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    Default FSX Gaming PC ..... Still low fps

    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having with my new computer I got for christmas that was purchased just for fsx. I expected excellent frame rates, even more than I got in fs9 when I flew on that sim (40fps avg.), but I am getting no more than 10 on average.

    Anyways, I'll provide my specs and hopefully someone could provide some expertise into what to do. (Also, before anyone suggests it - I've installed the Venetubo fps boost and got about 5+ fps.)

    SPECS -

    Computer Case : Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply Upgrade : 550W Heavy Duty TOUGH Series SATA Power Supply
    Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+/ AMD 760G/ DDR3/ A&V&GbE/ MATX
    DDR3 Memory : 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3-1333/1600 PC3-10666/12800
    Processor : AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Eight-Core Socket AM3+
    CPU Cooling Fan : Corsair H60 High Performance Hydro Water Cooler
    Hard Drive : 320GB Westen Digital 7200RPM SATA-3 16MB Cache
    Video Card : EVGA nVidia GeForce GT 620 1GB DDR VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
    DVD Recorder : Not Selected
    Sound Card : 8-Channel Digital Sound Card (onboard)
    Network Card : 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
    Case Fan : Dual Case Fans 120mm (2xfans)
    Operating System : Windows 7 64bit
    Warranty : Assembled and tested, 3 years parts and 3 Year labor warranty
    Last edited by fsx767; 12-30-2012 at 05:50 PM.

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    Your video card is a $55 dollar card and is a poor choice for FSX or any gaming for that matter:

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...GeForce+GT+520

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    How would a NVidia 8800GT do? I still have it left over from the swap from my old machine.

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    Is it the old card from 2007 or a newer card?

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...eForce+8800+GT

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    I have to agree with Jim. The GT 520 is more suited to a word processor/browser.
    A GTX 550 Ti or HD 7750 will be pretty good, on a budget. GTX 560 Ti or HD 7850 will be better, if the price is not a major detractor.
    The nVidia offerings historically look better in FSX, but, your wallet may help decide.

    FSX hardware demands are not comparable with FS9 either. Not by a long shot.

    FSX is so demanding, that a rig that is capable of marginally maxing out everything on FS9 getting 25-30FPS, will be lucky to get 20FPS with med/high settings in FSX. How do I know? That perfectly describes my old computer!

    My purpose built new rig does do extremely well, but, still nowhere near max. A bummer after putting $50/month aside for almost 6 years!
    I don't expect a computer that can max FSX out, and get 30FPS everywhere, to be generally available for a few years yet...Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by fsx767 View Post
    How would a NVidia 8800GT do? I still have it left over from the swap from my old machine.
    Yup go for it... that'll be way better.

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    Is it the old card from 2007 or a newer card?

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...eForce+8800+GT
    Here's the link to the one I have (It's 8800GT XLR8 Performance Edition) -

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

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    I have to agree with Jim. The GT 520 is more suited to a word processor/browser.
    A GTX 550 Ti or HD 7750 will be pretty good, on a budget. GTX 560 Ti or HD 7850 will be better, if the price is not a major detractor.
    The nVidia offerings historically look better in FSX, but, your wallet may help decide.

    FSX hardware demands are not comparable with FS9 either. Not by a long shot.

    FSX is so demanding, that a rig that is capable of marginally maxing out everything on FS9 getting 25-30FPS, will be lucky to get 20FPS with med/high settings in FSX. How do I know? That perfectly describes my old computer!

    My purpose built new rig does do extremely well, but, still nowhere near max. A bummer after putting $50/month aside for almost 6 years!
    I don't expect a computer that can max FSX out, and get 30FPS everywhere, to be generally available for a few years yet...Don
    What kind of processor did you have on your old rig? I know that Windows doesn't always show the true processor speed, but mine is showing it's only at 2.81GHZ under not only the computer properties page but on the software that was installed on the computer during the boot process in the beginning and it's supposed to be 4.0GHZ and a turbo of 4.2GHZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskancrab View Post
    Yup go for it... that'll be way better.
    Its the old 2007 card, not the $300 card from today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsx767 View Post
    What kind of processor did you have on your old rig? I know that Windows doesn't always show the true processor speed, but mine is showing it's only at 2.81GHZ under not only the computer properties page but on the software that was installed on the computer during the boot process in the beginning and it's supposed to be 4.0GHZ and a turbo of 4.2GHZ.
    My old rig has an AMD X2 6000 dually @ 3.1GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, and an AGP(x8) HD 4670. Max FS9, med/high FSX.
    Some software do not report the CPU speed correctly for newer CPUs.
    CPUz(CPUID) will monitor CPU speed(among other specs), and provide actual real time Vcore, important if you overclock.

    Be aware that, for FSX performance AMD's CPU I/O architecture lags that of Intel, clock for clock, by a pretty good margin.
    I'm an old AMD fanboy, so, the dismal performance of Bulldozer, and AMD's later CPUs in general, is a great disappointment.

    Your "old" 8800GT will still be a little better than the GT 520.
    Spending $100-$125 on a GTX550 Ti, or HD 7750, would yield much better performance than the 8800GT can provide.

    If you swap cards:
    Follow noell's Video Card Driver Installation Guide.
    Clear the Shader Cache.
    Rename fsx.cfg, and let the sim create a new one to set the correct Display Device.
    Re-do the Jesus Altuve Auto-Tweaker ...Don
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