SP1 - Feedback

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JG3Bulldog Trainee

Well I have been playing with FSX since it's launch and although I only have one issue which is a sound issue everything worked well.

I installed SP1 over a new install following the removal proceedures along with a re-boot and twice now the system has frozen and crashed.

I did what the forum said to the letter so I am now in the middle of de-installing and re-installing again.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe after I installed FSX again I did not run it before applying the patch.

My sound issue which has been here from the beggining is a noise/scratchy when the ATC talks and also when I swap views from outside and go back to the cockpit. I have to cycle through the views again. I also noticed it sparadically on certain flap drops.

Anyway just thought I would let you know this and if anyone has an idea please help.

my system specs below.

Name AMD Turion 64 ML-44
Specification AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-44
CPU Clock Speed 804.1 MHz
Clock multiplier x 4.0
HTT Bus Frequency 201.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 804.1 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 128 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer alienware
Motherboard model Aurora m9700, AB040
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Chipset nVidia nForce4 rev. A3
Southbridge nVidia nForce4 MCP rev. A3

Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x8
PCI-E Max Link Width x16

DRAM Size 2048 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 160.8 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 8 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (TRC) 11 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer 16 clocks
Command Rate 2T
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 PDP Systems DDR PC3200 - 1024 MBytes
Module 1 PDP Systems DDR PC3200 - 1024 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c

3 Responses

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

I don't see a sound card on the list so it must be a integrated one.
See if there is a update for the board or the drivers.
If it's a Dell then call them or go to their site and forum.


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JG3Bulldog Trainee

SLI Nvidia4 2x Geforce Go 7900 GS
2gig ram
AMD 64 MML 44
System says - soundmax intergrated audio

How do I get the correct sound info to work on upgrading the system?

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

Alien is owned by Dell so you should be able to call one of them for support unless your tech support is timed out.

If so check their site for the type of board you have so you can download drivers for it.

This will give you the information.

Then feed that into Google for drivers.


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