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DTN Guest

I am running FSX deluxe and have a Radeon 9200 graphics card. Initially everything was fine. I installed it no problem and was having great fun with it.
But after not using it for a month or so I tried running it a few days ago and now a few minutes into every flight it just suddenly reverts back to my desktop screen - no error message..nothing. I then have to go into task manager to close it down. I find after this happens my pc hangs and I have to reboot. I have tried uninstalling FSX and reinstalling it but still getting the same problem.
The only thing that has changed is now I have a new Acer TFT monitor - could this have affected anything?
Any helps with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

What are you other specs?

DTN Guest

My PC specs are:
AMD XP 2400 2GHZ processor - 512mb RAM - XP PRO with service pack 2.
My flight sim X settings are the default settings all set to "very low".

Strange that it was working but now for some reason it keeps crashing.

Guest

Happens to me too. I have a Radeon 9250, 512 MB RAM, 1.7 GHz Pentium 4 processor, and my pc also crashes/gives me a blue screen, even in areas where i get 30+ fps. It happens if i leave the sim running too long/overnight, and also if i run the missions 'limited options', or '747 test flight'.

Pro Member First Officer
Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

DTN wrote:

My PC specs are:
AMD XP 2400 2GHZ processor - 512mb RAM - XP PRO with service pack 2.
My flight sim X settings are the default settings all set to "very low".

Strange that it was working but now for some reason it keeps crashing.

Well there is your problem. you need atleast 1gb memory and that processor is weak. Sorry but your pc is no match for FSX. You need to stick with FS9.

DTN Guest

Thanks 737Flier - But what I cannot understand is why I have been able to use it for the last couple of months and only recently it has begun to give problems. I would have thought if it was my pc spec that was the problem it would have given me problems right from the start.
If I cannot get to the bottom of this I think I will have no choice but to go back to FS2004.

PhilTaylor Guest

DTN wrote:

Thanks 737Flier - But what I cannot understand is why I have been able to use it for the last couple of months and only recently it has begun to give problems. I would have thought if it was my pc spec that was the problem it would have given me problems right from the start.
If I cannot get to the bottom of this I think I will have no choice but to go back to FS2004.

Did you update your ATI driver?

Dod you try turning Catalyst AI off.

DTN Guest

Thanks for advice PhilTaylor - I went into device manager and updated the driver that way - but still crashes FSX. Should I have gone to the ATI site and got the latest driver from there?
When I ran the FSX again I was able to run one of the missions 'Loopy Harry' no problem, however as soon as I tried it in 'Free Flight mode' it crashed again. This time it presented an error msg about VPU.
Apologies Phil, I am new to this, what is the 'Catalyst AI' and how do I turn it off?
Is my graphics card fast enough - Radoen 9200SE ?

DTN Guest

Anyone got any further ideas or advice - much appreciated.

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