135: My Best fsx.CFG Update

As earlier reported in Post 133, my system got some positive results from increasing the value of TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT to 800.

Updated on May-4, 2012: However, dropping down the value from 800 to 400 brings a result that the setting is more compatible to my recent hardware changes.   Therefore, the value of TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT is now set to 400.

Here is the fsx.CFG for all my flying zones — Note that TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT is 400, not 800.



Updated items are highlighted in red.

NOTE:

  • The Anisotropic=1 setting should be good for most people.
  • But many others may find the result from TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=800 (which is good on my HD6970 card) differently with a different card.     Explore it yourself.
  • My previous fsx.CFG settings should still be good for general references.
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35 thoughts on “135: My Best fsx.CFG Update

    1. Hi Ircghost, there’s no download for these cfg files. I have listed all the changes made to the file so others could add them to their file accordingly. Before you do the changes, make sure to make a backup of your file first.

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  1. Hi Tom,

    I tried this tonight and it works a charm – I also changed it so that RivaTuner from MSI Afterburner limits my frames to 20/25 fps – this has made it so smooth and the scenery loads nicely without blurries etc.

    I am going to post this on Mutley’s Hangar Forum as I am an active member there and know people would appreciate your information as long as it is ok with you?

    Cheers,
    Jim

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      1. I definitely found the config setup useful – it has made my setup a lot smoother; although my frames did not increase it is now smoother so much better than what it was.

        I find a lot of tutorials and tweaks for people with nvidia cards but not so much with ATI – Another tweak you could try is installing MSI Afterburner – you can use that to limit frames instead of FSX and this made my game perform better too – up to you?

        Cheers,
        Jim

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      2. Hi Jim,
        Glad to hear that my information helps. Yes, MSI Afterburner. I tried that one too with some positive results. But it was not stable on my ASUS hardware so I don’t use it anymore.
        Tom

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  2. Hello tom i would like to see what am i doing wrong in my fsx that it pauses and at times the frame rates drop to into the low 10 on the ground and the pausing and just the lag please help thanks

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      1. ok to start off i have a amd 8120 eight core cpu 16gb of ram two crucial m4ssd one nvidia 560ti also i have a asus 990 sabertooth motherboard i get frequent lags in th game and micro pauses

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      2. Hi Jose, i would suggest you to follow my post 87, 88, 89 and 93 to retune your system. Via these processes, you should be able to come up with a setup to reduce the problems you are facing. Tom

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  3. Hi Tom.Do you think that when I upgrade my DDR2 667 mhz Ram to DDR2 1066 Mhz I will see a big improvement on FSX performance?
    Thanks
    Charles

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  4. Hi Tom.Can you tell me why you choose Auslogics Disk Defrag?Is it good defragmenter software?I see in many sim forums OO defrag use a lot of simmers.
    Charles

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  5. Dear Tom.No.I m busy this time too so I havent try MS Flight yet.Tom do you use any registry and windows cleaner software?And do you defragment your system with standart windows7 tool or you use third party software for defragment.I ask this questions because I think this very important for run FSX smothly too.
    Charles

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    1. I am using Windows 7 Manager & jv16 Power Tools for registry cleaning, and Auslogics Disk Defrag for defragmentation. If you install FSX on SSD, defrag is NOT required.

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  6. Hi Tom.I applied HIGHMEMFIX=1 and SmallPartRejectRadius=2 to reduce occasionaly texture disappearing.Now I see that also on midrange system like me (core duo 3,3 ghz,4gb ram,AMD 6670 1gb) can get nice results of course on lower resolutions and with right settings follow your posts.
    P.S.Tom have you ever try new Microsoft Flight demo?
    Charles

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    1. Thanks for the note, Charles. The two tweaks are standard in my fsx.CFG too.
      No, I didn’t try MS Flight yet. Have you? Will do it later when I am less busy.

