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Drop in FPS approaching destination 2-3 hours

krogh Guest

I have made some searches on the web and it seems I am not the only one with this problem but it also seems that nobody has a solution for this see ( copy and paste it )

http://forums.simradar.com/forum/_C5/Microsoft_Flight_Simulators_F12/FS9_slows_down_P34567/

Here is my system specs:

Intel Pentium 4 3216MHz
Display Card NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
Memory 2048MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 58.37GB
Display Card Memory 256MB
Display Driver Version 6.7.0.2
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [A000]

FS2004 update downloaded

See my game advisor rating

http://gameadvisor.futuremark.com/gameadvisor/service/my_system.jsp?sysInfoId=2452953

Here is my problem , I will achieve 30 FPS (locked) online through my whole flight doesnt matter about the amount of traffick or clouds when approaching my destination ussualy after about 2 or 3 hours of flying online my FPS drops to about 4 - 8FPS. At his stage my PC is not overheating etc. I have landed at some airports closed FS 2004 reconnected and immediately achieved my 30 FPS (locked).

I have closed all unncessary programs running in the background no anti virruses running , no virrusses present on my PC have done scans.

So basically I have a macig time online just for my whole experience to be spoiled when landing or when I have been online for a long time.

Any ideas please

Johan Krogh

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Edited by - krogh on 10 Dec 2005 11:40:10

US-EC
Junior Member

USA
278 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 06:18:20
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How big is your swap file (virtual memory)?

Try increasing it to 2X your installed RAM...give that a go.

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krogh
Starting Member

South Africa
44 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 06:32:35
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Please advise me how to access the swap file .

halogen
Junior Member

New Zealand
190 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 06:39:20
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You can get to the virtual memory setting by going to Control Panel/System/Advanced and click the top Settings button, then go to Advanced and at the middle-bottom of the page, click change. Since you have 2GB of RAM, Eric says (and I agree) that you should have about 4GB of VRAM. So put the minimum as about 4000MB and the maximum at about 4200-4500. Although you can change the maximum if you want but I would'nt put it up too high. Good luck and happy flying.

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krogh
Starting Member

South Africa
44 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 06:45:19
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Thank you I will give it a try

krogh
Starting Member

South Africa
44 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 10:55:21
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I have tried this but I still have the same problem maybe I now have a 2-3fps faster system but my fps are still way down at my destination airport than they were at my departure airport

See this:
I started out of 25 FPS at LSGS

Arriving at destination LEIB 5.8 FPS ONLY !
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7398/arrivalb2000ag.jpg

Landed at destination LEIB 4.3 FPS ONLY !
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1171/landedb2002rs.jpg

And now after reconnecting a amazing 24.4 FPS (LOCKED)

Disconnected reloaded FS2004 and reconnected to IVAO at LEIB
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6720/reconnectedb2004mb.jpg

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Edited by - krogh on 10 Dec 2005 11:45:55

US-EC
Junior Member

USA
278 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 11:36:46
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It sounds like the FS cache may be getting full.

From a brief search of other FS2004 fourums:

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Not sure about FS2004, but a big help framerate wise was to put the scenery cache at 1000 and have it empty on exit. My frame rates are perfect and with everything maxed out at 1280x1024.
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Maybe give that a shot. Another idea might be to perform a scenery refresh when you get close to your destination and see what happens. You can set up a hot key combo for that in the keyboard configuration.

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krogh
Starting Member

South Africa
44 Posts
Posted - 10 Dec 2005 : 11:56:02
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Were do I set these setting cache in fs2004

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

When you say that you have closed down all unnecessary programs running in the background are you using one of the utilities, if not do so.
https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/2948/fsautostart-v11/

http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=speedup_152206.zip&CatID=fs2004util&Go=Search&Cookie=1

As you know when you run Windows for a day or more without rebooting it slows down for many reasons, amongst them new programs starting up, is this the case with FS9?

You also say that the machine (very nice!) isn't overheating, how do you know that, it does get hotter the longer you fly, are you checking the temperature during the flight (minimizing the screen for a moment) and how clean are the case fans, have you added extras. With a system like that I would have a few extra fans.
http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/code_list.asp?code=009

I use this, read it and see if you can.
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/active.htm

Thanks for all the information before we had to ask.
Radar

Guest

Thank you for your advice appreciated

Pro Member First Officer
mako (makonnenl) First Officer

Can you please explain? Is Fs9 creating the heat..can a program create heat? I thought that the room temperature and the electricity causes heat.
Sorry, this might be a stupid question. Embarassed Embarassed

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

FS9 is very graphic intensive making the CPU of your computer work very hard creating heat which can crash the sim.
Yes if the room is very hot and hot air is pumped in by the fans it'll hurry up the process.
Radar

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mako (makonnenl) First Officer

As long as it does't crash my pc I think i am fine.... correct 😀

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

makonnenl wrote:

As long as it does't crash my pc I think i am fine.... correct 😀

If your PC make beeps or plays music (out of nowhere) then you are in trouble. It'll usually close itself down before that. Windows and Intel protect themselves.
Radar

Guest

I have updated my ZS2 Audigy driver and it seems that my FPS has increased alot see link: 90+ FPS hope it lasts on arrivals

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/6449/newdrivers2dc.jpg

Regards

Johan

Guest

After a hour and a half flying online IVAO my FPS drops very low again
see pic

http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aaa8ut.jpg

I now give up I dont know what to say or do!!!!

Guest

I have reset my flight staying online I just transferred to another airport FPS still stay low. Only after exiting FS completely and restarting my FPS is 100% something is sucking me and I dont know what.

Guest

Current CPU temp 65 C
Windows Task Manager Processes fs9.exe 65 % System Idle Process 17% A few others at 1%

Perfomance CPU Usage 83%
PF Usage 924MB
Applications 2 web pages and FS running

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