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  1. Ok, I have to admit I have not paid close attention to P3D as a product. Instead I have been using it and seeing some mentions of V4. I simply did not pick up on the need, despite having V3, that I had to purchase V4. I guess I have become accustomed to the almost perpetual updates of some other programs I have had. Thanks for alerting me. Dick
  2. I downloaded from P3D 3.4.22.19868.zip Normally I expect the first digit to be the Version. In that case this is version 3 and I want 4. Are there two places to download depending on version? Dick
  3. P3D shows 106 aircraft available. But, only a the original builtin aircraft are displayed for operation. How do I get the remaining dozens of aircraft to be fully recognized so that they may be used for flight?
  4. There are two types of sources for information that is not correct. The most innocent, but still harmful, is the exuberant person who reads everything with little regard to the validity of the source. They compile this into their rumor and the story goes on. The other is the malicious person who may be a social misfit or someone seeking commercial gain. Both contribute to exaggeration. Both will disappear 24 hours after the V4 release.
  5. Wondrous advances that use more memory mean more data to process. There will be a cost for some when a new CPU is needed to move those sliders to the right.
  6. "improved" also means new bugs and odd functional issues. Perhaps only "flying" prop planes means I will not see startling advances and I can skip assisting in debugging the new release.
  7. The overall green tinge is disturbing. I have Megascenery and it has that general green coloring which discourages me from using it - want real looking landscapes at VFR.
  8. I have been having Windows 10 crashes at various times but mostly when I tried to download a few specific programs. I noticed that in the brief note of crash there was a CH Products SYS file was causing the problem. I then unloaded all CH Products software and cleaned them from the registry. Since then the same downloads that caused crashes now work as the should. I remember that I had a difficult time trying to find drivers when my yoke acted strange. They were on some odd site but a long trail from the CH site took me there so it just looked like another CH messy attempt at software. Does anyone know of an "official" site fro CH drivers?
  9. I agree the techno babble allows the spam/hacked company to hide behind that next to useless info A real manger would tell his staff to just fix it. Even a tiny operation such as P3d, can raise some doubt about other areas of the company. Is this lax behavior endemic? It is called reputation.
  10. Preflight, setting switches, inputting flight data, take off, set autopilot. Get into your personal automobile, after unplugging it from the mains. Tell the "Uber like" computer to take you to work but for fun add in the local Dunkin Doughnuts. The airplane is fully automated, the automobile is close behind. Boring..... Perhaps why that weekend in a rented old-fashioned sports car is so much fun. Or, taking the old biplane for a spin over Iowa farms is such a pleasure.
  11. I am not sure of the inference. However, the thermal paste is properly applied as a very thin film with the specific objective of filing microscopic voids that detract from the transfer of heat. I spread it with the edge of a credit card, the safest use of this item. At several seconds of 100% load the CPU temp max's at 62C. I am sure a strong stress program could get it to TJ. Currently ay 3.5ghz but ran for several months at 4.2ghz with no issues. The real advantage was not significant so leaving it stock.
  12. Your right David. BUT - I found my problem. It was not the motherboard but an SSD. I was in the process fo trying to laod a program from it when the PC locked. I pulled the side panel off an unplugged the SSD since that was the target for getting the program and the PC began to work. I only had a train simulator on it so no great loss. My performance with the i5-2500K is quite acceptable with 47% load on a flight simulator and 35% on the train simulator. A lot of the computational stuff is now on the video card GPU and that does go to 100% sometimes. Thus I may get a fatter video card before any CPU changes.Thanks and regards, Dick
  13. Now I am having trouble booting/restarting. Restart from Windows10 and fans start, LAN port lights on, but no restart. tried various things including clear ROM and onboard reset. Had to remove power then came up with the setup screen. There I found the SATA protocol was not IDE. Setting to that and it came up. All ok then slight screen flicker and my SSD "disappeared". Power off, setup, showed ACHI not IDE for disks. SATA to IDE and then ok. "Browser" load at occurrence. SSD is on ok right now. New motherboard is next step. I could get a bios chip and a battery but financial stuff on PC. so reliability needed. Will get same one. Can't afford new Skylake CPU and the old i2550K gives me proper FPS with reasonable settings. Thanks for help
  14. Will take a look at the Asus board-Thanks CPU normally under 50% with my usual train simulator load. 4 core avg 35c.I do not have any grounds for suspicion since the evidence is slim. It is just the oldest element in the PC. CMOS battery is another possible item. I will get new battery first. Just seeing what might be the best board in the meantime.