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Offline valefan16

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8 Minute Freeze Issue
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:13:47 PM »
Hi,

I am hoping for some help having hit a brick wall with the infamous 8 minute freeze on FSX!

18 months ago I noticed I would get the 8 minute freeze, probably every 20-25 minutes of flying time.. I noticed I didn't get this over the UK where I have VFR scenery so tried turning off Autogen which cured the problem... I have done multiple mid haul flights, UK-Dubai, UK-Canaries, UK-Cape Verde etc without issue.

Last week I noticed it started to do it again.. with no autogen at all on still so did more digging, I have done the Affinity Mask=14 fix in FS Config and this has improved thing (thought it had sorted the issue to be honest!) I flew from Southend to Palma to test and not one freeze, I did another test flight from Corfu to East Midlands and it was improved and seemed to be ok.. until I got to the English Channel over 2 hours into the flight and had a freeze.. it released after 8 minutes and flew on to EMA without incident (another 30 minutes plus).

I have only installed the update for iTunes in the past few weeks (could this cause an issue with FSX in conflict?)

The affinity has improved the issue since it arrived last weekend but is there any suggestion to be rid of this issue? Seen its been an issue ongoing for years! (would the Steam version fix this? although don't really want to go down that path ideally due to the finance and time spent building up what I have now!)

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am so frustrated with it and worried I will lose all the time and effort (and money) making my FSX how it is.

Kind Regards





Jamie

Offline Kaiii3

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 01:28:51 PM »
hey,

can you post your pc specs. From what you wrote, it sounds like FSX has not enough CPU/GPU/RAM

Offline valefan16

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 10:29:50 PM »
Many thanks for your reply, please see attached..

Offline 7474eva

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 11:52:53 PM »
I too have this exact problem. When it freezes I will start task manager, choose end task and then look at the details of the error. It nearly always says Apphangb1. Research this on google. There are many suggestions on how to fix it but as yet I have not managed to get any to work for me.

Hope this helps

Paul

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 07:12:21 AM »
Paul, you might be on to something here. What tasks are running in the background, Jamie?

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Offline valefan16

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 11:42:25 AM »
Interesting, I am at work at the moment but will have a look and get back to you on that.

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Re: 8 Minute Freeze Issue
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 12:50:53 PM »
Personally, I never let something like the four-letter word WORK get in the way of my flightsimming...

Well, seriously, if something like iTunes (and possibly more things like that) are running in the background, you could have memory issues. I noticed that you have 8 GB of RAM in the system, you might want to put some more in if your motherboard and budget allows. Is your Win 7 updated to the latest with Windows Update? And also the nVidia drivers?

Jorgen