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I didn't see any references or testimonies as to how this helps with Flight Sim software, did I miss it?

 

I'm fairly sure such a program creates a RAM disk, though they may have found a way to make it a bit better.  I've not heard a peep about it being used with flight sim software.

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Im pretty sure I read after its installed your supposed to find Orisha Beads. These are worn by all Voodoos to carry the protection and blessings of their favorite Orisha and chant a bit and the magic will happen :lol:

 

Here is PC aviators spin on it

 

 

Please read this detailed information carefully and absorb it. This will be the best performance enhancing software you will ever install on your PC.

We here at PC Aviator call this product the Holy Grail of PC performance enhancing software. We have used and tested many such utilities over the years and no other software product gives your system the performance increase that you have literally hoped would be possible for your PC. The performance increase is SIGNIFICANT and it's not so much that it speeds up your PC per se but what it does is bring out the TRUE performance capability of your PC by virtually completely eliminating the biggest bottleneck in your PC's performance and that is your hard drive bottleneck. It also gets rid of any sluggishness you might experience with flying your sims or any other such products that can be hampered by the hard drive bottleneck. It is especially powerful when it comes to using photo scenery such as MegaSceneryEarth that often accesses image data from your hard drive when flying. This reduces loading times and other hard drive activity while flying.

PrimoCache has our endorsement as the Holy Grail of software (along with a bit of hardware - some of which you most likely already have e.g. a flash drive), that will SIGNIFICANTLY improve the current performance you are experiencing with your PC.

In the flight simulator industry, it is exclusively available through PC Aviator

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It appears that if this were true, then anyone with SSD's should be experiencing this "Holy Grail" as they are essentially a ram disk. I fear this is another snake oil product. If you are running a really slow HDD, you might see some loading times get better but I seriously doubt it would be any better than a fast SSD.

 

Vic

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Just my .02 cents and in my industry that I work in - if I hear holy grail, next best thing since slice bread etc - I run and my team runs away too.  The product could be great and all, but I don't like seeing those words when product is promoted.

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PC Aviator doesn't mention that if you go to the developers website and download you can use the software for 60 days free in a try before you buy.

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I tried it! In the benchmarking software everything was like a 1000 times faster than my SSD's speeds. In P3D though everything stayed unchanged. Maybe I missed something.

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hello

 

On the other side of this leaflet, they say that snake oil enhances PC performance too. Nobody has  turned the leaflet over yet...too bad!

 

Joke aside, Robert Ferraro's reputation is at stake on this. I wish he had published technical measurements to sustantiate his claims. Hopefully we will see them shortly.

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The issue, as far as FSX/P3D goes is that the HDD is NOT the "bottleneck". If it were, all our problems would have been solved with the SSD. The massive loads on the CPU and GPU and how they communicate are the issue. I can see the program doing just fine in benches but other than possible smoothing out a stutter when the "disk" is accessed - it can't really provide any noticeable performance benefit.

 

Put another way, if anyone sees a LARGE improvement in FSX/P3D on their system after using this, I'd say you had something else wrong with your system.

 

Vic

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I have my operating system and FSX installed on a SSD, and MegaScenery Earth installed on an external usb 3 hard drive.  The system was from very good to excellent as it was.  I installed a second SSD and PrimoCache, thinking that MegaScenery might load faster if some of the external hard drive with the scenery was cached.  This hopeful thinking may have been a misconception on my part regarding the functions of PrimoCache.  When I have several states active in MegaScenery, I have the impression that the scenery does, in fact, load a bit faster, but there is so little difference that it could be just my imagination and wishful thinking at work.  I have seen essentially no improvement in FSX performance.

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I bought the program and installed it on my laptop. I also bought a new 128 mb flash drive to use with it. The laptop has Windows 10 64 byt and I am trying to run P3D V2.5 on it. The hard drive on the laptop is a standard mechanical drive. The system has 4 gb of ram with a 1.2 gb speed on the cpu. The onboard graphics card is a built in Radeon. It is not the best choice to use for P3D, but I am on the road for several months and this is what I have. It does run P3D, but with low FPS even with the sliders left.

