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  1. TLDR: The red numbers in the jpg are the bottom line percentage performance gains. I wanted FS2020 but had a good inkling it would most likely be a bit of a mess on release so I waited for feedback before purchasing. IMO sure enough, seeing how 1/2 done FS2020 currently is, and how it will be for a while, I have not yet purchased it and won't until the study sim tubeliners are sorted. So instead, seeing as though I have hundreds of $$$ invested in FSX, I decided it was finally time for me to upgrade and see if I can stretch FSX's legs a bit more. The end result is the below accurate as possible personal benchmarks I have done before and after an upgrade of cpu, motherboard and memory. Hopefully this is helpful for other FSX owners. I've tried to keep it apples to apples as possible. The graphs I now see are upside down, oh well, deal with it. 🙂 Both cpu setups were run on reasonable fresh win10 installs. Used 4 distinctly varied scenery/location save points. Recorded 35 seconds of stabilized info with MSI Afterburner. This is bare bones stock FSX retail with Acceleration. (nice to see the MS activation servers are back online, used to have to phone in the code) Important fsx.cfg Settings: AffinityMask=14 BLOOM_EFFECTS=0 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0 WideViewAspect=True TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024 NUM_LIGHTS=8 AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=1 AC_SELF_SHADOW=0 EFFECTS_QUALITY=2 GROUND_SHADOWS=1 TEXTURE_QUALITY=3 IMAGE_QUALITY=0 See_Self=1 D3D10=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=8 DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8 LENSFLARE=1 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=5 SmallPartRejectRadius=1.0 AirlineDensity=100 GADensity=100 FreewayDensity=100 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=100 LeisureBoatsDensity=100 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=5 LOD_RADIUS=5.500000 MESH_COMPLEXITY=100 MESH_RESOLUTION=25 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=29 AUTOGEN_DENSITY=5 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 WATER_EFFECTS=7
  2. I built a new pc last week and was looking to play Flight Simulator X on high settings. Specs: MoBo: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming CPU: Intel Core i7 7700k GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G RAM: HyperX Fury 16 GB DIMM DDR4-2666 2 x 8 GB SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500 GB CPU is liquid cooled by a Corsair H55 and the case has 6 extra fans excluding the GPU and power supply fans. I cranked all settings in FSX to maximum and created myself a 'worst case scenario' (creating all the situations that would require the most of my system) and got 14-22 fps. I decided to increase the clock rate from 4.2 GHz to 5.0 GHz and tweaked the fsx config file and created the same scenario in-game, but got exactly the same amount of fps. I've made the following enhancements to the config file: [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=84 [bufferpools] Poolsize=39000000 [GRAPHICS] HIGHMEMFIX=1 [Display] WideViewAspect=True TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40 [Main] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.15 HideInfoText=1 [sCENERY] SmallPartRejectRadius=3.0 Of course there are settings to decrease but overclocking the pc should help increase the fps, so I'm trying to test this using the same scenario at all times. When it helps, I'll tweak my FSX settings to get exactly the performance I want. I was hoping someone on this forum could help me out. Thanks in advance.
  3. 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?
