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Hi, I'm experiencing stutters (almost a freeze) every 10-15 minute of flight. I've checked the Windows task manager and it seems that, when those freezes occur, the hard drive is in use at 100%.... Then, everything return normal for a while. It's also strange that the hard drive 100% used is the C:\ drive even though the x-plane is installed on the secon drive: D:\......

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answered by (51 points)
It looks like scenery is loading. Do you experience it when flying in one place (e.g. over the city) or during long flights that spans over long distances and mutliple regions?
commented by (12 points)
Hi, thanks for your reply. It happens every flight around europe, usually during cruise phase with various liners. By the way, my pc specs are: i7-4770, gtx 970, 8gb ram, 2 mechanic hard drive (not ssd). I've also installed "HD sceney mesh V4". Maybe that's the problem? Or not enough RAM so that x-plane is using swap/pagefile on c:\ drive? What you think? Should I double the RAM amount?
commented by (51 points)
Hi, yes it looks like new scenery tile is being loaded. I have 16GB RAM (I can tell you from my experience that I should have gone for 32GB) and will sometimes experience up to two seconds of stutter when there is a lot of elements on the ground to load. HD Scenery Mesh V4 may be causing that. What if you decrease number of elements in Graphic settings in X-Plane?

Also please try to fly over the ocean and see if this happens. If it does then you probably will need to expand RAM, first to 16GB :)
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Just done a flight without HD mesh V4 and everything was smooth. So, to use the HD mesh V4 I probably need to add more ram....