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hardware question RAM p3d - andysullman - 07-03-2019


I've got FSP  install on p3d v3 which which pretty well I am thinking about installing 8gb ram   because right now ive got 2 4 gb ram.

  so in total I will have 12 gb installed will this make a significant difference on game speeds for P3D.  I also have a ati Radon vega 8 graphics which I might need to upgrade.

A little off topic I also play games like no man sky  (which  works well) and forza which runs but  sluggish.



RE: hardware question RAM p3d - Joeflyer - 08-03-2019

Andy, I have used only 8G of RAM for FSX and P3D (every version to 4.4) and have never run into any problems. Of course 16G is quite good but it won't speed up the sim performance. Where you get smoother performance is in the CPU and GPU combination..plus graphics settings in sim. For instance, I've had my old trusty I7 2600K CPU overclocked to 4.6 Ghz for over 5 years now and it's not missed a beat. I had it paired with a 780 GTX SC card until the card died on me not long ago. Great combination to run FSX and P3D smoothly and without being too aggressive on sim graphics settings. Now I have the 980ti SC card and it works brilliantly, too. One of these days I am going to invest in a Origin pc and go with the latest gen CPU/GPU,etc. It's about time anyway.

I don't know anything about the ATI card you have. What about the CPU? In short, the faster the CPU and GPU, the better the sim performance will be.

RE: hardware question RAM p3d - Redwood - 08-03-2019

Yeah you wont see much of a difference upgrading RAM. P3D/FSX is CPU/GPU dependent. A fast processor paired with a top of the line graphics card is what you need if you want better performance but I mean heck I have an i7 9800 8 core 3.80 ghz processor with 32 GB of RAM and a Nvidia 2080 8GB graphics card and i still drop to 15-18 fps at JFK in the aerosoft A320 professional with REX, Active Sky, Orbix FTX installed.

RE: hardware question RAM p3d - andysullman - 08-03-2019

Thanks Joe and Redwood,

here are my benchmark specs https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Software
UserBenchmarks: Game 22%, Desk 50%, Work 32%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G - 69.7% Says need to upgrade
GPU: AMD RX Vega 8 (Ryzen iGPU) - 15.5% Says need to upgrade
HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB - 68.2%
RAM: Adata 2x4GB - 67.8% IS FINE

Windows 10 Home.

I ran P3D with nothing install just FSP, pro ATC X and it worked perfectly but after installing GSX 1&2 it started to lag
it seems to be GSX 2 could be the culprit.

probly will upgrade to ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB DUAL OC VR Ready White Graphics Card (DUAL-GTX1070-O8G)
by ASUS which is £260 on amazon

Thanks for the advice


RE: hardware question RAM p3d - Joeflyer - 08-03-2019

Andy, what about the CPU upgrade,too? The new card looks promising but the bottleneck may end up being the Ryzen 3. Isn't Ryzen a newer AMD chip?

RE: hardware question RAM p3d - andysullman - 08-03-2019

The CPU  is 62% good AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads

Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)

In the bios I have it set at optimum ASUS

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All scenery is set to extreamly dense default scenery only