  4. Hey guys, Some days ago I uninstalled P3D v2.4 and installed 2.5. Then I installed the PMDG 777 and some Addons,and the performace is more worse than in 2.4. I dont have so much fps as in 2.4 and I dont have any smoothness. What can I do? Hardware: i7 4770K GTX760 8GB Ram Win7 64-Bit Cheers
  5. 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
  6. Hi! I just switched from FSX to FS9 and I am LOVING the performance gain so far! I could barely get 10 fps in high density scenery areas in FSX, and in FS9 I am getting over 30 fps. The only thing I miss is the accuracy of the roads in FSX. In FS9 the roads can only be made out when you're above 1000 ft, and I don't believe they are accurate to the real world locations. I saw a program called Ultimate Terrain USA for FS9 advertising that the roads are in their real world locations, but the program doesn't have much publicity and most of the reviews I find are for the FSX versions. Does anyone know if the road accuracy is true and if it's worth the upgrade to UT USA? Also, how was your performance impacted? I am just able to keep above 30 fps in big aiports and anything lower than around 20 fps would be a little bit of a drawback. Any screenshots of UT USA FS9 would be GREATLY appreciated! B) If you need more information, I would be glad to add it! Thanks! Adam System Specs: Model: Satellite L775D Processor: AMD A6-3400M with Radeon HD Graphics 1.40 Ghz (2.3 Ghz Turbo) Installed Memory (RAM): 6.00 GB (5.48 GB usable) System Type: 64-bit Operating System
  7. Hi. I am investigating an upgrade specifically for P3Dv4. The rigs I am looking at are designed for flight simmers. I would probably be looking at a system with an i7-7700k or i7-8700k running at around 4.6 GHz or higher, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a GTX 1070 8 GB GPU. The big dilemma I have is what sort of monitor to go for. My existing monitor is an 8 year old 21 inch TFT running at 1680x1050. The colour reproduction isn't great, and my flight sim (currently FSX) looks rather washed out, and gauges can be difficult to read. My research has suggested that I should go for an IPS monitor rather than TN because of the much better colour reproduction. The question is whether to go for a 1920x1080 full HD, which won't be a huge resolution improvement over my existing monitor, or to pay more for a 2560x1440 QHD. Desk space is an issue for me, so I will not be able to go higher than 27 inch. Going for 1080p on a 27 inch will presumably degrade the look of the picture because of the larger pixels. On the other hand running 1440p on a 24 inch will make the text really small (and my eyesight isn't what it once was!). So I'm left with the choice of a 24 inch 1080p versus a 27 inch 1440p. What I would really like to know is what sort of performance hit 1440p will have on P3D, as the GPU will be processing 3.7 million pixels as opposed to 2.1 million on 1080p. I have seen some videos on YouTube comparing the fps on games (not flight sims), and the loss was around 25-33% when using QHD. Can I expect a similar hit on P3D? Is the visual benefit of QHD worth the performance hit on the sim? Or would I be better sticking with a 14 inch 1080p? Or with my projected system specs, do you think P3D will run just fine at 1440p, even with all of the usual add ons? Thanks for your help. Adrian
  8. As we all know, London is a performance intensive location in FSX, even with a high-end system. I'm wondering if anyone with a high-end system has managed to run it smoothly and stable at max settings with addons and AI. I'm running a i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 780 FSX is in DX10 preview mode with Steve's DX10 fix, Max display settings @ 1920x1200, (except: water settings set to Low 2.x, Ground Scenery shadows off), HIGHMEMFIX=1 tweak applied ORBX FTX England UK2000 Heathrow Xtreme set to High detail VFR London Scenery (No photoscenery, just buildings) <this doesn't eat up that many frames, my system handles it well Ultimate Traffic 2 set to 70% I mostly fly the Aerosoft Airbus X Extended A320 I get 20-50 frames without running UT2 AI traffic and it goes down to 8-25 frames with AI traffic in the region. Without getting too obsessed with the frame counter, FSX runs smoothly (15-30 frames) whilst descending into London, passing over the suburbs and into the city, but on final approach, it would drop to 8-15 frames. Whilst I'm okay with landing at 10 frames in this FSX setup, I was wondering if I could get more out of my system. Okay, I can reduce the level of AI which would certainly improve performance, but I'm not that keen on making Heathrow look empty.
