1292115011_t1_B00AV4NXFY A bit cheaper, (important as getting three means I save 30 bucks!) Which would you recommend? is the extra 30 worth it, or can I get the cheaper monitor for the same result? What I want to know is, is there anything wrong with the monitor, past problems, died quickly, uneven coloring, etc. Refresh rate and response time's effect specifically in FSX. Will the setup have problems like lagging, screen tearing (whatever that is), etc. Sorry if I am coming off as a noob, being my first experience with three displays and all. (I currently use two CRT monitors my school used 20 year ago!) Thanks in advance, 1251452
  20. I am brand new to this. I'm an aircraft technician looking for a hobby associated with the same line of work im in. So I would love to get into FS. I don't want to just go out and buy a computer to use for FSX though. I would like to build my own. Which is why I am here to get as much information I can get from you, much more experienced FSX and hardware users. Budget at this point doesnt matter. What I'm looking for is information based on brands, types of hardware, and general prices I should be going for on Motherboards, Drivers, Hard Drives, Monitors, Etc... before I go out and spend money. Any information helps! Thanks FlightSimBerto
  21. Installed radio stack from satiek and also added second throttle quadrant, radio syncd with system and working with pr3d 2.1 My problem inspite of multiple attempts in configuring the controls quadrant still insists it wants to control elevator and ailerion which obviously causes problems with the yoke. Also I'm not seeing the option of controlling other than a single engine prop, throttle, and mixture I bet this is simple but I still appreciate the help Rich
  22. The GoFlight Interface Tool for XP11 has received an update. Version includes various fixes and Gizmo compatibiity.
  23. I've just about reached the conclusion that I need to replace my venerable Logitech Clearchat Pro headset. Despite being fitted with a nominally Noise Cancelling mic, it doesn't seem to matter whether I have the FO voice set really low (so low I struggle to hear it) on the external mini-speakers, or even routed through the headset itself, the mic still picks up the FO's voice and tries to interpret it as voice commands, leading Trav or Andy to go off on a feedback loop rant as he keeps answering himself over and over and over and over and over and.... Ahem. So, does anyone have any recommendations or particularly good experiences with headsets, specifically with MCE and voice recognition in general? Personally I'd prefer USB, but I have a spare soundcard output for regular audio connectors if required. My personal situation means that noise cancelling for the headphones (i.e. cutting out external noise from what I hear) isn't a priority, and since I'd only use it for voice comms, monaural would be fine. What I really need is good noise cancelling on the microphone. (Note to AVSIM Mods: I'm asking this here rather than on the hardware forums because I'm looking for a headset for use solely with MCE. I trust the members here to be more familiar with the requirements and less likely to unwittingly give bad advice based on different criteria. Please don't move this topic, unless the FS++ team object to it being here.) Thanks in advance Dr V
  24. Hi, I posted about a new PC build in the other hardware forum yesterday, but because of exams and stuff id forgotten everything about hardware so I did a bit more research and this is the setup I think is good enough for whatI want Id like you guys to comment on any hardware upgrades that I may need. Ok so what I wanted was to run FSX in 3 screen Nvidia surround and be able to get at least 20-25fps minimum and 15-20 fps at busy places like NY etc. Also wanted for a few light add ons such as aircraft add ons and maybe a couple of airports. So here is the spec I am hoping to get... CPU: i7 3770K Cooler : corsair H60 water cooler Motherboard : Asus P8Z77-V LX RAM:16GB corsair 1600MHz vengeance Hard drive: 1TB SATA 3 6GB/s GPU: GeForce GTX 680 2GB standard sound and networking and windows 7 premium 64 Bit operating system. Let me know what you think :) Thanks, Tom.
  25. Hi all, I'm brand new to avsim, and this is my first post. I've been enjoying MS Flight Simulator since version '98 while using the MS Force Feedback joystick. What fun it was then, and what fun it still is now (of course now I'm using FSX with a yoke!). I'm planning on building a new desktop system within the next month or so, and I'm trying to research what kind of hardware would be best in terms of CPU and GPU. One would think that anything that you could buy new today would be more than adequate for a game that was developed three or so years ago, but I know that's not the case with FSX! I've also heard that with FSX, having a really strong processor is more important than a top of the line graphics card. And as far as processors go, I'm trying to decide between an i5 or i7. My budget for the CPU is anywhere up to about $220. If I can stay under that then that would be great, but from what I've learned, it seems like for smooth FSX gameplay (with addons like ORBX, REX, etc), getting a great CPU is where the focus of a new system should be. Any tips or advice about CPU & GPU selection would be much appreciated. (My budget for GPU is about $200.) Also, any information about how or why a certain type of processor might work better for FSX than another type would also be appreciated. (For example, I've heard something about how FSX doesn't utilize multi-core processors very well, so dumping money into a fast quad-core is just not necessary and won't improve FSX one bit.) Thanks, all. I look forward to participating in the forum!
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