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TimH First Officer

Hi everyone

I recently upped my virtual memory to see what would happen (I have a big hard drive, and I can afford the space on it to be used for valuble memory)

And guess what, I found a huge boost in performance in the game.

If I am flying a freeware aircraft in 2d panel in an area where there isnt any add-on scenery (apart from new autogen trees and fs9wat.zip water textures) my frames are anything from 45-75!!

They used to be around 30-50, so this is a huge improvement!!

But I was wondering, is this too good to be true, are there any side effects to using virtual memory? Apart from taking up space on the hard drive, I know that but would be glad to take the risk if I could keep this performance up

So if anyone knows of any issues with using virtual memory please tell me!

Thanks

By the way my computer is

Pentium D (Dual Core) 3.00Ghz
1024MB (1GB) RAM
nVidia GeForce 6700XL

Tim

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RadarMan Chief Captain
Munkeh Guest

Yep it is a good little thing to do, or sometimes out the question if you're on a laptop with little HDD space.

Remember though, that'd it'd be better peformance if you buy real RAM. 2GB is lovely for all games 🙂

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KenTel First Officer

I try to have a partition, on another drive, these days on a SATA II for added speed. This partition for the sole use of a pagefile, size depending on what's available, and what you deem required. I have it at around 6Gb, and set pagefile to range of 1/2 GB to 4Gb. This also helps avoid fragmentation of the pagefile.

On the SYS partition I keep to the 2Mb to 50Mb range. I say this as SYS, because I run in Dual Boot mode. One is for normal everyday computing, the other is solely for FS9 and FSX when it arrives. I can control all the background tasks much easier this way. And have just purchased a couple of WD 250GBs SATA IIs to run in RAID mode, just for the simming apps.

I need a bigger case now, six HDs, and this ASUS Mobo will control 10 if required. 8 internal, and 2 external. Has 2 external SATA sockets. Plus the usual 2 IDE HDs. 12 drives in all, I wondered why our lights go dim when I boot up! 😂 😂

Munkeh Guest

KenTel wrote:

I try to have a partition, on another drive, these days on a SATA II for added speed. This partition for the sole use of a pagefile, size depending on what's available, and what you deem required. I have it at around 6Gb, and set pagefile to range of 1/2 GB to 4Gb. This also helps avoid fragmentation of the pagefile.

On the SYS partition I keep to the 2Mb to 50Mb range. I say this as SYS, because I run in Dual Boot mode. One is for normal everyday computing, the other is solely for FS9 and FSX when it arrives. I can control all the background tasks much easier this way. And have just purchased a couple of WD 250GBs SATA IIs to run in RAID mode, just for the simming apps.

I need a bigger case now, six HDs, and this ASUS Mobo will control 10 if required. 8 internal, and 2 external. Has 2 external SATA sockets. Plus the usual 2 IDE HDs. 12 drives in all, I wondered why our lights go dim when I boot up! 😂 😂

Your pc is a monster, you put my 7600gt to shame Crying or Very sad

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KenTel First Officer

Well Munkeh, the truth is, when you get around my age, there's not a lot in life you can really enjoy. I have always enjoyed Flying, and what better way to spend your armchair time, than fs9, till we get FSX.

I have enjoyed many sports (Fast Cars, Motorcycles, and Women), and pastimes in my younger days, so I have few regrets. Just one actually, wish I had found fs9 earlier, 😂 😂

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

KenTel wrote:

I have enjoyed many sports (Fast Cars, Motorcycles, and Women), and pastimes in my younger days, so I have few regrets. Just one actually, wish I had found fs9 earlier, 😂 😂

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KenTel First Officer

GM72, very good, and I can't think of a follow up line. ❓ Idea Umm... Help! Censored

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

KenTel wrote:

GM72, very good, and I can't think of a follow up line. ❓ Idea Umm... Help! Censored

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Charlie10 First Officer

I have an older 18Gb SCII drive dedicated Virtual Memory on one of my computers. It makes graphic oreinted programs run remarkably faster. If you look for a SCII drive, be sure to have the card to go with it (if you don't already have it installed).

ppo235 Guest

Greetings all. I recently started getting out of memory crashes on my computer. I upped my virtual memory to 30 gb and still get this error. btw I recently updated to windows 10 from windows 7. My system is as follows:
intel core i7 4790, 16 gigs of 2333 ram and an invidia GT 760 w/2gigs of video ram. My c drive is a samsung 256 gb ssd but fsx is installed on my f drive which is 3 terrabites.... Thank you in advance for any help I can get in this matter.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

ppo235 wrote:

Greetings all. I recently started getting out of memory crashes on my computer. I upped my virtual memory to 30 gb and still get this error. btw I recently updated to windows 10 from windows 7. My system is as follows:
intel core i7 4790, 16 gigs of 2333 ram and an invidia GT 760 w/2gigs of video ram. My c drive is a samsung 256 gb ssd but fsx is installed on my f drive which is 3 terrabites.... Thank you in advance for any help I can get in this matter.

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Radar

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