  9. Afternoon everyone. I would like to ask the beta testers of the 777 SP1 if they have noticed any performance improvements compared to the current release of the 777. I've always encountered performance issues with this addon and hope that the said issues are remedied with the upcoming update. Let me know. :) Thanks, Stephen Hobson
  10. I have a pretty good system but I get terrible frames (Less than 15). All my settings are pretty low, and i'm still experimenting with settings. I was wandering if anyone gets better FPS with FTXG, because Im deciding if I should shell out $100 And I don't want to have bad performance. Also what kind of performance should I get out of my system (Specs Below) System specs Intel core i7 4770k @4.2 GHz EVGA 660ti 2Gb Asus Z87 Plus Motherboard Windows 7 Home Premium Thanks In advance oops this is a duplicate sorry
  11. Hello To Any Early Pilots ------- After reading the product page on the Carenado site, a bunch of questions pop out but can probably only be answered by actual owner/pilots. Here are a few that have my interest and that of others I am sure. Not in any particular order. 1. G1000 features. Which operating features have been modeled and which ones have not? 2. G1000 data base? FSX? Navigraph? Both? (etc). 3. G1000 FLC and FADEC functions. Does they work correctly? 4. G1000 Weather Radar. Is it a "dumb" radar or does it utilize actual weather to develop plausible display patterns? (Like the RXP Radar). 5. G1000 Flight Planning. Does it work beyond simple plan input? For example, can you edit flight plans at any time? User defined waypoints -- can you specify and store? 6. Clickable panels? What works and does not work? Just a few questions here to get started. Comparing strongly to both the F1 Mustang and Feelthere Phenom 100. Info on product page is pretty thin. Any comments and info much appreciated. Thanks !!!!
  12. Anyone has using R9 GPU series from AMD for primary flight system(FSX/P3D)? (R9 270x/280x/290x) Is there any problem/issue with FS? (like black screen,blur display etc..etc..) -------------------- I was plan buying GTX 660 in last three weeks ,But can't get any. maybe there 20 retail store and 5 online store i asking if there any gtx 660 available ;_; (no stock) I look 270x , and its available.Maybe will choose this card for my flight sytem (it has mantle thoo ) (I know Price 270x and GTX 760 MS* on neweg** is similliar, but in my country(Indonesia) there $30+- USD diffrent) I know using Nvidia card its best choice for Flight system.. But 3 weeks without gaming its... killing me T_T,Can't wait any longer.. * Sorry for bad english *
  13. Hey Guys I;ve decided to create a Topic on Performance Tweaks for FS9 I just recently Installed FS9 On my older PC To Be honest it doesnt run that bad, Ive added alot of Scenery,Aircrafts. I read about a nifty tool that searches for Missing Alpha Channels in the FS9 Root directory and atumatically fixes them. Ive done that along with a few FS9.CFG Tweaks and i mus say it runs flawlessly. Anyhow the purpose of this thread,is for people to share there Most effective tweaks (MOST EFFECTIVE TWEAKS) lol or even New tweaks that has xchanged there Flight simulation expirience P;ease Share. My system Specs CPU/ Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHZ Mother Board/ INTEL DG43GT Classic Series GPU/ AMD RADEON HD 6750 Series PCI Express SYS RAM/ 8GB RAM DDR2 Please Share;-) Happy SImming
  14. Hello! I am, after around 2 years with my computer, planning an upgrade. Before I start, I'll list my specs: Asus Sabertooth P67 MOBO Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,8GHz CPU Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz CL9 RAM Corsair HX 850W 80+ Silver PSU Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB GPU 500GB HDD 150GB HDD 128 GB SSD Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Some really noisy but great Scythe fans I have looked around and found this graphics card: MSI GTX670 Power Edition OC It seems like a really nice card with high speeds, nice amount of memory and really good overclocking opportunities. The question is: Will it do my FSX any good? Right now I am running FSX on high settings with a couple of tweaks in the CFG. My FPS are mostly OK, even though they can easily drop below 20 in the NGX at a high quality airport I don't experience any large amounts of disturbing lag or stuttering. Although, sometimes the lag gets a bit too heavy. Not very often, but for sure it happens Also, my ground textures often look good (close to awesome) at departure. But after, say a two hour flight, the textures are often extremely blurry and autogen starts to disappear. This makes my FSX look really bad in a way that makes me think I'm running low on something, but what? For info, I'm using GEX for ground textures. I'm not a computer guru, but something makes me think I'm bottlenecking my system with my GPU. I mean, 4,8GHz and 8Gb of RAM should be enough, right? Although, my GPU is getting a bit old. also it's not very fast nor does it have a lot of memory. If any of you have any other thoughts, please share them. Any help is appreciated Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all of you!