I am trying to understand how to set up Primocache v2 to use it just for P3D. The instructions talk about partitioning the flash drive. I tried doing that on an earlier flash drive and then the computer would no longer recognize the drive. The instructions seem to be geared for all kinds of uses except flightsim.  I am looking for someone who uses it to post some instructions and screen shots to show how to set it up.

Thanks.

Howard

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Been using it here for several years.  I have also had FSX/P3D running on a dedicated SSD that long.  A large cache does not make a noticeable difference when running either sim...the ESP scenery engine in FSX/P3D does preemptive lookaheads and preloads scenery from disk, so scenery has already been loaded into memory when needed in most cases (exceptions being large turns and view panning).

 

Where it makes a huge difference is when you do repeated shutdowns and restarts of the sim, as I often do when testing software and/or software configurations.  With 16GB of RAM on the machine, I dedicate 8GB to the cache, and reloads of the sim are downright snappy even compared to loading from a 6Gb/s SATA III SSD.

 

So it's not a panacea, but it is a useful tool in some limited scenarios (but notably not during general use of an ESP-based flight sim).

 

Regards

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I have 8GB of RAM on my machine.  After running FSX and shutting it down, FSX reloads faster as long as the computer is not shut down and other programs have not been loaded.  I think that is due to what remains in RAM.  The faster reloads happened prior to installing PrimoCache.  My thinking was that PrimoCache would speed up the initial loading of FSX after the computer was shut down and rebooted since the cache on the SSD is "persistant."  This does not seem to be the case, or if the loading of FSX is in fact faster, it is barely noticable. 

 

In addition to buying PrimoCache, I purchased a second SSD for around $90.  It could be that if one were to consider purchasing an SSD for use with FSX, it might be better to forego PrimoCache and install FSX on the new Solid State Drive.  Running scenery from a separate drive seems to help a great deal.  I rebuilt the computer on which I ran FSX and exchanged the hard drive with an SSD, and the improved performance is impressive.

 

I also installed PrimoCache on another machine on which I run some very resource hungry programs.  I've had it running for only a couple days, and the jury is still out on that -- I haven't really put it to any tests yet, but I hope it's closer to the promotional claims that were made regarding FSX.

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Based on the glowing "Holy Grail" reviews/promotionals by PC Aviator and others, I purchased two licenses for two different systems.  Normally, I would not purchase anything without having done more research, but I tusted the sources, and I regret that I did not test the free trial prior to purchase.  If you are considering this product, please do yourself a great favor by testing the software on your system prior to buying, which is what I wish I had done in retrospect.  What I gained by my purchase was a reality check, a learning experience, but no perceivable improvements in either of the systems.  Otherwise, for me it was a waste of time and money, and I have unistalled the software. 

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I use primocache and highly recommend it.  It's not just the SSD performance that you get.  I have 32GB of ram, and 12 of it is used as primocache.  Once you load a flight, and primocache puts the files into the RAM cache, load times are a fraction of what they were.  If you're loading p3d itself it does the same.  

 

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PRIMOCACHE!!!   In particular if you have enough ram to use the RAM cache, which is really what the software is about.

 

PrimoCache probably helps with the 4gb memory space limit in P3D, not directly, but swapping a texture or what have you out of RAM is going to be much faster than off an SSD.  Certainly the decreased lag in memory movement doesn't hurt.

 

This is where I get the idea that LM could get around the 4gb limit with a utility that preloads files in ram, and a simple handle swap to p3d is done when p3d calls for it.

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Interesting thread, I have a system base on i7 920 oc @3.9GHz a SSD for Windows 7 and a normal HDD for FSX:SE and 6GB RAM.

 

Do you think PrimoCache can give me some benefits?

EDIT: I only have usb 2.0 not 3

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Without opening a new thread, does anyone know how to configure this app for FSX?

 

I have windows7 on first SSD (C:/) and FSX:SE on a second normal HDD (E:/)

 

I have created a L2 cache on a 64Giga USB, and cached only E:/ but for what I can see I only L1 memory is working, no L2 (completely untouched).

 

Any help?

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