Increasing FSX FPS on a laptop?

hackintosh777

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Jul 30, 2014
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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite E55t-A5320. Specs are Intel Core i5-4200U @ 1.60GHz (up to 2.60, mine usually runs 2.3GHz all the time), 12 GB of 1600MHz DDR3, a 500GB 5400RPM Hitachi HDD, and Intel HD Graphics 4400. OS is Windows 10 Technical Preview, build 6.4.9860 . Yes, I know that FSX runs best on a 4GHz i7, but I don't have any money and I need to use this laptop for school as well.

I ALREADY OWN THIS LAPTOP, so I'm not requesting advice on what to buy. What I do want to know, is if there's a way to increase my FPS. For example, on a freeware Thomas Ruth A330-200 , I'm getting about 15FPS average. If I try to use good freeware planes such as POSKY 777-300ER, my FPS tanks to about 8 average. So are there any tweaks I should use specific to my system? I'm not using any payware, only freeware planes. And I don't use traffic packages because FPS again will take a hit...
 

PCIBUSDRIVER

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Oct 22, 2014
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Being windows 10, your limited in trusted freeware (Im not fully aware of any that are built exclusively for this OS yet) I would attempt the standard msconfig, and close apps methods if they are achievable. Im curious if the installed drivers are exclusively built for compatibility to 10. I would worry that windows is running generics for the chipsets and other system features are not really being used properly

See my Tutorial http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2346487/dont-trust-device-manager-upgrading-hardware-tips.html
 

hackintosh777

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I ended up turning the air traffic down to minimal and now I get 25FPS on POSKY 777-300ER (which I used to get 8FPS) and on the Thomas Ruth A330, I get about 60-80FPS. Thanks for your help.
 

fabuloso

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Hi, Just thought of leaving a feedback in case there are more people out there wondering whether they should buy this laptop or not. I just bought a Gigabyte P27gv2 with an i7-4810mq and a GTX 860m graphics card and it runs FSX with all settings maxd out, except for water. I'm also running Orbx FTX Global 1.3, FTX Vector, Ultimate Traffic 2 at max settings, Captain Sim add-ons (777, 767, 757), Aerosoft Airbus 320 series, Carenado HD series aircrafts and all running at constant fixed 30 fps locked. Smooth as.
I do use the http://www.venetubo.com/fsx.html configured fsx.cfg and fps limiter to fix the old FSX bugs.
I haven't installed REX clouds as I've run out of space on my ssd but I'd say that it wouldn't be an issue at all.
 
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