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Installed it and had some sound issues with faded sounds. After reinstallation of the realtek sound drivers everything was fine.

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1 hour ago, spirit_66 said:

Installed it and had some sound issues with faded sounds. After reinstallation of the realtek sound drivers everything was fine.

Always do a custom install and then only install graphic drivers if you do a express you get sound driver etc, sounds pardon the pun that might have been your problem.

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1 hour ago, Nyxx said:

Always do a custom install and then only install graphic drivers if you do a express you get sound driver etc, sounds pardon the pun that might have been your problem.

I always do a clean install using DDU, so that's not the point.

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I have a flight that I do frequently EGLL-LOWI-EGLL PMDG 737NGX, tried all drivers (376.33 to the latest) and found the following,

1- I get OOM warning 30-40min inflight using driver higher than 376.33/53 (I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64bit insider build 15048, it enforces driver update to 376.53 that I didn't find at nVidia website, but it works like 376.33 with no issues).

2- with driver 376.53 I can make it back to EGLL with no issues.

3- Activating Windows Game mode under any driver will cause P3D to crash after about 20min inflight, I did not isolate running programs that work with P3D (AS16, PSXseeconTraffic, EZdoc.. etc) to find out what causes the crash.

4- Performance is good, around 25-28 FPS at busy airports and about 55 FPS during cruise (my P3D settings are moderate) to avoid constant OOM over Europe. I have a very bad pauses/stutters during AI PSXseeconTraffic loading, it disappears after I turn away from busy traffic airports, EGLL in this case.

 

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8 minutes ago, spirit_66 said:

I always do a clean install using DDU, so that's not the point.

Yer thats the perfect way, thought you might have installed the nvidia sound driver as anyone would get with express install.

So it's odd how they screwed you realtek sound drivers up. I stopped using Realtek as I always seemed to have trouble with them.

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Thats a great  PC you have there Jim, Enjoy :biggrin:

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Thanks David.  Love the fact it can be automatically overclocked to 5GHz w/complete stability.  Really hasn't improved my use of FSX/P3D and the addons though.  Maybe a couple of FPS better.  I even have FSX/P3D and addons installed on the two Samsung M2's! 

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2 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

 Really hasn't improved my use of FSX/P3D and the addons though.  

Thanks ! very usefull to say that ! my wife will apreciate ;)

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2 hours ago, Jim Young said:

These are supposedly the best drivers put out by Nvidia, performance wise for DX12 - http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/quick-comparison-geforce-geforce-378-66-versus-378-78-directx-12-performance.html

"We do have to state that we are using a fast clocked (8 cores @ 4.3 GHz) 16 thread processors (5960X) this might hinder the threading performance that DX12 optimizes so much, Have a peek at our results."

The fact that the driver is optimized for CPU threading in DX12 might also explain why it is a terrible VAS  hog in DX11. Or not...

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Back to the OP question. 

On my system this driver still leaks VAS.

Test setup: P3Dv3 (latest build), FSLabs A320 (latest build). Start simulator (no weather addons, cameras, anything else) and wait for the simulator to stop loading textures and stabilize. Place the camera on virtual cockpit and never touch any key for the next hour. Airplane is cold and dark. This happened at time 1511Z. These are the VAS usage statistics I've made:

1511Z - VAS usage 2772MB;

1527Z - VAS usage 2861MB;

1549Z - VAS usage 2987MB;

1554Z - VAS usage 3019MB;

1615Z - VAS usage 3145MB.

After 1h and 4 minutes VAS usage rose by 373MB. The initial conditions remained the same. No key was pressed during this period, no weather injected, no settings have been changed.

Let me just add that many users confuse VAS leaks with the VAS usage rising while performing a flight. VAS usage throughout the flight is no way to ascertain anything about the driver itself. It may only indicate that the simulator isn't releasing unnecessary VAS as quicker with a particular driver comparing with another.

The point is that a driver leaking VAS will consume a steady amount of VAS even with the simulator placed on tower view looking at the tarmac. While we may benefit from a driver using VAS more rationally and seeing this manifestation as the ability to finish a flight to a complex airport with on driver instead of another, this does not represent evidence of leaks. 

I'm back to driver 376.33 which was the latest build that didn't leak VAS on my combination of hardware/software.

Best regards.

 

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5 hours ago, penta_a said:

I have a flight that I do frequently EGLL-LOWI-EGLL PMDG 737NGX, tried all drivers (376.33 to the latest) and found the following,

1- I get OOM warning 30-40min inflight using driver higher than 376.33/53 (I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64bit insider build 15048, it enforces driver update to 376.53 that I didn't find at nVidia website, but it works like 376.33 with no issues).

2- with driver 376.53 I can make it back to EGLL with no issues.

3- Activating Windows Game mode under any driver will cause P3D to crash after about 20min inflight, I did not isolate running programs that work with P3D (AS16, PSXseeconTraffic, EZdoc.. etc) to find out what causes the crash.

4- Performance is good, around 25-28 FPS at busy airports and about 55 FPS during cruise (my P3D settings are moderate) to avoid constant OOM over Europe. I have a very bad pauses/stutters during AI PSXseeconTraffic loading, it disappears after I turn away from busy traffic airports, EGLL in this case.

 

Something is wrong with your setup. Hitting an OOM in the PMDG 737 the lightest vas usage airplane they released is not normal. Probably caused by that traffic program.

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6 hours ago, penta_a said:

I have a flight that I do frequently EGLL-LOWI-EGLL PMDG 737NGX, tried all drivers (376.33 to the latest) and found the following,

3- Activating Windows Game mode under any driver

 

I am missing something here, what does "Windows Game Mode"?

Where do I look for this as I cannot complete any flight longer than 20-30 min without OOM!

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3 hours ago, nicksort said:

I am missing something here, what does "Windows Game Mode"?

Where do I look for this as I cannot complete any flight longer than 20-30 min without OOM!

that is a new mode under windows settings coming out with next windows 10 update, called creatives update I guess, I'm running insider preview and it comes with it.

 

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3 hours ago, 777200lrf said:

Something is wrong with your setup. Hitting an OOM in the PMDG 737 the lightest vas usage airplane they released is not normal. Probably caused by that traffic program.

for the early OOM warning, I have disabled all traffic with no luck.

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Updated to this driver to test VAS usage. OOM-ed before I could even takeoff lol. 

LIRP X with AS A320 and all other regular addons. 

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Currently testing (1070) at this point no VAS drama here local, and actually performing the same as 376.33.

Have to do some more tests to decide to keep the driver or not...

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On 3/12/2017 at 5:54 PM, awf said:

Currently testing (1070) at this point no VAS drama here local, and actually performing the same as 376.33.

Have to do some more tests to decide to keep the driver or not...

Andre, 

 

Are you on W7 or W10?

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W10 but after a longer test had VAS problems so reverted back...

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