This may work for those out there that have FSX and want to increase fps It works for me in DX10 and I am now running at MAX on all settings except the traffic setup. Ultimately you want to have as much free resource as possible on your PC as possible.
If you click on Start and select Run, type in MSCONFIG and press OK. In this menu, you want to select Startup. I have deselected all start up programs and then restart the PC. I have found by doing this, you will not have any programs running outside of FSX. This may work for those out there or it may not work for those. It does does help to have a good video card.
I have a core 2 processor, 2 gig of ram, and a 8800 gts 640 card. I found that in DX9, I have to back down the settings in FSX but in DX10, it works very well on my rig.
Just an idea.
thanks for the help on this! However, this is going to sound like a dumb question, but how do you find 'run' on Vista? Having gotten used to XP, I now have to learn everything all over again with Vista.
It will work for either XP or Vista. Just follow the steps and see what happens. Again, this setup may not work with other systems out there. It works for me though. I have all settings maxed and all boxes checked except the traffic. I flew around Hawaii and it REALLY looks nice. My fps was set at 20 at first but I found that when I moved up to 50 pfs, my rig could handle it. It's really important that a good video card is used. I found that DX10 is pretty sweet even though many of my addons don't work.
Point mouse to "start" - your menu box will open up - at the "bottom", just type in msconfig, Vista will then show you at the top of menu panel - msconfig, click it and you're there. Nice "search" feature of Vista..saves a lot of hunting for the files you need.
Well thats good for you to have a 50 fps. Well even I'll try that out to reduce load of FSX on my computer.
What I dont understand is why are people so crazy and obsessive about this 40-50-60-70 fps thing!!!!????!!! any thing more than 25-30 fps is useless to our naked eye. Thats what we're used to see in any moving video, film or tv. ANything above that I feel is completely unnecessary. I
I've the FPS locked at 25. It hovers around that 24-27 mark and I'm quite satisfied with it.
Cheers and Happy flying
I "think" the fps thing - more is better (and I was very guilty of that when I built my quad) is a misnomer - YES, it's good to know I can get 70 - 115 fps with sliders at 75% or constant 33 with sliders maxed - but I "know" my system will handle it. You are absolutely correct - 29.97fps is video quality that we see on tv all the time and it's fine. IMO, if a simmer can maintain a constant 25 - 30 fps, no stutters or jerkies, with medium or up sliders, we/they can't really ask for more and should be highly pleased with the experience of performance and eye-candy.
I've got a quad core liquid cooled three hard drive thingy (wasted on me, as I'm a complete dummy when it comes to computers!) and with the frame rate on unlimited it occasionally goes into 3 figures, but you really can't tell the difference between that and 30 FPS.
I think anything above 20 looks good.
60 is the max the human eye can see.