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Anonymous
August 12, 2005 3:53:39 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

For some months now I've been watching the newsgroup even though no flights
have taken place, the reason being down to system performance. I like to
fly the add-on stuff but it seems to really kill the frame rate, even though
the system ran OKwhen I bought it. After numerous re-installs of XP and FS9
I've decided to call it a day for now. I'm not after suggestions to speed it
up, I've done them all, I just think I'll sit it out until something in
addition to FS justifies an upgrade. I'll probaby wait for the next release
of FS when I can justify the 5Ghz P10, with 20 TB of ram and the twin 40K
RPM RAID 0 disks.

I'll probably still watch the group because I'm sad that way, but will most
likely swap my CH pedals and Yoke for a new camera lens or gadget on eBay.

Cheers

Geoff



For anyone interested the system spec is detailed below.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE
6.0 SP1)

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
2533 MHz (4.75 x 533)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8STXC
(5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 645DX
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular
(08/03/02)

Display:
Video Adapter GeForce FX 5900XT
(128 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX
5900XT (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX
5900 XT

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio
Device

More about : hanging goggles

August 12, 2005 9:23:35 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

"GeoffC"
> I'm not after suggestions to speed it
> up, I've done them all,

Something does not seem right here... your processor is pretty fair.. and
your Graphics card is good.. you have more than enough memory.

I don't recall you specifically asking for help here, did you?

For instance I would suspect the wrong settings in the BIOS for memory
speed...? stuff like that.

Dallas
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 11:33:36 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Dallas

Your assessment is correct, on paper everything is fine, which is why after
spending a long time playing around with it I am not prepared to waste any
more time. It defies logic or maybe my expectation is just too high.

BTW I got an auto reply from gamersnewsgroups as shown below, I do hate
these people who think they should send me stuff I haven't asked for.

You are receiving this email in behalf of Dallas who has just replied to
your newsgroup message.

Date: 8/11/2005 11:25:23 PM
Newsgroup: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim
Subject: hanging up my goggles
From: Dallas

Click on the link below to view the reply.

http://www.gamernewsgroups.com/go.asp?GUID=1294538199





"Dallas" <Cybnorm@spam_me_not.Hotmail.Com> wrote in message
news:rnWKe.4295$Wi6.6@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
> "GeoffC"
> > I'm not after suggestions to speed it
> > up, I've done them all,
>
> Something does not seem right here... your processor is pretty fair..
and
> your Graphics card is good.. you have more than enough memory.
>
> I don't recall you specifically asking for help here, did you?
>
> For instance I would suspect the wrong settings in the BIOS for memory
> speed...? stuff like that.
>
> Dallas
>
>
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Anonymous
August 12, 2005 8:17:50 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 23:53:39 +0100, GeoffC wrote in
alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim:

>For some months now I've been watching the newsgroup even though no flights
>have taken place, the reason being down to system performance. I like to
>fly the add-on stuff but it seems to really kill the frame rate, even though
>the system ran OKwhen I bought it. After numerous re-installs of XP and FS9
>I've decided to call it a day for now. I'm not after suggestions to speed it
>up, I've done them all, I just think I'll sit it out until something in
>addition to FS justifies an upgrade. I'll probaby wait for the next release
>of FS when I can justify the 5Ghz P10, with 20 TB of ram and the twin 40K
>RPM RAID 0 disks.
>
>Computer:
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> Motherboard:
> CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2533 MHz (4.75 x 533)
> System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)

> Video Adapter GeForce FX 5900XT (128 MB)

You might want to wait for some of the performance experts here to talk
to you. I'm running FS9 "adequately", though not "superbly", and you
seem to have roughly twice as much of everything as I do. Whatever
you've tried, you surely must have missed SOMETHING.

--
Why put fault tolerance in the OS, when it's already built into the
User?
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 6:01:41 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Hi GeoffC,

Sorry to hear that, mate - you seem to have enough "system", have you
considered getting any 3rd-party, professional, assistance?

