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Hi All,

I've been lucky enough to have a computer system build just for use with FSX.


I'm having real problems though, even with all sliders set to minimum FSX is incredibly jerky then I get get a message saying the system has run out of memory and shuts down.


I've been out of the simming world for about 5 years so relearning everything although haven't forgotten much about the settings.

I'm so disillusioned with the horrific jerky running, I've yet to be able to complete a flight without it shutting down or becoming so jerky I shut FSX down through frustration.


I've got FSX accelerator installed and all updates. What am I missing from my PC set up?


If anyone can help I would be so grateful!


Here is what is in my PC...




1 x Corsair Graphite Series 780T White Case



1 x Intel Core i7 6700K Quad Core (4.0GHz, 8MB Cache, overclockable 4.4GHz+, Hyperthreading) Socket 1151 CP_IN_i7670K


CPU Cooler

1 x Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (check case)


CPU Thermal Paste

1 x Cool Laboratory Liquid Pro Liquid Metal Thermal Paste



1 x Wired2Fire Extreme Overclocking (non-standard cooler required)


Tuning and Optimisation

1 x Wired2Fire Tuning (BIOS, Driver and OS Tweaks)


Graphics Card 1

1 x nVidia GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card



1 x 32GB Corsair DDR4 3000MHz C15 Quad Channel Memory Kit (4 x 8GB)



1 x Asus Maximus VIII Hero Intel Motherboard (10 Phase Power, SupremeFX Audio, SLI and CrossfireX)


System Drive

1 x Samsung 512GB 850 Pro Series SATA III 6Gb/s Solid-State Drive


Storage Drive 1

1 x Seagate 2TB Barracuda 7200 64MB Cache SATA III Hard Disk Drive HD


RAID Option

1 x RAID 1 (Mirrored Array - Requires 2 disks)


Optical Drive 1

1 x DVD-RW 22x


Power Supply

1 x EVGA SuperNova 1000W Platinum Modular Power Supply


Cable Management

1 x Wired2Fire Cable Management


Case Fan Upgrades (choose quantity)

2 x Corsair AF120 Blue LED Case Fan (Quiet Edition)


Custom Lighting

1 x Blue High Density LED Light Strip


Sound Card

1 x Asus Xonar Essence STX II PCI-E Sound Card



1 x No Monitors


Operating System

1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


Build Options

1 x Standard Build (5-15 working days)


Triple Screen Monitor Kit


Triple Monitors

3 x AOC E2470SWDA 23.6 LED Monitor (5ms response time)"

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OK, you listed the computer specs (it all looks fantastic!), you said your slides are set to minimum, now how about all of the addons you are running? Payware aircraft- sceneries, etc. Remember that FSX can only use 4 GB of memory. You may need to greatly increase your VAS. I'll let you Google that.


Now, how about your FSX.cfg?? HIGHMEMFIX=1 in your Graphics Section?

Still thinking about a new flightsim only computer!  ✈️

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Thank you for getting back to me.

When I have a bit more time I'll sit down and have a proper read of the article on VAS.

To be honest I never even thought about background/ ancillary programmes - I have been running Ultimate Traffic, weather add-ons etc so guess they drain a lot of the memory.

If I have any more questions do you have any issues with me sending you a message directly?



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If I have any more questions do you have any issues with me sending you a message directly?



I'm not that much of a computer expert! Best shot at a solution would be to keep the questions on the Forum here or in the FSX Forum.

Still thinking about a new flightsim only computer!  ✈️

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The max vas fsx can use is 4gb.

Some planes use a lot.

Some area's (airports, or cities with many buildings) use a lot as well.

It's mostly models that do the damage. 3d objects.


Using such a plane and scenery at the same time, flying it from or to there, can be too much.

Some payware aircraft have an update that makes them use a little less.


Registered version of fsuipc has a warning function, a sound when you approach the limit. Saving and reloading can then help.

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The bad graphics could be because of a bad overclock. To exclude that cause I would

-set the clock speed to default,

-use default planes, or freeware addon planes,

-make sure that runs ok, test thoroughly. At least a week or two.


-then try the payware planes, test thoroughly again.


-then carefully overclock one step at a time.

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