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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:52 pm
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- 401RCAF_Sly

Anyone else's cpu running at less than 100%? (without silly screen resolutions like 2880x1840)


That figure of approx fifty percent is taken from the Asus overclocking and analysis utility and I presume that most people's processor utilization figures are coming from CPU-Z, so maybe that would account for the apparent conflict on our figures, I just don't know. Also my FS X is running under Windows XP 64 professional presumably in its 32 bit emulation mode so maybe that is an issue for processor utilization, I just don't know.

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You may find this interesting: blogs.msdn.com/tdragge...11152.aspx
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Task manager reports about 50% usage when FSX is running, but task manager reports on the cpu performance and not the individual cores.

If you put the graph up showing both cores, you'll notice that one is maxed out at 100% and the other is just at idle.

So for me, FSX is only using one core...50% of the total CPU.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:19 pm
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thanks Kit,

Thought that would be it... so fastest CPU poss and a decent GPU set up the way to go then... until vista gets here Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:26 pm
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That puts it quite nicely Mechy, thanks for the pointer

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I wasn't happy when I first fired FS X up either Evil or Very Mad . I just couldn't believe that the fps were so low and I thought I had a good machine (E6600, 2gigs 6700 ram and a 7950). So I tried tweaking this and then that and then this again Rolling Eyes , and then it finally hit me Shocked .... even though the fps were low, the game was still smooth, had no stutters and looked great. So...after a week or so trying to figure out why the fps were so low, I now just resist the temptation of Shift-z and enjoy the game!
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- Mechy
...then it finally hit me Shocked .... even though the fps were low, the game was still smooth, had no stutters and looked great. So...after a week or so trying to figure out why the fps were so low, I now just resist the temptation of Shift-z and enjoy the game!


Mechy, I think you are BRILLIANT!!!!

I still only have the demo but the thing about how it just seems smoother at low FPS numbers is true. Lots of people comment on, and notice this...somewhere between the tiring, horrific griping and insults at places like AVSIM....what a shame....

In getting ready for the arrival of the FSX box in the mail, I also tried many of the published tweaks, and then came to the same conclusion as you!

The best tweak is to yank the "Z" key from the keyboard and just sit back and relax....it's an easy and cheap fix, LMAO! Laughing

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Ok Stoopy .... there's a new sticky 'Yank Z Key From Keyboard and Just Sit Back And Relax' !!! Smile

What you said is so true about alot of FS X forums, people are spending more time crying about the game then flying it. That's what I always enjoyed about the forums here, more so constructive then destructive.

Two major things I see are, that you can actually fly this sim at low fps and not have the usuall low fps problems and that you don't need to keep the disk in the drive. I don't see anyone, anywhere saying anything about that, to me it's a big deal that we don't have to keep the disk in. Just seems that maybe Microsoft listened alittle bit this time.
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In the quest for ultimate FPS, bear in mind that you can hardly see anything more than 30 - 35 FPS. So, if you have a rig capable of 100+, have you really accomplished all that much other than benchmark scores?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:49 pm
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Stoop.... Mechy

Yep agree that FSX is real smooth at low fps.. makes a nice change too !!

not having the disc in the slot shows someone somewhere is applying a little common sense.. so called protection hasn't lasted an hour in the www.

We will all try to crunch the numbers faster as this will allow us to utilise ever increasing levels of complexity whilst keeping a "usable" frame rate whatever the number is.... flyabilty is the key

Yep get rid of the shift+ Z

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