Regards,
John Ward
"GeoffC" <geoff_noise@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8a53a$42fbd6a3$5409c9c4$30534@allthenewsgroups.com...
> For some months now I've been watching the newsgroup even though no
> flights
> have taken place, the reason being down to system performance. I like to
> fly the add-on stuff but it seems to really kill the frame rate, even
> though
> the system ran OKwhen I bought it. After numerous re-installs of XP and
> FS9
> I've decided to call it a day for now. I'm not after suggestions to speed
> it
> up, I've done them all, I just think I'll sit it out until something in
> addition to FS justifies an upgrade. I'll probaby wait for the next
> release
> of FS when I can justify the 5Ghz P10, with 20 TB of ram and the twin 40K
> RPM RAID 0 disks.
>
> I'll probably still watch the group because I'm sad that way, but will
> most
> likely swap my CH pedals and Yoke for a new camera lens or gadget on eBay.
>
> Cheers
>
> Geoff
>
>
>
> For anyone interested the system spec is detailed below.
>
>
> Computer:
> Operating System Microsoft Windows
> XP
> Professional
> Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE
> 6.0 SP1)
>
> Motherboard:
> CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
> 2533 MHz (4.75 x 533)
> Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8STXC
> (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
> Motherboard Chipset SiS 645DX
> System Memory 1024 MB (DDR
> SDRAM)
> BIOS Type Award Modular
> (08/03/02)
>
> Display:
> Video Adapter GeForce FX 5900XT
> (128 MB)
> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX
> 5900XT (128 MB)
> 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX
> 5900 XT
>
> Multimedia:
> Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio
> Device
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 6:01:42 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

John,

I should seek help for many things but not FS9 :-) Seriously though I'm
reasonably proficient on computers and the PC runs fine for everything else.
My gut feeling is that maybe the disk is a little tired as everything was
fine at some point in the past. Failing that the memory is not happy in some
way.

As it happens I recently bought another PC for our little home office
network as we frequently had queues forming (me, wife, kids) for the main
desktop. I decided that this was not an excuse to upgrade the FS PC so I
went for a cheap and cheerful thing from Ebuyer in the UK for about £220
excluding screen. The spec was:

AMD Sempron 2800+, 256MB (Plus 256MB extra), 40GB 7200 RPM disk. It also has
the MX420 64MB in which I had removed from the other system when I put the
FX5900 in it.

Both machines have the same OS build on them as I did them from scratch
myself. Apart from the faster disk everything else is inferior to the
original. Not quite true it also has AGP8 rather than 4 but I was always
lead to believe that this was no big deal.

I have just set myself up at the same airport with the PMDG and I get the
frames blipping between 18 and 33 with only an occasional 14. It is also
smooth which is the main thing.

Maybe I should transplant the video card from the offending machine and
carry on flying. I need the other card for FS as I run two screens. And yes
I have tried disabling the second screen during this sorry exercise as I
know that will have some frame hit.

Life is never simple is it.

Regards

Geoff



"John Ward" <johnrmward@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:42fec223$0$12027$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> Hi GeoffC,
>
> Sorry to hear that, mate - you seem to have enough "system", have you
> considered getting any 3rd-party, professional, assistance?
>
> Regards,
> John Ward
> "GeoffC" <geoff_noise@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:8a53a$42fbd6a3$5409c9c4$30534@allthenewsgroups.com...
> > For some months now I've been watching the newsgroup even though no
> > flights
> > have taken place, the reason being down to system performance. I like
to
> > fly the add-on stuff but it seems to really kill the frame rate, even
> > though
> > the system ran OKwhen I bought it. After numerous re-installs of XP and
> > FS9
> > I've decided to call it a day for now. I'm not after suggestions to
speed
> > it
> > up, I've done them all, I just think I'll sit it out until something in
> > addition to FS justifies an upgrade. I'll probaby wait for the next
> > release
> > of FS when I can justify the 5Ghz P10, with 20 TB of ram and the twin
40K
> > RPM RAID 0 disks.
> >
> > I'll probably still watch the group because I'm sad that way, but will
> > most
> > likely swap my CH pedals and Yoke for a new camera lens or gadget on
eBay.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Geoff
> >
> >
> >
> > For anyone interested the system spec is detailed below.
> >
> >
> > Computer:
> > Operating System Microsoft Windows
> > XP
> > Professional
> > Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE
> > 6.0 SP1)
> >
> > Motherboard:
> > CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
> > 2533 MHz (4.75 x 533)
> > Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8STXC
> > (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
> > Motherboard Chipset SiS 645DX
> > System Memory 1024 MB (DDR
> > SDRAM)
> > BIOS Type Award Modular
> > (08/03/02)
> >
> > Display:
> > Video Adapter GeForce FX 5900XT
> > (128 MB)
> > Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX
> > 5900XT (128 MB)
> > 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX
> > 5900 XT
> >
> > Multimedia:
> > Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio
> > Device
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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