Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Astrodave
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Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by Astrodave » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:40 am

Hey all, I don't really use my TrackIR that much, but when I do, I notice about a 33% loss in frame rate when using it in FSX. For example, I flew a cross country yesterday from Talladega to New Orleans and when using the TrackIR I averaged about 22-25FPS. When I have the driver disabled and using only the jog wheel on my yoke to look around, I was averaging low to mid 40's FPS in the same area. That's quite a chomp out of the frame rate with this little device. Is this normal? I am using the latest software as well. Thanks.

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by VincentG » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:12 pm

There should be that much of a drop in frame rates, if any.

What version of Windows are you running?

Are you running any Anti-virus/Firewall software?

In the following folder location, C:\Program Files\NaturalPoint\TrackIR4\Profiles, what is the file size for each profile?

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by dpurcell » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:47 pm

I'm all of a sudden having framerate troubles. My combat flight profile is 1.83 kb, flight profile 1.82, but the default profile is 3.92 kb. Is that a problem?

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by VincentG » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:07 am

Well the profiles should be under 4KB in size, anything over that is when you are starting to get some data corruption.

What OS are you running?

What version of the TrackIR software?

Have you made any changes to the system recently?

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by dpurcell » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:41 am

I'm running WinXP. TrackIR 4. I recently re-installed trackIR, FS2004 and a lot of other stuff due to a hard drive crash.

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by VincentG » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:45 pm

any FS add-on software?

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by dpurcell » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:20 pm

LOTS OF STUFF THROUGH WIDE FS. NOTHING ELSE ON THE FS MACHINE

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by VincentG » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:27 pm

Could be a conflict with another add-on app. that is trying to do head latency as well.....

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by dpurcell » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:38 pm

Such as??? I got rid of Active Camera but that didn't change anything!! What else has head latency?

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Re: Major loss in FPS when using TrackIR!

Post by dpurcell » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:32 am

I found the culprit!! tmpfw.exe. Even though I shut down my security program this process was still running. Once I killed it my frame rates jumped right back up!!

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