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This set up has worked well for me. My system info is below.


I recommend more than one monitor, the second used for a moving map

or aircraft info. I also keep my Task Manager open, I can close programs

that I don't need for FSX, such as program updates. Like Google, Adobe

and a slew of others. Also if FSX pauses I can tell if its loading some thing

or not responding and I need to restart FSX.


I use a Nvidia GTX 750, its only a little over a hundred bucks and will run

three monitor with no problems. I use a 46" Plasma TV for my main monitor

and the frame rates are crazy fast. When flying above 3000 ft I get between

50 and 100 fpm. At low levels around 50 fpm, no screen shuttering or freezing.

I also use Super High Res. Scenery for Cities.

It is also capable of 3D, HD and over clocking. I have used Nvidias over clocking software

and really did not see any benefit. It runs great without it. Running three monitors

and every thing set to high in FSX the GPU temp goes up very little. Nvidia even

has a built in program called Surround to set up 3 monitors. In surround mode you can

extend the main view to all 3 monitors. But having a large main monitor I use the

other 2 as accessory monitors to run maps and other flight info.


I use FSX Steam rather than the boxed edition. It is more stable.


The last time I loaded the game. I used Ultimate Defrag 4.

It moves the files around on your hard drive.

Archive files are moved the center and High Performance files

are moves to the outside for faster access.


On the C: drive

I set Steam and FSX as High Performance and everything else

to Archive, including Windows 8.1. It has not affected the boot time

or system operation. All other programs work fine as Archive.


After adding new aircraft I defrag again, even if its just a few files.

It seems to help.


I also defrag everything to Folder/File Name order and it really

speeds up loading times.


On the D: drive I have 150 plus GB of scenery. I live in Texas, high res is over 100 GB,

and the super high res city scenery is another 12 plus. I also defrag this to

High Perfomance and Folder/File Name order.


On the E: drive I have master ZIP files for scenery, aircraft, sound, panels and utilities.

I keep these so when I have to reload FSX I do not have to down load

every thing again, and it is safe from viruses and main hard drive failure.


I have very few crashes with this set up. I do see a Steam error if I have

flying for a long time. The error says Steam virtual error, must close program.

But that is just the Steam program, click any where on the screen and the error

message moves to the back and FSX runs fine.


I have also seen several people complain that FSX locks up at 6%, in my case

it will sit at 6% for a few minutes but it is just loading scenery. Run your Task Manager,

you should see FSX using more than normal CPU%, and Memory. Just give it a little time.


Also, do not check the Empty scenery cache on exit, this will speed up loading times.

I run all scenery from another hard drive, not add on scenery in the game.



I know it seems like a bit much but I got really tired of reloading FSX and all the scenery.

All of this seems to help keep FSX more stable. I do use Payware and

Freeware add on aircraft, FSUIPC4, A2A Accu Feel and Plan G v3.1.2. The defraging seems to keep FSX happy.


I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you for your time,



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Asus M51AD

Windows 8.1

Intel i7 4790s 4 Core 8 Thread

12 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600Mhz

Nvidia GeForce GTX 750, 1 GB GDDR5 3D HD

3 Monitors, Main 46" Plazma TV 1920 x 1080

Acc. Monitors VGA 1280 x 1024

3 Hard Drives, C: 2 TB 7400 RPM, Opr. Sys. and FSX Steam

D: 1 TB 5400 RPM, Mega Scenery Files used in game

E: 300 GB 5400 RPM, All add on files in ZIP format


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Asus ROG G750VX

Windows 8.1

Intel i7 3630 QM 2 Core 4 Thread

8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600 Mhz

Nvidia GeForce GTX 670, 3 GB GDDR5 3D HD

Monitor 17.3" LED backlight

2 Hard Drives, C: 1 TB 5400 RPM, Opr. Sys. and FSX Steam

D: 1 TB 5400 RPM, Mega Scenery Files used in

game and add on ZIP files


All files on all hard drives defraged with Ultimate Defrag 4

in Folder/File Name format to speed up drives.

FSX and Scenery are set as High Performance,

all other files are set as Archive, including Opr. Sys.

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