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Windows 7: Low Frame rates


01 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Low Frame rates

Hi folks,

Just upgraded to Win 7 Pro 64-bit.

Looks nice and everything but poor performance on my Flight Simulator 2004 game. With XP I was getting a solid 39fps with all sliders maxed out; Windows 7 I get 15-29 varying constantly, mainly hangs around the 20fps mark.

Here's my specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16ghz
Kingston HyperX DDR2 800 4GB
Geforce 8800GT 512mb PCI-E
Seagate 500gb SATA2 HDD/200gb SATA 2
Asus P5KPL/1600 Mobo

Can anyone offer me any suggestions as to how I can increase my frame rates?

Many thanks,
Chris


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01 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Turn off Windows Aero, it's always draining your GPU's power. There is a guide on how to do this at Disable Aero on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek .

Also because you're running 64 bit your 32 bit application isn't running natively and will thus not run quite as fast as if it were on a 32 bit PC.

Also as you are new to the forum I thought I'd let you know, swearing, fighting and general rudeness are not permitted on this forum and if it carries on you will eventually get banned.

Oli
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01 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have disabled aero buy disabling the service and still only getting 25fps locked at 30. Is it possible that my Graphics Card is to blame?
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01 Apr 2010   #4

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Turn off Windows Aero, it's always draining your GPU's power. There is a guide on how to do this at Disable Aero on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek .

Also because you're running 64 bit your 32 bit application isn't running natively and will thus not run quite as fast as if it were on a 32 bit PC.


Oli
eh?


what drivers are you running? have you tried setting power management to prefer maximum performance in control panel make sure your cards not downclocking? Your game should and will run as well in 7 as it did in Vista
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01 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I was running Windows XP, not Vista. I can't handle playing Flight Simulator (main game I play) at under 25fps, just too jittery.

I haven't tried setting the maximum power on my graphics card (where do I do that?).

Cheers,
Chris
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02 Apr 2010   #6

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boeingaviation View Post
I was running Windows XP, not Vista. I can't handle playing Flight Simulator (main game I play) at under 25fps, just too jittery.

I haven't tried setting the maximum power on my graphics card (where do I do that?).

Cheers,
Chris
sorry i meant XP , moving from XP to win 7 with onboard graphics can cause serious gaming issues , however as you have an 8800 it should be ok , what im trying to say is its not the OS causing your problems

Now i assume you know what your doing but just incase are you sure you have your ingame settings exactly the same as you had in XP? and what driver version are you currently running? , could you do me a favour and if not alreay done install one of these....

32 BIT NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.13 WHQL

64 BIT NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.13 WHQL

dunno which os you have 64 or 32

there's loads of other stuff we can try , diagnstic software for checking your cor/mem speeds ingame make sure there ok but lets get the easy stuff out the way first

btw the setting i mentioned is in the NVidia conrol panel under 3d settings but leave that for now
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02 Apr 2010   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Turn off Windows Aero, it's always draining your GPU's power. There is a guide on how to do this at Disable Aero on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek .
Considering Flight Sim disables the DWM, which in turn disables Aero anyway - this has zero impact on performance.

The Flight Sim series has always been heavily CPU dependent as opposed to being GPU dependent.

I'd look at trying to lighten/disable background tasks/services that are utilising CPU cycles as well as ensuring your drivers are up to date (the ones posted by Archie)
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03 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

So I went into the Nvidia control panel, but under 3d settings I can't figure out which setting archie means by "prefer maximum performance". There is a setting which allows you to select texture filtering to be either, quality/high quality/high performance/performance.
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03 Apr 2010   #9

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Turn down all of the graphics options in game. For most people, NVIDIA's default settings allow the game itself to control whether you're using a high resolution, and quality of textures, decals, etc.

Go into the Graphics Options of the game and turn down the resolution, texture quality, turn off anti-aliasing and turn down anything else you can think of. If that doesn't help, you may want to run a benchmark program to find out if it's related the to the game or your computer.

Futuremark - Benchmarks
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03 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

depending on the game, Geforce 8800GT 512mb PCI-E may be your issue.
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