Flight Simulator X problems! FSX lags badly!
Every time i run the game, without a doubt it just runs slow and laggy, ive adjusted the settings on the game all to low and it still runs just as bad!

SYSTEM SPECS;
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
3.20 Ghz Pentium 4
2 Gb Ram
GEFORCE 6800GS 512mb
Every time i run the game, without a doubt it just runs slow and laggy, ive adjusted the settings on the game all to low and it still runs just as bad!



SYSTEM SPECS;

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2

3.20 Ghz Pentium 4

2 Gb Ram

GEFORCE 6800GS 512mb

#1
Posted 11/28/2006 07:38 AM   
And this surprised you?

A quote from the Gamespot review

"Microsoft Flight Simulator X is an incredible piece of software, providing almost unbelievable
capabilities for a consumer product. Unfortunately, on most systems at anything other than the
lowest of the game's graphics settings, the simulation has significant performance issues. How
much these issues hinder your enjoyment of the game will depend upon what kind of frame
rates you need to enjoy a civilian flight sim."

And

"The power of this software package is mind boggling. But that power comes at a price.
On a system with an Athlon XP 3400+, 2GB RAM, and an Nvidia 7800 video card
(certainly not cutting edge but also not unreasonable, particularly for the broader market
to whom Microsoft is trying to reach out with Flight Simulator X), with performance
options all set fairly low, frame rates averaged about 8 to 14 frames per second.
This same system runs Flight Simulator 2004 at high settings with frame rates averaging 25-plus fps."

I think you bit off more then your system can chew.
And this surprised you?



A quote from the Gamespot review



"Microsoft Flight Simulator X is an incredible piece of software, providing almost unbelievable

capabilities for a consumer product. Unfortunately, on most systems at anything other than the

lowest of the game's graphics settings, the simulation has significant performance issues. How

much these issues hinder your enjoyment of the game will depend upon what kind of frame

rates you need to enjoy a civilian flight sim."



And



"The power of this software package is mind boggling. But that power comes at a price.

On a system with an Athlon XP 3400+, 2GB RAM, and an Nvidia 7800 video card

(certainly not cutting edge but also not unreasonable, particularly for the broader market

to whom Microsoft is trying to reach out with Flight Simulator X), with performance

options all set fairly low, frame rates averaged about 8 to 14 frames per second.

This same system runs Flight Simulator 2004 at high settings with frame rates averaging 25-plus fps."



I think you bit off more then your system can chew.

#2
Posted 11/28/2006 08:22 AM   
Its an extremley demanding game for sure. I can play at 1920x1200 with AA on my rig in sig at ultra-high global settings but it by no means pumps out massive fps. Also the sliders dont even go all the way to the end for ultra-high setting, theres more to be had but I dont know a system that would be up for that :)

I get a managable 20-30fps for the most part at the aforementioned settings which is absolutely fine for a flight simulator given the speeds and view you see. It is capable of going up to 50fps+ however. It does dip below 20fps but doesnt really become unplayable until you get closer to 10fps.

It eats Cpu power up like no other game, the sheer amount of AI traffic calculations and then trajectory calculations with everything else in the mix with weather/turbulence all on a massive scale will bring any processor to its knees.
Its an extremley demanding game for sure. I can play at 1920x1200 with AA on my rig in sig at ultra-high global settings but it by no means pumps out massive fps. Also the sliders dont even go all the way to the end for ultra-high setting, theres more to be had but I dont know a system that would be up for that :)



I get a managable 20-30fps for the most part at the aforementioned settings which is absolutely fine for a flight simulator given the speeds and view you see. It is capable of going up to 50fps+ however. It does dip below 20fps but doesnt really become unplayable until you get closer to 10fps.



It eats Cpu power up like no other game, the sheer amount of AI traffic calculations and then trajectory calculations with everything else in the mix with weather/turbulence all on a massive scale will bring any processor to its knees.

#3
Posted 11/28/2006 08:14 PM   
Lol, even I have issues with some of the missions, especially the tokyo escort where you have to land on the hotel roof, and I have 8800GTX's in SLi. This is an uber demanding game which i think is actually being hindered by a lack of Vista and DX10......i don't know I guess we will see :)
Lol, even I have issues with some of the missions, especially the tokyo escort where you have to land on the hotel roof, and I have 8800GTX's in SLi. This is an uber demanding game which i think is actually being hindered by a lack of Vista and DX10......i don't know I guess we will see :)

#4
Posted 11/28/2006 09:06 PM   
[quote name='Badvock' date='Nov 29 2006, 05:06 AM']This is an uber demanding game which i think is actually being hindered by a lack of Vista and DX10......i don't know I guess we will see :)
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Yup. The game is waiting for Vista and DX10. Actually, that's what I hope. If not, then I'm screwed...
I cannot get playable fps at all.
[quote name='Badvock' date='Nov 29 2006, 05:06 AM']This is an uber demanding game which i think is actually being hindered by a lack of Vista and DX10......i don't know I guess we will see :)

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Yup. The game is waiting for Vista and DX10. Actually, that's what I hope. If not, then I'm screwed...

I cannot get playable fps at all.

Intel Pentium D 840 3.2 GHz
Intel 945p chipset
2.0Gb DDR2 Dual-channel memory
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX 256Mb
Nvidia PureVideo Decoder
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
5.1 Surround sound speakers
19" LCD monitor
250Gb 7,200rpm hard disk drive
DVD Burner
13-in-1 Media card reader
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Aztech ADSL 600E Ethernet modem
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 up-to-date
Microsoft Windows Vista RC1

#5
Posted 11/29/2006 01:09 PM   
I have a 8800 GTX and AMD 4600 X2 and I get 12 fps at best .... ARGH! /fear.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':fear:' />

But, I am also running Windows XP x64, which I beleive is the problem!
I have a 8800 GTX and AMD 4600 X2 and I get 12 fps at best .... ARGH! /fear.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':fear:' />



But, I am also running Windows XP x64, which I beleive is the problem!

