[jhb_airlines] Re: FS9 Memory Overload

  • From: "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:40:45 -0000


A possible cause, could be, that when you added scenery, in the scenery 
library/add area. A the bottom of the box where you select the scenery, is 2 
check boxes. One is 'cache this scenery' the other is 'use this scenery 
directly'. Which one have you been checking? I would check the 'use this 
scenery directly', it sounds as if you are maybe filling the cache. Also have 
you added any scenery lately? Try removing it, just uncheck it in the scenery 
library, (you will have to restart FS unfortunatly) in fact, uncheck all the 
added scenery, test, and add, until you find the culprit.

A very large aircraft folder could also be a problem, this will slow down FS.

Just a possibility, it could also be a lack of memory, 1 gig of ram or better 
is good. Also a high spec video card.

Also, what else are you running as the same time, this depends on your machine 
spec of course. Locking down to 19FPS indicates a low spec. Can you get it any 

A case of trial and error is indicated.

I am tied up this week with family matters, but it would be no problem to log 
into your machine and have a look around, like I have done with Thomas Mcgreevy.

Frank F 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Nicholls 
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:03 AM
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] FS9 Memory Overload

  Anyone help here

  I have been having flightsim lockups with a blue microsoft flightsim message 
to say it has had to close - you can tell them about the problem etc etc. These 
happen after 30 mins or so.

  Until then the pc is fine, frame rate is set to around 19 fps, and the 
settimgs on other things at a medium level. For the last 12 months I have 
encountered no unusual problems, and settings have not intentionally been 

  Running task manager in the backround has shown that FS9 starts up at around 
60,000 ( bytes per sec ? ) rising to around 80k when taxying / flying etc. 
Changing views puts more usage on, maybe up to 120k back to 80k when the flight 
deck view is on

  Problem is the useage constantly increases up to around 220k over 30 mins 
then the machine locks when more sudden useage is put on ( changing screens to 
a different view ). It seems like the memory cache is not being emptied as 
scenery is loaded in by the system, as I can see no other reason why the 
resources should change like this. I would have imagined it should stay 
constant at say 130k, maybe more at a/ports

  Once the machine has crashed unless I carry out a re-boot it will constantly 
lock up as soon as FS9 is loaded up and flying re-started

  I feel it must be a setting within FS9, ( or power / memory settings in the 
pc itself ) to stop this

  Until I get it fixed on-line flying is really out of the question




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