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FSX, why so bad?

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May 28, 2009 10:09:49 PM

Hello, I am here asking why FSX is so horibble in every perspective almost. I just spent $270 for a q9500 processor, and it still runs like crap. I think my computer specs are pretty good..., But why isn't it preforming like it should? maby its some hardware issues? someone help me out here

specs:

asus p5kpl-cm mobo
windows xp - service pack 3
intel - Q9500 @ 3.41 ghz
4gb's - corsair dominator ram
geforce - 8800 Ultra
1.5 TB hardrive
and a *** load of fans



someone pleasse help, i spent so much money just for fsx and it is still crap.

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May 29, 2009 7:45:08 AM

sdf is right, it has to be tweaked to perform well. I have a q6600@3.6ghz with an 8800gt and have my frames locked at 25fps for smooth performance .. if I lock it any higher or leave it on unlimited it becomes very jerky.
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May 30, 2009 1:08:30 PM

if you just upgraded the processor and all else was the same rename the fsx.cfg file to fsxold.cfg.
When you restart the program it will rewrite itself with the new hardware.
I had to do that with mine and it made a huge difference.
June 23, 2009 6:26:17 PM

your poroblem is your video card, 8800!? Its bottlenecking your nice cpu. This game is heavily cpu dependent but dont be fooled! Cpu ALLOWS good framerates (25-30fps) but the vid card is what keeps the fps stable. The 8800 is your problem, get a nvidia gtx 260 or better and your fsx experience will be as smooth as butter! Well as smooth as butter thats frozen solid.
June 24, 2009 2:08:20 AM

DNQ3 said:
your poroblem is your video card, 8800!? Its bottlenecking your nice cpu. This game is heavily cpu dependent but dont be fooled! Cpu ALLOWS good framerates (25-30fps) but the vid card is what keeps the fps stable. The 8800 is your problem, get a nvidia gtx 260 or better and your fsx experience will be as smooth as butter! Well as smooth as butter thats frozen solid.


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July 19, 2009 4:16:26 PM

is this good a good pc 4 fsx

Computer Case Black & Silver ATX Tower Case
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 250 2MB (2 x 3.0 GHZ)
Motherboard Foxconn M6IPMV 2000MT/s (NVIDIA 6100)
Memory 4GB PC-6400 800 MHZ (2 x 2 GB) (DDR2)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA/HDMI (Palit) - OverClocked
Power Supply OCZ 500W Stealth XStream - Low Noise
Hard Drive 1 160 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 8MB
Optical Drive 1 Samsung (S222A) DVD PLUS/-RW 22x Dual Layer - Black (IDE)
Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound
Networking Edimax Wireless LAN 54Mbps (USB)
USB Ports 4 X USB 2.0 Ports
CPU Heatsink Thermalright Ultima-90i - Silent
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Security Software No Security Software Included
Backup Solution Standard Operating System Backup
Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)
Mouse Logitech RX250 Optical Mouse (USB)
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