#6
Posted 12/01/2006 05:17 AM   
[quote name='dshafiee' date='Dec 1 2006, 05:17 AM']I have a 8800 GTX and AMD 4600 X2 and I get 12 fps at best .... ARGH!  /fear.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':fear:' />

But, I am also running Windows XP x64, which I beleive is the problem!
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Well now after replacing 3 of my old drives with one samsung spinpoint 400Gb w/ 16Mb cache and with the 97.28 drivers on a fresh install of Xp 32 sp2 (no ntune) I am running FSX at 2560 x 1600 on my Dell 30" and it is as smooth as a prom queens thighs. Most of the detail levels are max or at least high, but the autogen is reasonably low, as is the traffic (cars) and boats etc which are a needless extra (imo) even the afformentiond Tokyo escort mission runs smoother now, though that mission for some reason is a little jerkier /ermm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ermm:' /> Oh and on that mission don't believe the 40min complete time either I been flying for over an hour and a half now after the mission goes all james Bond on you i had to save it so I can have some food
[quote name='dshafiee' date='Dec 1 2006, 05:17 AM']I have a 8800 GTX and AMD 4600 X2 and I get 12 fps at best .... ARGH!  /fear.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':fear:' />



But, I am also running Windows XP x64, which I beleive is the problem!

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Well now after replacing 3 of my old drives with one samsung spinpoint 400Gb w/ 16Mb cache and with the 97.28 drivers on a fresh install of Xp 32 sp2 (no ntune) I am running FSX at 2560 x 1600 on my Dell 30" and it is as smooth as a prom queens thighs. Most of the detail levels are max or at least high, but the autogen is reasonably low, as is the traffic (cars) and boats etc which are a needless extra (imo) even the afformentiond Tokyo escort mission runs smoother now, though that mission for some reason is a little jerkier /ermm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ermm:' /> Oh and on that mission don't believe the 40min complete time either I been flying for over an hour and a half now after the mission goes all james Bond on you i had to save it so I can have some food

#7
Posted 12/01/2006 05:11 PM   
Hi Badvock,

All my respect for your system configuration. I'm waiting for a second 8800GTX to build a SLI system and play Flight Simulator X at maximum possible settings. I'll be using a Matrox TripleHead2Go to display 3840x1024@60Hz occross three monitors. I see you're pushing a few more pixels than me on your 2560x1600 30" Dell monitor so if you don't mind I would like to ask you a few questions.

What are your average frame rates? Which FSX settings didn't you max out? Are you using Flight Simulator's own 3D settings or are you overriding them with nVidia's 3D settings?

Do you advise overclocking the CPU? Did you tweak the RAM settings?

You reported a performance increase after your last update. What changed that you think made the difference?

Do you think that future nVidia drivers will increase performance?

Any other advise for the SLI hopeful? :-)

Have a nice day,

Rui
Hi Badvock,



All my respect for your system configuration. I'm waiting for a second 8800GTX to build a SLI system and play Flight Simulator X at maximum possible settings. I'll be using a Matrox TripleHead2Go to display 3840x1024@60Hz occross three monitors. I see you're pushing a few more pixels than me on your 2560x1600 30" Dell monitor so if you don't mind I would like to ask you a few questions.



What are your average frame rates? Which FSX settings didn't you max out? Are you using Flight Simulator's own 3D settings or are you overriding them with nVidia's 3D settings?



Do you advise overclocking the CPU? Did you tweak the RAM settings?



You reported a performance increase after your last update. What changed that you think made the difference?



Do you think that future nVidia drivers will increase performance?



Any other advise for the SLI hopeful? :-)



Have a nice day,



Rui

#8
Posted 12/14/2006 04:09 PM   
Right now building an SLI system for FSX is a waste, unless they fix FSX up in the patch, because as it is currently it cannot take advantage of Dual core or SLI.
Right now building an SLI system for FSX is a waste, unless they fix FSX up in the patch, because as it is currently it cannot take advantage of Dual core or SLI.

ASUS Striker II Formula
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 3Ghz
Gainward GeForce GTX 470, 1280MB
OCZ Reaper 2x2GB PC2-8500
Corsair TX850W - 850W
Creative X-FI XtremeGamer

#9
Posted 12/17/2006 07:03 PM   
[quote name='Alexraptor' date='Dec 17 2006, 09:03 PM']Right now building an SLI system for FSX is a waste, unless they fix FSX up in the patch, because as it is currently it cannot take advantage of Dual core or SLI.
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Hi Alexraptor,

Upon which information do you base your comment?

Cheers,

Rui
[quote name='Alexraptor' date='Dec 17 2006, 09:03 PM']Right now building an SLI system for FSX is a waste, unless they fix FSX up in the patch, because as it is currently it cannot take advantage of Dual core or SLI.

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Hi Alexraptor,



Upon which information do you base your comment?



Cheers,



Rui

#10
Posted 12/18/2006 04:49 PM   
it can take advantage of dual core, 4 core, 6 core and 8 core cpu's just not SLI. Youre better off with a insane CPU than an insane graphics card with this sim
it can take advantage of dual core, 4 core, 6 core and 8 core cpu's just not SLI.
Youre better off with a insane CPU than an insane graphics card with this sim

Gigabyte X-79 Mobo, Intel i7 4820K CPU,Nvidia GTX 660Ti GFX,8 gig/DDR3 Corsair@ 1600 Mhz, Windows 8.1 pro, 32" Dynex monitor.
NVIDIA IS THE BEST !!

#11
Posted 02/06/2014 07:50 PM   
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