  15. Some users will have noticed that performance degrades with Alaska, particularly in densely-wooded forests and in Anchorage. Please note that this is not due to anything in Alaska that is different from Hawai'i. Rather, the last title update changed the way the target framerate is set. Here is the explanation from a member of the MGS team: From our tests, Alaska performance tends to be the same as Hawaii. Of course mileage on different hardware may vary. The title update did change how we try to manage framerate when v-sync is on, and depending on your system, this can make things better or worse. Previously we only measured CPU frame time when trying to set a target framerate, but if you end up having a slow GPU, or you are heavily CPU bound, it would try to render too fast. It also accounted for some of the jittering when v-sync was on because we weren't maintaining a constant display rate to the screen. Now, frame rate will drop down to the next lower integer divisor of your monitor refresh. For example if your monitor is 60Hz and you get an average of 45 FPS, the game will run at 30FPS to make sure that it can consistently hit every other v-blank. Normally even though the frame rate is lower in this situation it actually looks smoother. However if your average is just barely above 30, Flight may bounce between 20 and 30 fps, and that could end up slightly worse experience than previously. Determining which setting has the most impact can be difficult because it depends heavily on whether you are CPU bound or GPU bound. It is not always straightforward to figure this out, but one general approach I use is to look in task manager at CPU usage on the primary core. If it is 90% or higher, it is possible you are CPU bound. You can also look at the GPU activity in the Catalyst control center, or nVidia control panel to see how close to 100% they are. I'm sure there are other programs that can display this info too. So, in principle, even if framerates are halved in certain situations now, performance should be smoother overall and the degradation may be less noticeable than before. Best regards. Luis
  16. Hello, What is the best OS for FSX??????I currently have Windows XP HE SP3 32bit and it runs great, frames slider to unlimited, 45-55fps with no stutters, but when I tried Windows 7 HP 32bit, The frames are around 60fps but often dip to 30, hence; STUTTERING!!! I would much rather prefer Windows 7 because it is the newest, but these stutters are really annoying. I CANT lock frame rates because in complex aircraft like PMDG MD-11 they will go down to 8fps, but when i set it to unlimited it hangs around 50 with occasional dips to 30. How can i fix this?? I already tried disabling Aero Theme, and setting Windows for maximal performance, but that doesnt help....... Will installing SP1 for Windows 7 help???? I really want this to work, im a little sick of XP. Thanks, and specs are in signature below....... BKa.k.a. Wybe Witteveen
  17. What do you think, what kind of FPS I will gain from upgrading from FX-8350 to i5-7600K? I have a GTX 770 video card. With PMDG 737, Orbx etc.
  18. Hi, i dont know why something is happens after graficcard change and i think it was performance problem of my pc, but it isn't. I have very good frames and they are all stable with other add ons. If i use PMDG without FS2Crew, all is fine. But if i use FS2Crew with PMDG something strange is happen. After Takeoff checklist and before runway procedure the issue begins. I have a rythmic all 2 sec break of flight sim and frame drop. I think this happens and has something to do with live map? So i need your help to sort out this kind of problem. I have do all what i can do with my force...
