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OK folks I don't know much about this sort of thing.  I have read the spiel on the website advertising.  This is not advertising the product but asking about it's worth.

 

http://www.pcaviator.com/store/product.php?productid=20521&cat=0&page=1

 

I have no idea if it really works as stated or intended.  Surely, each system is different and results will vary, perhaps considerably.

 

Anyone with knowledge out there that can enlighten us (ME) would be appreciated.  Especially before I buy a new gaming PC this fall.

 

Bryan

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I stopped believing in such apps long time ago.

Anybody wanna buy it and test it? :D

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I stopped believing in such apps long time ago.

Anybody wanna buy it and test it? :D

Don't need to buy to try. Look at charliearon's post, there is a link for a free 30 day trial.

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Me thinks I will Hold out for the new intel 3D xPoint Tech next year.

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I stopped believing in such apps long time ago.

Anybody wanna buy it and test it? :D

:lol:

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Yes I went to the actual developer's site and picked up the demo, haven't tried it yet but can't see what it would hurt.

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For some reason reading thru thread I feel like giggle yawning

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For what it's worth.....

 

I just flew a quick test flight KMRY-KSNS-KSJC-KSFO in the default Cessna with the GTN 750 using a 6.080GB memory cache. All the sliders to the right, ORBX NCA, Vector, KMRY, KSQL for add-ons and LOD radius set to 6.50000.

 

During that flight total data read was 36.33GB with 32.85GB being read from the cache - just a little over 90%. So..........

 

If you have a bottle-neck because of the disc drive this program should be a significant help. I wouldn't think the difference would be all that noticeable with FSX on an SSD but I think on a slower HDD (especially 5400 rpm) the difference could be huge.

 

There is a 60-day trial offer so it costs nothing to see what the effect on your system might be. I'd recommend trying it.

 

Doug

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Thanks Doug.  I am going to give the trial a run through its paces today.

 

My FSX HD is a 7200 rpm and I have USB 3.0.  I am hoping that when I wonder into urban areas that this might help.

 

Anyway the fact that they have a trial test is perfect, if it works to give me a small boost I will be springing for this one especially if it means I don't have to buy a new PC this fall.

 

Here's hoping.

 

I agree that the sales pitch is a bit much but so are a lot of things these days.

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Looks like a glorified RAM disk. Most of us have boat loads of addons so unless you have over 100gb of ram it's kind of useless.

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Just Type in Primotech and do a Google search. One of the hits is from the technical sites... "anandtech.com" for one - product was commented on and mostly dissed in Nov 2014 as a Post fetch ram disk.. my personal feeling is this is just another attempt at marketing.. but of course some members may find value.....

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I gave the demo a try.  I think I did it correctly.  From what I saw in terms of frames, I didn't notice any change whatsoever, in fact I was almost thinking that my frames had dropped a few.  Looks like a bust for me.

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Unfortunately, no type of caching process will help framerates. What it will do is help prevent all the little mircostutters caused by repeated texture loadings from a slow HDD. Like all things, I expect it will work for some and not work for others.

 

(This isn't a RAMdisc BTW. It's a completely different process)

 

Doug

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I removed this software this morning.  It sucked back my 16 gigs RAM and to a point I could no longer multitask effectively and have FSX running in the background.

 

Everything was taking a long time to load and perform its actions.

 

I suppose it might be useful for somethings but for me its a bust.

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Why pay for a superfetch clone then/ it's already a feature of Windows 7.

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My personal opinion. Skip it. You can buy an SSD for not much more and get FAR better results. Also, there is no such thing as too much RAM.

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We're a desperate bunch trying to get the most out of an old CPU dependent sim. Let's not forget that the secret to better FSX performance (with add-ons) is hardware upgrades.

 

My last few upgrades have all yielded better performance:

 

1) i7 975 to i7 2600K.

2) GTX 480 to GTX 660ti 3gig

3) Velociraptor to SSD

 

I just upgraded from 1600 cas9 ram to 2133 cas9 ram. My next upgrade will be a gtx 970. If software were the answer to better performance in FSX, no one here would have a 4790K.

 

We also have the option to settle for default FSX Acceleration. Anyone?

 

By now info on harware upgrades should be pinned at the top of the FSX forum.

 

Jose

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I agree with posts #17 and #18 which is why I am hoping/planning on a computer upgrade this fall, my six year "old" i7 920 and GTX260 just can't cut it anymore. Interestingly, this computer will do any other task I demand, movie rendering and slide show creating (heavy on resources), word processing, other data management...if it wasn't for flightsim and other games I would not really need another computer.

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I agree with posts #17 and #18 which is why I am hoping/planning on a computer upgrade this fall, my six year "old" i7 920 and GTX260 just can't cut it anymore. Interestingly, this computer will do any other task I demand, movie rendering and slide show creating (heavy on resources), word processing, other data management...if it wasn't for flightsim and other games I would not really need another computer.

 

Bryan, I have an i7-920 and FSX ran well with my old GTX 275 before I recently upgraded to a GTX 970. Have you overclocked your processor? I have mine running comfortably at 4.0GHz with a Corsair AIO liquid cooler (runs at about 54 deg C under load). There's life in the old processor yet!

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Bryan, I have an i7-920 and FSX ran well with my old GTX 275 before I recently upgraded to a GTX 970. Have you overclocked your processor? I have mine running comfortably at 4.0GHz with a Corsair AIO liquid cooler (runs at about 54 deg C under load). There's life in the old processor yet!

 

I actually tried to but found out that my Gateway computer motherboard is locked so that it can't be done.  I looked into this extensively and there was just no way around it.  Can't remember all the details now.  So I figured that I would eventually move to P3D v2.5 and onward and needed a good new video card anyway so this lead me to think about moth balling this older machine.

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We're a desperate bunch trying to get the most out of an old CPU dependent sim. Let's not forget that the secret to better FSX performance (with add-ons) is hardware upgrades.

 

Base FSX runs fine. When you start piling add-ons onto it, then performance suffers. 

 

Running PrimoCache did speed up texture loading in some cases for me. 

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Base FSX runs fine. When you start piling add-ons onto it, then performance suffers. 

 

Running PrimoCache did speed up texture loading in some cases for me. 

 

 

No doubt the base FSX runs fine but unfortunately most of us have grown a long way beyond the base with more realistic and accurate ground textures, much sharper mesh, very accurage vector data, and of course lively, robust interactive airstrips and airports and high end realistic flight dynamic airplanes all in the the 32bit world of FSX.

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, and can't find any way to do a search for previous posts, so here goes. Feel free to move this to another location or put up a link to any previous posts that covers this.

Looking for help to setup the new Premocache v2 program. The instructions are a little light for us novice computer guys. Looking for specific setups for P3Dv2.5. I have a 2 TB external hard drive to use with the program. For example, do I want to set it up for Write only, or for Write and Read? Block size, etc.?

Thanks

Howard

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