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04-16-2009, 10:37 AM
Hi all readers,

I installed UT X Europe last weekend, but until now it's not performing as expected. Certainly not like the pictures I've seen on the internet. What am I doing wrong or do I expect to much ?

The UT setup tool indicates that everything is working fine. 3 green checkmarks. I also added my FS-settings screen.

The pictures you see here are taken after uninstalling and installing a few times. Result is the same.

If someone knows how to improve this I'll be glad to hear it.

Regards, Wendy

First one is in the vicinity of EBOS (Belgiam Coast) taken from 3000 ft

Second one is in the vicinity of EBAW also at 3000 ft

And here are my settings

04-16-2009, 10:49 AM
Hi Wendy,
I have that software and for me I get the same look as you see in online Screenshots, I believe that maybe your CPU doesnt have the graphic power to get the maximum out of the software. Try hitting ctrl alt delete and seeing whats running and how much is being used, also try closing alot of services such as msn, ipod etc that are not necessary. To get the max out of your CPU when using FSX is to have nothing else on that CPU but FSX and software. This is JMO, you also may try difft settings such as lowering things like aircraft, weather, instuments and scenery to a lesser level.and see what results you get.

Regards Tim

Trevor Hale
04-16-2009, 12:00 PM
Eish thats not good at all Wendy, looks like your worse off with that then without.

Could you maybe post your computer specs here, so we can see what might be happening. To me it looks like your GPU <-- Graphics card is having a DX10, or Driver issue. what version of Direct X are you running. you can check that by running --> dxdiag from the start menu/Run command.

04-16-2009, 12:21 PM

I suggest you follow this guide to ensure that your FSX is tuned properly and that you are using the correct settings:



04-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Hi All,

Task manager is telling me that cpu is running at 60 % and there is still 1,6 Gb memory free.

So here are the specs of my FSX pc and in attachment dxdiag results which I had to clean a little bit because the file was to large for the forum.

Thanks for having a look at these.

Regards, Wendy

Dell XPS 420 E8500 Core2 Duo Processor (3,16 GHz, 6 MB, 1.333 MHz)

4.096 MB 667 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4 x 1.024]

Graphic card
SINGLE 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT-kaart

640 GB Dual harde schijf, RAID 0 Stripe (2 x 320 GB - 7.200 rpm)

Legitieme Windows Vista™ Home Premium - Nederlands
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Geďntegreerde HD-audio met Dolby Digital 7.1
Dell™ A525-luidsprekers met subwoofer

04-16-2009, 01:59 PM

I'm still reading about the link in your post.

Thanks, Wendy

Trevor Hale
04-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Hi Wendy, your video driver is pretty old..

Before you do anything I would suggest you Download and install this here..


This is the latest Video Driver (Current as of April 2, 2009)


04-16-2009, 02:44 PM
Hi Trevor,

Thanks for posting the link. I'll give it a try.


04-17-2009, 07:27 AM

So I upgraded the driver for my graphics card and followed some of the instructions from the link to "simforum".

From the list on simforum I have now only altered the settings in FSX. There is so much information in that manual...

This together with the updated driver is giving me already some good results, it is actually starting to look good. I'm going to experiment a little more with the settings and then see where I end up.

Currently I still have trees and buildings popping up from nowhere, see where experimenting with the rest of the manual on simforum brings me.

Thanks a lot Henri and Trevor for your help.

Regards, Wendy

04-17-2009, 08:37 AM

The buildings and trees popping up is the autogen..... unfortunately it was designed by Aces to pop up like that.

By the way, I hope you are also using Nhancer. Highly recommended and Nick does provide a link in his guide to what the settings should be.


04-17-2009, 08:55 AM
Hi Henri,

I'm going to follow your advice for NHancer. It will be something for the weekend. A little bit to much work this week.

I will sure let you know what the results are.

Regard, Wendy

04-17-2009, 02:24 PM

Just finished the configuration with nHancer and the results are fabulous.

Let me show you a few pictures, so you can see the difference with the beginning of the thread.

Now it's happy flying. Thanks everyone.

Regards, Wendy




05-14-2009, 06:05 AM
sounds cool.....