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I just bought X-Plane 11 off of steam and when I play X-Plane I have an intermittent frame rate drop or freeze if you will every 2-3 seconds.  Immediately after the frames return to normal.  This is a fresh vanilla install off of Steam, I have updated video drivers and windows.  I've lowered the graphics and changed the resolution from 1440p to 1080p. My CPU utilization is approximately 33% on average with no spikes after loading the scenario, with GPU at around 34% @ 1080p.

System Specs are I7 8700k, 32Gb of ram, with a 1080TI.  X-plane is loaded on an SSD and this is the only game/sim that this is occurring on.  The most similar demanding titles that I can think of that I have currently installed are DCS World or Arma 3 with the draw range increased.  

Does anyone have any similar experiences or know of possible troubleshooting to identify the issue.  

closed with the note: Wrong Version of x-plane

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HI Kgillers3,

I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from downunder..

Sad to hear you have a problem but you are in the wrong forum for your version of X-Plane.  Read the following.

  • There are two versions of X-Plane.  One version is steam and the other from Laminar Research.
  • Because you are not using the Laminar Research version of X-Plane you are in the wrong forum.  You need to ask your question in a forum specifically for your version.  
  • I do not use or support your version
  • This forum is for the true official,genuine and original version of X-Plane developed by Laminar Research.  Your version is a 3rd party modified or hybrid version that is taking a commercial advantage of the development work carried out by Laminar Research.
  • There is no business connection between Laminar and your version.  
  • Your version installs differently to the Laminar version and only makes a final release version available to its users days after Laminar releases or updates to a newer version.  Laminar makes beta versions available for public testing before an official release is made.  I understand your version does not make beta versions available.
  • The Laminar version of X-Plane does not mix and match with your version ie you can't use your version and try and download a beta version from Laminar.  Just does not work.
  • If anyone tries to purchase your version from Laminar Research they are directed away from their site as they do not sell it.

You may find assistance on the forum.  This forum has no association with Laminar Research which is found at  Also try the steam home page.