Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

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britrb
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Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

Post by britrb » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:38 am

Hi there, I have a pretty good computer (although as we move on, its getting slower and slower by comparison to new technology...)

Here are my system specs.

CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 Quad core. (Water cooled and overclocked from 2500Mhz to 2750Mhz.)
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS 320Mb X2. (Both overclocked to 648Mhz.)
RAM: 4096Mb 800Mhz. (Overclocked to 825Mhz.)
MB: Asus Crosshair 590 SLI with BIOS update 1103 for AM2+ support.
HDD: Western Digital Raptor (System drive) Seagate Barracuda (Games only drive).
PSU: High Power Modular 1000W.
Monitors: 22� LCD Samsung Syncmaster 2ms response, time, plus 17� CRT as monitor 2 (Each monitor on separate GPU when SLI is not enabled.)
OS: M$ Vista Ultimate SP1.

Here's a video too (incase you are interested ;) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGyDoOn5jKo

Now I can get around 40-50 FPS in FSX on low to medium settings. If I add TrackIR to the game, will my frame rates drop at all or will they remain the same?

Thanks for your time,
Brian :)

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

Post by VincentG » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:00 am

Generally, the TrackIR uses less than 0-2% of system resources, so you may see at most a drop of a few frames per second

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

Post by britrb » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:34 am

Thanks mate. Pay day is comming soon :)

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

Post by monk » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:08 pm

Hope you do not have CFS3 or wings of war.....Track Ir will not work with Vista64...Don't fly too low :grin:

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info...

Post by VincentG » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:49 pm

The TrackIR does work with Windows Vista, the issue with CFS3 is the way that memory is getting accessed within the OS changed, thus causing it have issue with CFS3.

I have heard of no issues wit Wings of War -

Have you tried running as an admin (both the TrackIR and gaming application)?

Running in Windows compatibility mode?

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info.

Post by britrb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:15 am

The TrackIR has arrived!! After a really quick set-up I loaded FSX and had a go. After about 2 minutes I had gotten used to it, and WOW it makes soo much difference!!

Brilliant piece of kit! As soon as I get some time off work I'll make some videos of GRID, FSX, and Arma. I'll put them on youtube and link them here.

You are welcome to use any of my videos, and thanks very much for such a great and innovative product,

Brian :)

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info.

Post by VincentG » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:05 am

Glad that you are enjoying it.

Please keep up the updates.

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info.

Post by britrb » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:13 am

Here is the first video made in FSX.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpLri6pb4xk

Dont worry, they will get better!!

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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info.

Post by britrb » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:00 am


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Re: Thinking of slpashing the cash, but need more info.

Post by britrb » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:02 am

Another few videos...

This one is a bit crappy quality...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bkP198V3Lk

This one is good though :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bkP198V3Lk

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