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I have had a ticket with Hifi support for weeks trying to resolve a problem with AS 16 , on flights longer than about 1/2 hour, CPU cycles in task manager starts increasing from around 2-4 % to as high as 18%, bouncing back and forth between the lower settings and the highest. Shutting down AS 16 and restarting it immediately resets this problem, everything returns to normal, and in about another 30 minutes the problem starts all over again. Naturally when the cpu% goes up, the performance of P3D starts degrading affecting FPS and inducing stutters. . So far I have replaced FSUIPC with the latest version, and done a complete uninstall of AS 16 with a brand new download. 

Now my reason for posting this, is I am wondering if anyone else is seeing this when opening task manager and monitoring AS 16 CPU % on longer flights. 

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I reverted back to the previous version months ago when I saw this happening on my system.  Surprised it hasn't been fixed by now.

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1 hour ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

I reverted back to the previous version months ago when I saw this happening on my system.  Surprised it hasn't been fixed by now.

By previous version to you mean a previous version of AS16 ( if so which one) or ASN.  I was hoping to hear that someone else was having this issue, so I am glad you posted your experience. 

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13 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

By previous version to you mean a previous version of AS16 ( if so which one) or ASN.  I was hoping to hear that someone else was having this issue, so I am glad you posted your experience. 

The previous release of AS16...build 6239.

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10 minutes ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

The previous release of AS16...build 6239.

OK. I just installed 6118, and I should have that update to 6239/ After struggling with this for weeks and hours and hours of troubleshooting, you don't know how angry I am going to be if it turns out that anything after 6239 broke AS16, and they didn't let me know about it. 

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OK, I found up dates that brought me up to 6187, can't find one that updates to 6239, but since I never had this problem before 6255, this should work to see if it fixes this issue. If it does I am going to ask Hifi for an update to 6239.

 

 

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You found the solution. It was version 6255 or the last "hotfix" update, which turns out to be a "hotbreak" update. I rolled back to 6187. and now my CPU cycles are mostly a 0% with occasional reading of 1-3%, but usually right at zero. Everything is smooth as silk now.  Thanks. Going to let Hifi Tech know about this. 

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22 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

You found the solution. It was version 6255 or the last "hotfix" update, which turns out to be a "hotbreak" update. I rolled back to 6187. and now my CPU cycles are mostly a 0% with occasional reading of 1-3%, but usually right at zero. Everything is smooth as silk now.  Thanks. Going to let Hifi Tech know about this. 

Another solution is to set AS16 via task manager to use only the last core (8th core in my case). CPU cycles were still around 20% but P3D is not affected by it.

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1 hour ago, Pe11e said:

Another solution is to set AS16 via task manager to use only the last core (8th core in my case). CPU cycles were still around 20% but P3D is not affected by it.

There is no way in hell that this app should use anything more than a few CPU cycles. 

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20 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

There is no way in hell that this app should use anything more than a few CPU cycles. 

I know, that is probably some kind of bug within AS16. I have this high cpu usage issue since ASN, and also in AS16, so until HiFi solves it I'm using task manager to keep it on the last core.

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1 minute ago, Pe11e said:

I know, that is probably some kind of bug within AS16. I have this high cpu usage issue since ASN, and also in AS16, so until HiFi solves it I'm using task manager to keep it on the last core.

Roll back to earlier version than 6255, and problem will disappear. 

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Just now, Bobsk8 said:

Roll back to earlier version than 6255, and problem will disappear. 

Not sure I even updated AS16 to the newest version lol, didn't used it for a month or two due to lack of interest to fly lately. BTW I had high cpu cycles issue in all versions of ASN, but I can't say the same for AS16 as I didn't payed too much attention.

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Having the same problem but then with FSX and the AS16 radar on my iFly causes enormous stutters;

Can't find the way to shut the radar completely off so some help would be appreciated and can't find any previous versions of AS16, every old download link brings me right back to the latest version ( 6255 ), how can I find them?

Herman

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Gonna join the 95% off AVSIM users that only come here to look for solutions already there without ever posting themselves, no more solutions from me anymore bye

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On 6/4/2017 at 8:12 PM, Pe11e said:

I know, that is probably some kind of bug within AS16. I have this high cpu usage issue since ASN, and also in AS16, so until HiFi solves it I'm using task manager to keep it on the last core.

Well , turns out I am still having this issue, even with older version of AS 16, and still working with tech support, so I am going to try your solution of assigning it to core 4 and see what happens. The only other fix I can find is to shut down AS 16 every 30 minutes and restart it, to return CPU % back to normal. 

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Positive now  I found the solution to my problem. In troubleshooting this issue, it seemed that it was very rare for anyone to have this problem, when I questioned the users I knew about it. I then figured that it must be something my system that was interacting with AS16 casing the CPU % to rise after 20-30 minutes, without fail. I then started disabling things associated with P3D, the AV, the firewall, addons etc, and nothing helped, no matter what I tried. I then went back to installing older versions of AS 16, and still the problem continued. 

Now I am thinking, the only thing left, is P3D itself. Then I recalled that I had done all the updates to P3D version 3.4 except one or two of the last hotfixes. I didn't do those because at that time, some were having problems with the hotfixes, my P3D was running fine, and the change log didn't list anything that I saw as a problem for my P3D. Then I looked at the P3D website and saw the latest version of P3D version 3.4 was 19868, which I didn't have. My version was a much lower number, (18400) which was probably due to the hotfixes that I had not installed. So I downloaded the client for 19868, uninstalled the client I had, and installed the updated client. My thinking was, now I probably have the same version as the AS 16 developers are using to program AS 16. I then reinstalled the latest version of AS16, 6359, and rebooted the PC. 

I then started P3D, and AS 16, and Task Manager, and resource monitor for CPU, checked AS 16, and just let it run for a few hours  with an aircraft idling on the taxiway.  I carefully watched the cpu % and average % for AS 16, and it stayed at less than 1%, in fact the average hovered around 0.6%. I then loaded up one of my helicopters and flew for a couple of hours, and the average CPU never went over 1% and usually was between 0.57 and 0.67.   I had never had average CPU% that low. I flew for 2 hours last night, same result, and this morning another 1 1/2 hours with same result. 

I also remember that when I installed the latest version yesterday, I had to install Net framework 4.6.2 in order to complete the Client install. Not sure if that had anything to do with the solution. 

Anyway, it is running perfectly now. 

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