  19. I have been having terrible stutters/pause in FSX at approx 50 second intervals. I turned on monitoring through Perfmon and noticed there is a spike in the read activity on the HD around the same time the stutters/pause happen. Does anybody know if a 120GB SSD would eliminate the disk access delay (Perfmon spike) and improve smoothness in FSX? I have defragged with OO Defrag and applied several tweaks (all the important ones from Bojote, Nick, etc); my textures are crisp and otherwise the game is fairly smooth, even with FPS at 12-15. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. My specs:CPU: Intel, i7 920 @ 2.67ghz (CPUID indicates OC @ 3.917ghz)Mobo: EVGA, X58 3X SLIMem: Patriot, 6GB PC3-12800 @ 1600mhzHD: Samsung, 1TBVideo: EVGA, GTX 480 (driver 285.27)OS: MS, Windows 7 64bits Ultimate (with SP1). Regards,George.
  20. Hi guys, I'm running an i7 2630M on my dell XPS 15 (quite new). I'm getting OK frames but I believe it can do better. I have done nothing to the hardware, but tweaks I've changed some textures around etc with *******'s tweak. I'm interested to know what framerates other people with XPS15 are getting, and what did you do to get that performance? The detailed specs are: GFX: NVidia GT525m, 1.5G memory RAM: 8GB 1333MHz (9-9-9-24) CPU: i7 2630m 3.2GHz stock (sandy bridge core) Screen: 1366x768 FSX: Windowed mode maximized Please, I invite you to participate and also post up briefly your specs and tweaks (if any) that you used to get the performance you did. Thanks
  21. Hi everybody im new to avsim, the main reason I created this account was to ask this question.....I have a windows 8 dell computer with an i5 and the stock graphics card but that's not the problem because I run fsx perfectly....but I have this weird problem with sp2 that I don't have with sp1. I seem to get better frame rates and no stutters in sp1, but most addons if not all are optimized for sp2 so theres really know other way for me. the main difference is when I put the frame limit to 100, sp1 works perfectly but sp2 theres lag and tear when I pan around the aircraft its so annoying seriously I just don't get it I cant play like that. I definetly know sp2 is causing it no doubt but I just don't know how? if it were for me i'd stay in sp1 but I need sp2 for the addons...if anybody has any ideas, could it be windows 8? please let me know so I can sell my computer and get a vista instead please this is life or death
  22. This may sound a bit silly but I thought I'd post after recent problems I've been having with P3D performance/stuttering/CTDs etc. It looks like the cloud.fx fix was not the only reason my P3D performance suddenly recovered so significantly. I took a look at my GPU last week and noticed that the circuit board side was CAKED in dust. I'd been running with the PC case sides removed to help with airflow. Or so I thought. Actually it just allowed a load of dust to gather in the PC over a period of about a year. After cleaning the GPU with a vacuum cleaner and removing all the caked dirt my PC performance shot up - especially in P3D! A silly basic simple mistake. So thought I'd share my experience and urge you to give your PC and case a good vacuum as it can make a big difference. Cheers Adam
  23. So I did my first YouTube video recording with FSX last night (haven't edited the footage yet) but I was very happy with the departure from FlyTampa's Chicago Midway. I was pretty much pegged 25+ FPS while recording with FRAPS with full detail and heavy traffic. The flight was smooth but things turned ugly as I got into the pattern to land at KIAD. Slowly the FPS started to creep down from 30 pegged to 29, 28,27 and on and on until I was on final with the airport in sight and the FPS dent down as low as 14 and stayed below 20 the entire time. While it was not stuttering it was frame clicking for sure at that low level of FPS. I turned off traffic while landing and only got back a whopping 4 FPS. Something has to be wrong at this airport. Does anyone else experience this level of drop in FPS in and around this airport? I have all of Flightbeam's airports and this is the newest and also appears to be the worst performing. It made for a disappointing ending to a two hour flight.
