[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Crispyness

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:28:30 +0000

I've just asked Tony M, who runs a PC Service business. He reckons it should be OK, with SP3.


Anyway, I've just asked my PC supplier, PC Specialists, to quote for the extra RAM. That way I hope to avoid any incompatibility.

Doing a search on the type of RAM throws up a minefield. Some suppliers list offers that are just a bit different from what I've specified.

Gerry Winskill

Peter Dodds wrote:
XP Home?  Hmmmm.  You should ask someone cleverer than me for that one,
I'm afraid.  I have no idea what the differences are between Home and Pro
versions, I got Pro on a recommendation re networking.
Peter

*From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
*To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Date:* Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:26:48 +0000

So, does that mean, with XP Home, if I increase my ram from 2Gb to 4Gb, it will use 3.5 Gb without me doing anything? If so I've another item for my Christmas wish list.

Gerry Winskill

Peter Dodds wrote:
Device manager reports  3.50GB of RAM Physical Address Extension
What is actually fitted is 640Kb base memory plus 4096Mb extended memory
according to the Bios record.

I haven't tweaked anything yet. Windows XP Professional SP3 plus FSX SP2 plus Horizon Gen-X version 1 with Volume 3 "flooded Lake District" patch
all otherwise "out of the box", as it were.

Peter



*From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
*To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Date:* Tue, 11 Nov 2008 13:51:16 +0000

Peter, is this using a mod to the FSX.cfg file? If so, what line have you entered and have you avoided the crashes that some
users >> mention? I understand that's caused by insufficient memory being >> reserved for XP.
Gerry Winskill






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