[jhb_airlines] Re: FS9 Memory Overload

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:56:01 +0000

A large Airplanes folder will increase the time taken to load the aircraft folder but will have no effect on the way FS runs.

It does sound like a cache problem but that takes me out of my depths!

Gerry Winskill

F FISHER wrote:
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 higher? 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 <mailto:miken5000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
    *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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 changed
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 Regards Mike

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