ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7217 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8215 times:
I just installed FS2004 today, and it's a great sim.
But, I have realised that the computer takes quite a while to process things in the game. eg. the flight plan takes forever to load, the aircraft moves very slowly (freeze, move, freeze, move...) during Take off and landings. Also when I click the GPS or Radio board, it takes quite a while for it to show up.
Just wondering if anyone knows if it's the ram, hard drive, or anything else.
I have a comp with 256MB of ram, and loads of space on c drive, this is well past the minimum requirements. But for some reason it's still slow.
Jamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8162 times:
The symptoms you describe suggest a lack of RAM. As FS will need to keep reading and writing to and from the disk to get the info it needs. And I can tell you this disk swapping as its called takes one hell of a long time, compared to using whats in RAM.
This isn't the only reason it will run slow though. But until you give your system specs we cant diagnose the problem.
Eg, a graphics card with a lot of RAM would help as the textures can be kept in there. Also what type of CPU do you have? If its a Celeron or Duron then because these CPU's have reduced cache (memory on the chip) a huge bottleneck can occur going between the RAM and CPU.
Justplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8149 times:
I have a 3.4 amd athlon 1024 mb ram and a Radeon 2800 pro,and still have a problem,the aircraft textures and liveries sometimes dont show for several minutes,ive downloaded the latest drivers for the graphic card and the problem got worse.Anyone any ideas as to why?
your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
SickBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8100 times:
I think it is the Celeron processor as well. They are to cheap to be runnning a game like FS 2004. I would upgrade to a Pentium 4 first, which I am sure most Intel boards accept both Celeron and P4 chips.
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4503 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8073 times:
Agreed...P4 with Hyper-Threading technology is great, runs FS extremely well. I just bought a HP Pavilion a few months ago with an Intel 3.0 HT (Prescott), 512mb RAM (upgraded to 1gb) and it does great. It's one (big) bottleneck is the GeForce FX 5200, which is making my graphics painfully slow. Any suggestions for a replacement video card, anyone?