  24. Hey all~ I am working my way through the T7 for it's inaugural flight (beyond the Tutorial #1 - which worked out great I might add). I am working on my planning and got to thinking about aircraft performance specifications. I have gone through the FCTM, FCOM v1/2 and can't locate this information. I am looking for the simple stuff like MTOW, ZFW, service ceiling, range, engine type etc. I am sure it it were a snake it would bite me - but I can't find this information. Benjamin Van Eps .. I forgot to mention, I did find the information online obviously. http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commercial/airports/acaps/777rsec2.pdf I will just compare this information to what's in the FMC and thought it would be in the manual somewhere.
  25. And it came to pass that K-Man did see a future of flying high in the skies and learning to be a virtual pilot to fly upon the holy Vatsim and join a mighty Virtual Airline that he could zoom around in his PMDG 737 NGX with. Low, legend says, that K-Man, after having such dreams of epic fun, did go forth and throw nearly $5000 out upon a Rig of Legendary Epicness. It did look something like this: Intel 3930k 6-Core CPU OC'd to 4.6ghz-Stable with Corsair H100i Water Cooler ASUS Sabertooth X79 Overclocking Motherboard 32 Gigs of G.Skill Rampage set to 1600mhz with 9-9-9-24-1T timings ASUS GTX 770 DCII OC Video card with 2 Gigs of DDR5 Ram 2 WD Velociraptors 10k RPM HDDs and 1 Black WD 7200 RPM HDD 3x24" ASUS 1920x1080 Monitors Saitek X65F, Saitek Combat Pedals, Saitek Professional Yoke and Throttle Quad Win 7 64-bit Pro fully up to date on updates and all drivers at the latest and greatest And he built it. And it was good and all games thrown upon the altar of gaming sacrifice were accepted and consumed by the gods of gaming. At last, it was time to grab the legendary beast, FSX, and conqueror and make it his epic flying mount. And so with great joy he did install the beast and he did slide the sliders of doom to their maxes and did minor tweaks to prep for wide screen goodness across 3 monitors and when he opened the sacred FSX and did load his first flight from his home airport of Dallas Love Field in Texas, he did weep at the beauty of it all but his tears turned from joy into anguish for the FRAPS FPS counter did say that this $5000 machine of Legendary Epicness was only hammering a meer 52 FPS in the Virtual Cockpit. Some prophets of the great FSX would argue, that is good, but K-Man did say NAY for a $5000 Legendary Machine should be able to crush a foe that was unleashed in 2006. And then he read upon the Internetz that FSX code sucks more than the black hole at the center of the galaxy but there was light upon the grim news for the community had written 132 different guides, all different and all contradicting themselves. And then it came to pass that K-Man did find the Holy Grail of FSX Tweakers known as *******'s Auto Tweaker. With eagerness he did click upon the tweaker after plugging in his PC stats and behold, *******'s popped out a config with all manner of Blues and Reds and said, 'Do these things that I command and ye shall have a smooth and glorious FSX.' Alas... they were but empty promises that brought tearing, black textures and stutters that are the story of legend among those who have fought with the FSX beast. Upon more tomes of knowledge he did pour his time, digging into dungeons deep and low and behold.. he did find the Word Not Allowed's Guide and the AVSIM Guide and the tome of NVIDIA Inspector and he did do these things Set AffinityMask to 62 to unleash the power of 5 of the 6 non-threaded cores Set the often abused and misunderstood Bufferpools to 0 for the mighty GTX 770 DR2 OC should surely be able to handle the load! Did install FTX Global to add non-suck textures and fix the broken trees Did turn off all scenery traffic, air and ground and did slide the clouds back to 70miles from 100miles for Rex Essentials Had gifted him with clouds of beauty.. and clouds of wrecking ball FPS destruction. He did set the glorious Fiber Frames to a meer 0.01, the setting of the gods! His Texture Bandwidth was 120 for the power and speed of the GPU and CPU and the masses of RAM and VRAM should be able to benefit! He did set his Inspector up to do 4xS rather than the community suggested 8xSQ for SQ makes the clouds eat upon the cherished FPS like so much delicious cherry pie and behold the results: Before Tweaks : After