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    Posted: Dec-18-2008 at 9:29am

Performance of FSX has always been a topic of great interest, since it first popped onto the scene.  And there have been many people who have attempted to sort out the intricacies of how to do this, with varying degrees of success.
   Phil Taylor, until recently, was a member of the Microsoft/Aces Flight Sim Development team and wrote quite extensively about this topic. This was especially valuable for several reasons:  One that he was deeply involved with the design and development of the internals of FSX, and secondly he has a great depth of knowledge about graphics hardware, software and design overall (If you are curious, check out what his current position is doing)
   Below I've listed some links to performance tips/guides for FSX, most from Phil but from a couple others as well, or a compilation of tips from various sources.  I would guess that you will find something of interest in one of them:  Tongue

Phil Taylor:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/default.aspx
http://www.fsinsider.com/tips/Pages/What%27sYourFrameRate-PartI.aspx
http://www.fsinsider.com/tips/Pages/What%27sYourFrameRate-PartII.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2008/01/29/gpu-variants-performance-envelopes-and-being-an-informed-consumer.aspx
SP1 Specific
http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2007/05/15/performance-work-in-sp1.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2007/05/15/new-tweaks-in-sp1.aspx




Microsoft FSX Support
http://www.fsinsider.com/tips/Pages/default.aspx


Compiled Guide
http://members.cox.net/spambait/FSXTweakGuide.pdf




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Thank you very much. I made this 4gb memory tuning for Vista 32bit, and i give more virtual memory for background programs and FSX. No crashing to desktop anymore in FSX.
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Hi Brad and all. I am about to boast, so I apologise in advance. I just built the best FSX enhancer, an i7-920, GTX280 x2 in SLI, Vista Ultimate 64bit, etc. It is quite a machine, so quiet, my server is now very noisy by comparison.

This replaces my FS9 desktop which is now 7 years old. Now, the interesting thing was that I was quite despondent after loading FSX. With high expectations I maxed out everything, and had 6 fps with the Baron, Real weather, default location.

And even after reducing detail substantially, fps jumped to 8fps. I then installed Acceleration, everything maxed, and fps=~45. Microsoft did an amazing job, both with SP2 and with Vista. But I won't bore everyone with my Vista elation. I am converted.

So, at last I have something to enjoy flying with again, and have to stop writing now, as there are a few things I would like to purchase for myself. A certain Mustang, some weather and environment enhancers, etc.

See you guys in the registered section soon, and Merry Christmas to all.

Regards

Paul 

i7-920, GTX280 x 2, 6Gb, HAF932, Vista U 64bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote frkristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan-07-2009 at 9:10am

This is posted in a SimForums thread by NickN/Flight1:

http://www.simforums.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=29041

Frank Kristiansen
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It's all about GHZ!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jrmartin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov-23-2009 at 12:29pm

 

Problems with framerates in FSX can be solved by installing Windows 7.  IF you have a dual or quad processor you need W7 64bit.  You will not have to overclock or all the other problems we had with XP & Vista.

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I am new to this forum and have not flown with FS9 for many years. I have gotten the "flying" bug again and as an ex Cessna Citation Avionics tech in the late 70's I am interested in the Mustang. I am building a new system for FSX use mostly and want to make sure it will run the F1 Citation Mustang with good to excellent results. I have searched the forums and found many tips and links to tune Win 7 64 Bit and FSX for best performance and frame rates, just want to make sure my hardware will keep up. Here is what I have:

* GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD Motherboard
* XFX Radeon HD 5770 w/ 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 Memory Video Card
* AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
* G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Memory
* Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* FSX Gold Edition w/ Acceleration

I will have this up and running in the next week or so, just wanted some opinions.

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Not sure why you are going with AMD and ATI if you are building for FSX. Research when building my rig seemed to favor Intel and NVidia GeForce for FSX. You might take a look at Mushkin Red Line memory, it seems to be favored here. You might also want to consider separate hardrives for OS and FSX. Maybe a VRap for your FSX and a 7200rpm HDD for your OS. Other than that it looks like a solid rig for FSX.
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Hi Joe, I am interested in your coments about the Video cards and NVidia & AMD, i am in the midst of reinstalling all my flight software, and i am in the postion to change over to NVidia.
 
Can you or anyone else tell me if there is any significant difference of one over the other in performance. Forgetting specs of computers and all that. a GEForce GTX 580 on EBay in OZ they are about $650 delivered and that is not too bad, but i dont want to replace it on a whim. I would definately do it for good performance gain.
 
Before changing to Windows7 i had reasonably good performace with the AMD, i say reasonably because it did have its moments.
 
By the way when i changed to Windows7, i lost all my FSX programs i mean everything, so i spat the dummy and sulked awhile so now i am just starting to think about reloading everything once more, why i went to Windows7 beats me as i had no trouble with Vista, go figure.
 
Folks any advice is welcome appreciated and will taken as just that, advice.
 
If i dont post again before Christmas, i would like to take this time to wish Jim and all his dedicated staff, plus all the wonderful forum members , Yoda, Andy, Steve, Scott and the other folk who use the forum, a joyous, safe and peaceful christmas.
 
Regards Peter
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Joe, thanks for the feedback, as for AMD and ATI components, I am just partial to them. As for drives, I have dual 640GB 7200rpm WD drives.
Armando
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Nice Work of Bojote with the fsx.cfg config.

http://www.venetubo.com/fsx.html

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