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  7. Dear Tom.It seems that two little tweak work for me to reduce occasionaly texture disappearing andI have one another question about Gameboooster 3.Does it do good job for you in FSX?Are there any differents when you run FSX with or without GB3 ?
    Thanks
    Charles

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    1. Glad to hear that, Charles. Can you tell me which two little tweaks that fixed your occasional texture problem?
      Regarding Gamebooster 3, although I am loading it every time I run FSX, I don’t really find much difference from not running it. But as a rule of thumb of running less is more, I keep loading it before FSX. It does no harm to FSX, too.

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  8. Hi TOM.I tried to totally reinstall FSX and then configure my system step by step follow posts 87,88,89 and I am impressed with results.(I edit my cfg file only with vsync and [BufferPools]/.Fsx now run very smooth without microstutters.Only bad thing what I see is occasionaly texture disappearing.Can I fix this issue with HIGHMEMFIX=1 tweak?
    Thanks
    Charles

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    1. So glad to hear that you’ve got positive result. Yes, you could try the tweak to see if the occasionally texture be fixed. Also, SmallPartRejectRadius helps as well. You can find more details of them both from my posts. Update me if they help.

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    1. Hi Charles,
      Installing FSX on an SSD WILL NOT give you a smooth FSX performance. It only brings little improvement. However, it can shorten flight sessions load-up time significantly.

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    1. FPS and stutters are two different things even though they are related. Stutters are caused by many factors and there are no single solution to solve it. As my Tuning Part 1 said, use the default fsx and graphics settings. See how FSX performs. In this stage, stutters should be less or none. Ensure this stage is ok.
      Then step by step increase other parameters to get what you want.

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      1. Tom thanks a lot for your help and tips.I like your web because is very very helpful for me and others fsx users especially AMD users.I will follow your posts and cfg settings and testing and testing and I believe I find a sweet spot.
        Charles

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  9. Hi Tom.I spent few days with tweaking and I found that my system like any cfg tweak.(Is it possible?)Only tweak seems useful for me was shader cache clear and force vsync (but when I applied this tweak I got a lot of stutters when I set fps unlimiited).Again my flight is nice smooth with stable fpsbut with occasionaly stutters even when I set autogen slider to the left.
    Charles

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    1. Hi Charles,
      Please clarify if your system like or doesn’t like any tweak you applied?
      For shade cache clear, you don’t have to do it every time. It is just required when you find your system becomes unable.
      Vsync is particularly useful to AMD card. Are you using AMD card?
      Frankly, I don’t like fps unlimited. I usually set mine from 39 to 47 which gives me a smooth performance.
      Tom

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      1. Hi Tom.I will try your settings from thread nr.135 and 130.However you have an highend 6970 card and Iam own only amd 6670 card so I probably must change some settings or values down for best performance.can you advice me which settings or values I will try change for best performance of my card?
        Thanks a lot
        Charles

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      2. Hi Charles,
        There is no simple answer to your question.
        You have to try out one by one; from lower to higher; in order to get the best results for your system.
        Also, as said, do not use unlimited framerate. Start with 29 or 31 to see how it goes. Then slowly increase or decrease your setting for the best you can get.

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  10. Hi tom…im having A LOT of problems tryng to get mi FSX run smooth and crisp… A LOT… can you givme some advise? if u can i will give u all the information regarding mis specs and .cfg… thanks and sory about mi bad english, im from argentina….

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    1. Surely no problem, Pablo. You can send to my email your hardware and software configuration. I’ll see what I can help.
      But please understand that I may take some time to get back to you.

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      1. Hi Tom.Can you give me any help with my fsx settings too?I have a nice smooth flight with non fluctuate fps but with a lot of stuttering.(I use original fsx.cfg file without any tweaks).Because there are a lot of tweaks I would like your personaly help.Is it possible?
        Thank you
        Charles (Slovakia)

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      2. Hi Charles, Surely can help but I am quite busy these days. Since you haven’t tweaked your system at all, my posts 87 to 89 and 93 are good places to start and get more information about tweaking. Then, let me know what’s the result you got. OK?
        Tom

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