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Thread: Need guidance regarding smooth running of FSX

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    San Francisco, California


    Browser closed, no other programs besides FSX running, in your Settings/Customized/Aircraft uncheck lens flare and light bloom. Set the water slider at 2, AI traffic at 35%.
    Sliders like AutoGen, Scenery Complexity can be maxed out.

    Now I see you are using the "Not Appropriate" AI program. No soup for you!
    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

    Emachines T3418 AMD 3400+ processor 2GHZ/256KB L2 Cashe 2Gig Ram 160Gig HDD NVidia GEForce 6100 GPU Running WinXP Home Can't believe it still works! Running FSX Standard with SP1 and SP2

  2. #12


    I have un and installed FSX Gold (Acceleration) 3 times. And one thing I MUST do is DEFRAG the HDrives (C and D in this case). I got (free) 'Defraggler' 64 bit (Win 7 Pro 64 bit). Works like a charm. Without defrag FSX would not run the same. Nobody tells you everything.
    Chuck B
    Edit: And as for processes (you are not aware of) there is one that eats up CPU and it auto installs/runs in Win 10. It's called 'Xbox' recorder and I hear it's bad news for laptops (Steam forums).
    Last edited by napamule2; 10-11-2017 at 06:14 PM.
    i7 2600K @ 3.4 Ghz (Turbo-Boost to 3.877 Ghz), Asus P8H67 Pro, Super Talent 8 Gb DDR3/1333 Dual Channel, XFX Radeon R7-360B 2Gb DDR5, Corsair 650 W PSU, Dell 23 in (2048x1152), Windows7 Pro 64 bit, MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joy, Logitech K-360 wireless KB & Mouse, Targus PAUK10U USB Keypad for Throttle (F1 to F4)/Spoiler/Tailhook/Wing Fold/Pitch Trim/Parking Brake/Snap to 2D Panel/View Change. Installed on 250 Gb (D. FS9 and FSX Acceleration (locked at 30 FPS).

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    I don't know if I'm allowed to give this sort of advice, I only know it works perfect on my machine old Intel Quad.
    When starting the FSX call the task manager, process tab right-click on FSX there and select "set affinity". then choose all cores. Then Set priority "Above Normal". don't start with "High" It may crash your system, but it won't cause any permanent damage, you can always try it.
    I'm only saying it because you have twice as many cores as me and mine works fine.
    Can't wait for my i9 "18 cores" Woohoo! still saving .....

    Napamule: I heard about that Xbox recorder too... Not much good for Desktops either!! "Very much lag" they said.
    FSX Rules!!
    What time's the next flight?

  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by mealone View Post
    I'm only saying it because you have twice as many cores as me and mine works fine.
    Can't wait for my i9 "18 cores"
    FSX is, and always will be, predominantly a single-core program. Whilst limited multi-core functionality was introduced by the service packs, it's never been truly multi-core aware so adding cores will make very little difference to performance.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    5 NM NE of EDXF


    What matters for FSX is not the number of cores in the CPU, but the number of GHz it runs at. That's where your savings should go.


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