[jhb_airlines] Re: tips

  • From: Mr Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:12:01 BST

Back on line and I'd answered the first question in the reply to Frank; having 
just come to your own, after. 

System on the new one is:
Mobo            ASUS P5B
Processor       INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6700 (2 X 2.67GHZ) 1066MHZ FSB/4MB Cache
Graphics Card   256Mb Geforce 7600GT PCI-Express + DVI + TV Out
Memory          2048 Mb CORSAIR DDR2-667 PCS300
Hard Drive      SATA II 250Gb @ 7200rpm, 8Mb Cache
Hard Drive 2    SATA 11  80Gb @ 7200 rpm, just transferred from my old machine.

Initial economies were on memory and the graphics card. If FSX dictates, and 
cash available, I'll increase to 4096 Mb.
On Shep's advice I went for the 7600GT, initially. The top end card was about 
£300 extra! He thinks prices will plummet when DirectX X comes out and new 
cards have to be produced to use it.

Only significant hitch, so far, apart from not being able to get on line with 
anything but this laptop, is second graphics card. The new machine won't 
recognise either of my old PCI cards. Getting decent information is extremely 
difficult but it looks as though a PCI-Express card will only run with others 
of that conformation. Whilst doing a trawl I came across news of Matrox having 
launced the 550. This is PCI-E x 1, so I have three of those slots available, 
as well as three PCI. The icing on the cake is that the 550 looks to be a 
genuine dual head, like my much missed Matrox 400 Dual Head AGP; stil 
languishing in a drawer.

Gerry Winskil

Bones <bones@xxxxxxx> wrote :

> Yep - but what happens when you re-enable the second processor as suggested?
> Whilst you are here can you give us a rundown on your current system now?
> Mobo
> Graphics card
> memory
> hard drive
> bones
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Mr Winskill
> Sent: 09 October 2006 22:29
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: tips
> Frank,
> I've had a quick look at the first, CPU related, suggestion.
> In untouched state, with both processors ticked, CPU Useage is 54%, one
> processor burbling just below max and the other burbling along just above
> the baseline. FPS is about 57, at Ronaldsway.
> With only one processor ticked, CPU Useage is down to 51%. One processor is
> a straight line at max, the other barely discernible above baseline and fps
> probably about 2 to 3 lower than in the first situation.
> The Default was both running with FS9, which was producing marginally beter
> framerates.
> Brighter brains than mine my deduce something from this.
> Can't look at the effect of FSUIPC on blurries, since my version seems to
> have become unregistered, at some stage.
> Gerry Winskill
> Franklyn Fisher &lt;ff006c5886@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&gt;
> wrote :
> &gt; I don't know if this will be of any use to you, but have just found
> &gt; it. &amp;gt; &amp;gt; DualCore Processors
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Start FS in windowed mode.
> &gt; &amp;gt; Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to get the task manager, click performance
> tab,
> and
> &gt; &amp;gt; observe that FS is only using one processor.
> &gt; &amp;gt; The left graph will show a heavy load, the right a light load.
> &gt; &amp;gt; Click on processes, and look for FS9.exe, and select Infinity.
> Remove
> &gt; &amp;gt; the check mark from one processor.
> &gt; &amp;gt; Close the window and then repeat the process, and select both
> processors
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; again.
> &gt; &amp;gt; FS9 will now spread the load over the 2 processors.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Or search the Microsoft Support for Dual core hot fix.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Blurries
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; ie textures not loading fast enough
> &gt; &amp;gt; Check your visibility settings in the registered version of
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Hope this will be of help, or you already know this.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Frank F
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