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My Screen Has The Flickers.  
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Talk about irritating. I have a four year old laptop: 700MHz P3, 320 MB RAM(PC100), AGP 128 graphics card. I just installed FS9. On my desktop super computer everything runs smooth with all settings maxed out. On my laptop, with a settings at minimum, the sky flickers. The plane, terrain, and buildings are all okay, but the damned sky flickers. It's a steady flicker; on-off maybe twice a second. Any advice/suggestions?

Thanks
BaylorAirBear

Did you know that you can type tastetesters with one hand. Uh-oh, I see a new thread.


I'm just skipping stones...
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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 998 times:

LCD's kind of suck for 'gaming'. That's why you almost never see 'gamer tournament' champions using them. Play with the settings, make sure that nothing might be interfering with it (radios, cellphones) try plugged V unplugged. Good luck  Smile

User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Oh no! I just discovered that my graphics card only has 8MB of memory. Could this be the obvious problem? 8MB is the minimum requirement.

BaylorAirBear

Thx Ted

[Edited 2005-05-16 06:37:06]


I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 2):
Oh no! I just discovered that my graphics card only has 8MB of memory. Could this be the obvious problem? 8MB is the minimum requirement.

Yes. FS with a 128mb Radeon 9700 PRO still lags when I get to high graphic render areas (Like add on airport scenery the magnitude of ORD or LHR)

Your going to need a good card, with something like a ATI Radeon X700 will make it very nice.


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 968 times:

Try bumping up your refresh rate.
Right click Desktop and choose Properties. Then click Settings...
Click on Advanced button and then choose the Monitor tab.

For screen refresh push 70-80 Hz and you should be good. Your default setting is probably 60 Hz which causes flicker and gives migraines.


User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21380 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 937 times:

The problem is apparently not the refresh rate of the screen; It seems the video RAM is so constricted that FS can´t allocate enough space for the textures and other visual resources so the ensuing memory and throughput bottlenecks prevent timely completion of the scenery. And every few frames, some of the rendered scenery will just not have been ready at the time it´s being displayed.

The frame buffer to screen refresh rate has nothing to do with it; It´s the drawing of the next image in the frame buffer that´s lagging or defective. More video RAM would help, but in a laptop you rarely have an option to upgrade the video memory. If you want to use 3d software, look for a good video component - and especially avoid "shared memory" ones. They may be able to avoid this particular problem a bit better, but they are very slow overall.


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Thread starter):
Did you know that you can type tastetesters with one hand. Uh-oh, I see a new thread.


Stewardesses can be typed with one hand too, this thread can be moved to aviation now  biggrin 



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Mine flickers only when I look at this site:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/dubdub.php


User currently offlineEuclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Thread starter):
Did you know that you can type tastetesters with one hand.

I type everything with not just one hand, but one finger. Never took typing lessons, obviously.  biggrin 


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