[jhb_airlines] Re: Ideas Wanted

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 04:59:21 +0100

My only thought is that something is being loaded into RAM and then not
being released again. Whether this is a bad scenery file or an internal FS
process is much harder to say. Tis one of those horrible things that could
be anything and might be tricky to track down..


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 14 August 2006 20:59
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Ideas Wanted

Update on the Pauses
Uninstalling the FSX Demo made no difference to the regular pauses. A
few observations:

If I'm flying over a heavilly scenery and AG loaded are like the
Cotswolds, and have the pause problem, it tends to stick. If I move to
somewhere with a lower load, like Belfast, then the problem persists.
Move to a virtual desert, like Alice Springs, and it travels with me.

Next interesting observation is that it's the system that pauses, not
just FS9. With a pause affected FS9 running on just one of my three
monitors, I move the mouse cursor to either of the other two screens.
There I perform a smooth circular motion with the mouse cursor. When FS9
pauses, so the cursor pauses on the empty screen.

Next I boot up at Alice Springs. No pauses at all. In succession I
relocate to Greece, to Aberdeen, to the new and complex Glasgow. As
smooth as silk everywhere. A move to Ronaldsway sees the first sign of a
pause. Move to the Cotswolds and it's at its worst.

Other observation is that if I start at Gloucestershire with the Default
Cessna, the pauses are less noticeable.

Running with Hyperthreading enabled or disabled makes no difference.
Hyperthreading enabled reduces the blurries, in the Cotswolds.

Task Master shows I'm not using all the 1Gb DDR memory.  Running Freeram
makes no difference.

Anything blindingly obvious here?

Gerry Winskill

Gerry Winskill wrote:

> After getting it running quite quickly and smoothly, I've hit an
> irritating problem with FS9. Every 12 seconds, regularly, it does a
> half second pause. It does this whether flying over a heavilly autogen
> populated area, or sitting on the ground at Belfast City.In fact it's
> slightly worse at Belfast. It even does it when FS9 is paused
> The only changes to the system have been installation of XP SP2 and of
> the FSX Demo. A quick check confirms it does't happen with FSX Demo.
> All ideas gratefully received.
> Gerry Winskill

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