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Selecting Cores - SIMstarter

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Hi Folks,

RE: P3Dv4 on a 2700K Sandy

Honestly - I have never paid much attention to selecting cores and such with my programs...

I see SIMstarter makes it very easy to configure this aspect of running programs...

Anyone have any suggestions on how I should set this up ? 

Programs I run: P3Dv4, AS4, ASCA, ChasePlane, RC4...

Regards,

Scott

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Hi Scott
You know that "every PC is different...." but I recently set my FSX:SE cores as follows below (I think that P3D might be a little different with regard to Affinity Mask settings) and, I tell you, I have a sim that's running smooth as silk and with a clarity like never before. I did a lot of trial and error with my cores, using Task Manager core activity graph monitoring to view the impact (I even put up a topic that Creators update wasn't so bad since it gave me time out to test all this!).

I run FSX:SE and I have an i7 6700K CPU: 4 cores - hyper threading enabled, i.e. I can choose from 0 to 7.

ASN:  core 7
Steam: cores 5 and 7
Track IR: core 2
DX10 Fixer: core 5
FSX:SE cores 0, 2, 4 and 6

Note that I start ASN from Run Manager rather configure as part of the Extended Settings page - that lets me keep it off the primary cores which FSX:SE can use. There's also a really good topic on Affinity Mask and cores which helped me: "affinitymask i7 7700k" by ronnay on 01 April 2017.

I'm not a PC expert so if anyone else spots a way to improve things from my settings then go for it - but, for sure, this works for me.

Will be good to hear how you get on with this and what works for you. Enjoy the trials and good luck.

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On 24.12.2017 at 1:24 AM, CB_Pilot said:

Hi Scott
You know that "every PC is different...." but I recently set my FSX:SE cores as follows below (I think that P3D might be a little different with regard to Affinity Mask settings) and, I tell you, I have a sim that's running smooth as silk and with a clarity like never before. I did a lot of trial and error with my cores, using Task Manager core activity graph monitoring to view the impact (I even put up a topic that Creators update wasn't so bad since it gave me time out to test all this!).

I run FSX:SE and I have an i7 6700K CPU: 4 cores - hyper threading enabled, i.e. I can choose from 0 to 7.

ASN:  core 7
Steam: cores 5 and 7
Track IR: core 2
DX10 Fixer: core 5
FSX:SE cores 0, 2, 4 and 6

To avoid confusion in terminology those are Logical Processors not "cores" aren't they?

When you mention ASN which *.exe do you launch with Run Manager in SIMstarter? 

Thanks.

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Just curious, why would you think Steam needs two LP5 and LP7 whereas ASN only one LP7?

Thanks!

Edited by Dirk98

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57 minutes ago, Dirk98 said:

 

Just curious, why would you think Steam needs two LP5 and LP7 whereas ASN only one LP7?

 

 

You got me! That’s a really good question and highlights a mistake: I think Steam would only need the one LP.

I’m new to Affinity Mask settings so if you have suggestions for alternatives then please don’t hesitate.

Re. ASN and which “exe”: I’m not near my pc for a week but I know I simply followed the shortcut properties to the exe location and ran that.

Thanks for your interest and questions.

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Just now, CB_Pilot said:

You got me! That’s a really good question and highlights a mistake: I think Steam would only need the one LP.

I’m new to Affinity Mask settings so if you have suggestions for alternatives then please don’t hesitate.

So am I, but I would give ASN more than 1 LP!

Thanks

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Question from this novice:  How does one assign the various programs to specific logical processors?  Doesn't Windows assign them by default?

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