spilok

No more long pauses after switching views

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For the longest time, I've become accustomed to P3d pausing for a few seconds to as much as 10 seconds when I switched views from cockpit to spot to anything else.  It didn't ALWAYS happen, but it happened quite frequently and it did so on every flight I've had in the past.   I became to think of it as normal, and related it to settings in the sim that might have been stronger than they should have been.  I really didn't think too much about it, and assumed it was just a bothersome inconvenience for having all my sliders close to full right.

Today, however, I downloaded the new Nvidia driver 419.67....and replaced the latest 419.35.   I was blown away that after 2 hours of flying from KABE to KPIT and going into strong weather and clouds, that I didn't have even a single pause after switching views.  My FPS were excellent, and I was in flight sim Heaven!  Then I flew from KPIT to KCLT and again experienced absolutely NO PAUSES when switching views.  I switched views very frequently to try to cause a pause....nope....NONE.

Maybe this is an anomaly, and maybe not.  All I know is that I loved the smoothness of my flights today, and the only thing I did differently was upgrade my drivers to the 419.67's.

Please let me know if you find these drivers as satisfying as I found them today.

Stan

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SSD + new nvidia drivers = 😍fast views

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True.  My SSD with drivers that were only 1 month old didn't cut it.  These new drivers do!  Just flew a flight real time (night with all the lighting) from KABE to Toronto.  Perfectly smooth and no pauses.  Incredible, I'd say.  We'll see how tomorrow goes.  Fingers crossed.

Stan

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Absolutely a positive change on my PC. Very fluid.

Thank you Stan!

 

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You're welcome.  Let's hope this is the real deal that I've been waiting for all my life.

 

Stan

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I would be interested, how do you update the driver?! I have not done that for a long time ... is there anything to consider here?

Thanks!

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just tried those new ones too as i got massive stutters before it seems now a lot smoother. Thanks for that !

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Good to know, will test the novel driver as well.

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4 hours ago, fernandinho said:

I would be interested, how do you update the driver?! I have not done that for a long time ... is there anything to consider here?

Thanks!

If you run Geforce Experience you can update from there, or search the web .

best to do a custom install and make sure to click the option for a ' clean install'

If you run Nvidia Inspector make sure you export your settings as a new driver install resets back to default.

bob   edit... :-  also best to delete the shaders cache.  ( NOT  …. ShadersHLSL )

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Thanks Bob. I will have to download it, as I'm not running Geforce Experience.

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I also have some improvement with 419.67

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Go to NVidia Drivers site....download the latest drivers based on your system.

ALWAYS do a CLEAN INSTALL.....not an automatic install.  The choice is given to you when you start the installation.

 

Stan

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6 hours ago, fernandinho said:

I would be interested, how do you update the driver?! I have not done that for a long time ... is there anything to consider here?

Thanks!

Go to NVidia Drivers site....download the latest drivers based on your system.

ALWAYS do a CLEAN INSTALL.....not an automatic install.  The choice is given to you when you start the installation.

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Thanks for your help! Sorry, two more questions ... regarding the selection of the correct driver: DCH or Standard? Game-Ready or Creator-Ready?

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Thanks for the head's up, I shall have to try a driver update for myself on me GTX980. Don't think I've updated them since installation in December 2017, so they'll be 18 months old. I usually avoid driver updates once I have things stable as they often cause problems in the fickle world of FSX/P3D!

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41 minutes ago, fernandinho said:

Thanks for your help! Sorry, two more questions ... regarding the selection of the correct driver: DCH or Standard? Game-Ready or Creator-Ready?

Standard and Game ready.

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It's advisable to use DDU in "safe mode" when uninstalling old drivers. Removes all traces of the previous version. Regards.

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6 hours ago, onebob said:

bob   edit... :-  also best to delete the shaders cache.  ( NOT  …. ShadersHLSL

Can I ask where do I find this cache thanks

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Local Disk (C:) ► Users ► You ► AppData ► Local ► Lockheed Martin ► Prepar3D ►  Shaders

 

 

...Lloyd

 

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3 hours ago, Peter Webber said:

It's advisable to use DDU in "safe mode" when uninstalling old drivers. Removes all traces of the previous version. Regards.

I've been doing this for more then a decade (or so it seems 😉) and I agree! It's maybe not so easy for the average simmer.... But it's not an endeavour if you read the instructions on the website.

Display Driver Uninstall is a great tool and assures you a "real clean install" of your drivers.

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I have longer stutters now and terrain gets washed out more often. 

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