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How often do you clean your Nvidia caches (if ever)?

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25 minutes ago, Alvega said:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 😋

Its a really good good stance to take except with the fluency of todays hardware, software and driver updates to improve things.

You don't want to be left behind.

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1 hour ago, Bernard Ducret said:

Delete THE CONTENT of the following folders (please note that some files will not be deleted as they are used by your PC, simply skip those)

C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\DXCache

C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\GLCache\83051cdf7c4166fe06f7f596d5eedf85\33d2783781572c41

For good measure I also cleaned with the Windows tools > Disk clean-up > select drive > tick Direct X shader cache > clean.

Finally I downloaded Nvidia Inspector and selected Microsoft Flight Simulator, the ONLY change I made is in Common Shader Cache Size OFF

Thank you!  I'll give it a shot.


Andrew Crowley

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Trying it too Andy... lmk if you see anything significant....

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I usually clear out my nVIDIA caches weekly with my Alienware laptop with RTX 3070 Ti mobile GPU.


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12 hours ago, Bernard Ducret said:

Is this a mere coincidence or a logical solution to this problem that is affecting quite a number of simmers?

Almost certainly a coincidence. The vanished/blurry airport problem you’re describing is what happens when the sim hits the Simconnect objects limit (as a consequence of AIG).

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Never, I don't use rolling cache either.

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Uh, never. Seems like another flight sim-ism of this perpetual need to mess around with things that doesn't need messing with to gain placebo smoothness and peace of mind.


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For me, it has nothing to do with flight simulation. Cleaning up old, unnecessary cache and index files is just normal file system housekeeping.

I clear my browser cache and Windows temp folder(s) on a regular basis as well.


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1 hour ago, MDFlier said:

For me, it has nothing to do with flight simulation. Cleaning up old, unnecessary cache and index files is just normal file system housekeeping.

I clear my browser cache and Windows temp folder(s) on a regular basis as well.

Cache files are not unnecessary, they exist for a reason.

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What Is DirectX Shader Cache

What is Direct X Shader Cache? It is a cache system for storing shaders that can help improve the performance and responsiveness of apps, games, and programs. This folder contains files created by the graphics system. It can lower the amount of time that an image or video needs to take to render on the screen.

 

https://www.partitionwizard.com/resizepartition/directx-shader-cache.html

 


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1 hour ago, MDFlier said:

For me, it has nothing to do with flight simulation. Cleaning up old, unnecessary cache and index files is just normal file system housekeeping.

I clear my browser cache and Windows temp folder(s) on a regular basis as well.

As mentioned, caches are made for a reason and usually an old, unneeded cache file is overwritten or eventually removed automatically. Besides, we're talking cache files taking up a minuscule amount of space.

So all this incessant cleaning and tidying up has zero functional purpose. I think people just like the idea of cleaning up 😉

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18 minutes ago, Sethos said:

As mentioned, caches are made for a reason and usually an old, unneeded cache file is overwritten or eventually removed automatically. Besides, we're talking cache files taking up a minuscule amount of space.

So all this incessant cleaning and tidying up has zero functional purpose. I think people just like the idea of cleaning up 😉

I just think some people are really used to the old FSX/FS9 days where tinkering would maybe get you a bit more stable frametime and fps, so they go looking to do the same things here. It provides very little benefit but gives the impression to them that it does.

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18 minutes ago, Lucky38i said:

just think some people are really used to the old FSX/FS9 days where tinkering would maybe get you a bit more stable frametime and fps, so they go looking to do the same things here. It provides very little benefit but gives the impression to them that it does.

Gentlemen, I think many of you are missing the point of this thread here and should read before reacting in the way you do.

I am NOT suggesting a new voodoo recipe - as one of you elegantly put it -, neither am I inducing anyone to do what they don't need to do (if it's not broken don't fix it!), this thread is about resolving a problem (i.e. destination airport addon not being loaded by MSFS when you arrive on short final) and trying to identify a solution, please read my initial post and see the bold part with a question mark.

On two occasions the problem disappeared after cleaning the Nvidia cache, and I suggested myself that it might be a coincidence, I am not claiming any discovery, but merely researching what can resolve this nuisance. Your feedback demonstrate evidently that this cache cleaning may not be related and I thank all those who took the time to reply in a constructive manner.


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26 minutes ago, Bernard Ducret said:

Gentlemen, I think many of you are missing the point of this thread here and should read before reacting in the way you do.

I am NOT suggesting a new voodoo recipe - as one of you elegantly put it -, neither am I inducing anyone to do what they don't need to do (if it's not broken don't fix it!), this thread is about resolving a problem (i.e. destination airport addon not being loaded by MSFS when you arrive on short final) and trying to identify a solution, please read my initial post and see the bold part with a question mark.

On two occasions the problem disappeared after cleaning the Nvidia cache, and I suggested myself that it might be a coincidence, I am not claiming any discovery, but merely researching what can resolve this nuisance. Your feedback demonstrate evidently that this cache cleaning may not be related and I thank all those who took the time to reply in a constructive manner.

I don't think the current conversation is aimed at your post, nor thread. At least it isn't for me. Just the the members who latched on to the idea of clearing cache and talked about doing it as a clean-up routine and the idea of having to clear it constantly for problem free operation.

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