Tweaks Virtual Cocpit: 52 72 Outside Left View: 63 83 Orbital: 87 148 Flyby: 123 174 Improvements made, he cheered at the victory that was his. At last... it ran better though he was not yet satisfied for the many many MANY videos upon the YouTubes did show people with lesser and inferior machines of ancient lore blasting through the sky with 50 add-ons, ENB injectors and tons of maxed settings while recording with the greatest of ease. His own machine weeped bitter tears at attempting to even think about recording. True, most who make such videos, do in fact lie, so K-Man was told, by letting their editing software correct the terrible FPS they were in fact getting while recording but then there were those who did not appear to cheat. They just... DID. And K-Man's jealousy grew for these mere mortals with their lowly ancient machines had the appearance of making his Legendary Machine look like a giant paperweight before the beast! For over 2 months he tried many many tweak configs, suggestions, hints, ancient voodoo rituals... nothing seemed to work. He uninstalled and re-installed FSX and the plethora of addons no less than 6 times, starting over from scratch when he mangled his install to badly and STILL he could not get the performance others had boasted about and so... he settled on the After Tweaks numbers above and locked down the FPS to 30 and set the Vsync in the Inspector to 1/2 Refresh. Smoothness... beauty.... no stutters.. good load times on textures... minor blurries. And so... he thought he had slain the beast... but it was not to be so... for on this very day.... he did re-install the following add-ons: FTX Global (Without Lights Option since it punches FPS right in the nether regions) FSUPIC for without this FSX does explode and catch fire upon exiting a flight REX with Essentials Overdrive for it's textures are unmatched though it's weather engine doth smoke much crack on wind turbulence PMDG 737 800/900NGX with SP1C for this plane is the mother of all planes. Keep your shiny new 777... the 800NG is the love and dream of this pilot... though the 777 is coming next for K-Man does wish to fly to Japan one day. He has many more add-ons to yet add such as cities and airports, all payware. But he stopped at PMDG 737 for when he loaded back in with his AMAZING performance listed above, PMDG did grab the FPS by it's throat and choke the Legendary PC to death, demanding its wallet and jewelry, with Rex's Cloud Generation system cackling in the background. FSX could now no longer hold to the 30 FPS it was locked at and was more around 22 FPS just after takeoff over DFW, getting back to 30 FPS once clearing about 12000 feet. This is without REX weather running, just the default Fair Weather. If Rex was allowed to run it's weather they would stomp the Legendary PC into the earth. K-Man's mind was then blown... for that means between PMDG and REX Clouds over 50 FPS was lost... from ONE plane... and some fluffy clouds. Do not even dare to go inside the eye of a storm for each drop of rain are the tears of many who have fought FSX about bad weather and lost.... 15 FPS upon takeoff in a storm... He had tweaked all, read all, done all over and over and over again. He cannot slay the beast! He dare not add back Utlimate Traffic 2 for between that, PMDG and REX the FPS will be -25 which will cause the entire universe to be destroyed and all who fly upon it. Attached is the FSX.CFG file of K-Man as it currently stands. How do people like Frooglepete on YouTube get their bloody FSX to run smooth as glass in their videos? K-Man has followed all their suggestions and nothing works. The Legendary Computer puts up a legendary middle-finger and refuses to throw a proper saddle on FSX's back so it can be ridden to glory... It's enough to drive a man to drink.... oh wait.. I am drinking... which is why this entire post is in 3rd person and told old school fantasy style. I just want to fly my PMDG with Rex Weather, FTX Global and Ultimate Traffic 2 running and have it stay stable at 30FPS... T_T There should be no reason for this PC to not be able to do this when people with older 2600k and 960's and GTX 400/500 series video cards are just whizzing around with no problems. What am I missing? *hides in the corner crying* And apparently I can't attach any kind of file so... if anyone wants to see my FSX.CFG file just PM me. Any help is appreciated.
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