Originally Posted by Cgowans
Hey guys, first of all id like to introduce myself as im knew to the forum
My names Callum Gowans and im a big fan of Microsoft Flight Simulator! I have a Antec 902 case with the
amd 1090t CPU @ 3.7
ASUS M4A87TD MB
Palit GTX460 2gb
What my problems is that i feel im not getting the right frames i was expecting in Flight Simulator 2004 or X.
I get around 25 - 30fps in Virtual Cockpit with addon scenery and aircraft (max Settings) but my friends fps in most occasions beat my own (my friends have "crappy slow CPU's"
). I have seen my flight sim as low as 10fps in Cockpit sometimes.
I ran a test on 3D mark Vantage but according to another forum the results i received where the results expected from my CPU.
I wasn't sure wither i should have created this threat under AMD Bios incase it was a job to be done in there so i apologies if this is the wrong thread.
I'ts great pleasure to be a part of the forum and i hope to get to know some of youl! =)
Howdy and Welcome
Looking across all your CPU-Z information, the conclusion is that your CPU-NB is limiting your framerate. You want to try and overclock your CPU-NB to at least 2600mhz.
What kind of temps are you getting now? You may really want to invest in an aftermarket cooler and get your CPU up to 4ghz and your CPU-NB up to near 3ghz. This should show a marked increase in your framerates and performance.
AMD chips love a high CPU-NB overclock and fast RAM timings. Do these things and you will notice a difference particularly in minimum frames I've found - a CPU NB overclock will provide the most noticeable performance increase in gaming frame rates out of all tweaking options available. You can also afford to overclock your GTX460 a little more, but this is secondary to a proper CPU overclock.