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  1. Getting an SSD (or a couple of SSDs) to store some 6 TB data might end up being a bit too expensive for my taste 😄 What you say is interesting but I'm not sure that is the case here. Reason being I see the disk activity light glowing at the same time I experience the stuttering. Looking at the other parts of my system, I don't have a top of the line system but still fairly competent - a 6700K @ 4.5 GHz, 16 GB 3000 MHz DDR4 RAM and a 1080Ti. My system as well as XP partitions reside on a Samsung 950 Pro SSD.
  2. Anyone in here tried playing around with different disk block sizes to see how performance is affected? Since a while back I'm using XP11 as my main flight sim and this with Ortho4XP photo scenery covering the major part of Europe. I have a dedicated a 10 TB 7200 RPM HDD for the photo scenery which takes up about 6 TB of the drive. One thing I've noticed is how some stuttering occurs when new photo scenery is read as you fly along. For this reason I started thinking that maybe increasing the block size from the standard 4096 bytes to something bigger, maybe even all the way up to 2MB, might increase performance. This based on the fact that the average file size for this drive is 4.3 MB where 4096 bytes blocks doesn't seem very efficient. What do you guys think?
  3. Since version 1803 of Windows 10 the screensaver won't start unless I disconnect or disable my CH pedals. I posted about this issue over here. Anyone else noticed the same thing?
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    My PC reboots by itself

    Well what do you know...just completed a number of tests using 3DMark, Unigine Heaven 4.0, IPDT (as mentioned already), FurMark and last but not least XP and my PC is back being 100% stable. Or maybe I should add...or so it seems so far fingers crossed... So what did I do? Turns out my girlfriend was right, using the vacuum cleaner every once in a while isn't such a bad idea My case is rather well protected by filters etc meaning I never get much dust inside the case. Still though allowing for a good airflow thanks to all my fans keeping the components at nice temps. What I guess was the actual culprit in this case (no pun intended) was all the dust that had been collected by the filter sitting just below the air intake for the PSU. It was almost like a thick carpet of dust... So I guess my PSU is equally happy as I am right now and once I've seen my computer being stable for a couple of days the 1200W PSU is going back which I luckily decided to not unbox before I tried these things out. Thanks again guys for all good advice!
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    My PC reboots by itself

    Thanks guys! Will get a new PSU today and hopefully that will fix my problem. I have a Corsair 850 today which I think should be enough for my config consisting of 3 HDDs and one M.2 SSD on top of the 6700K and the 1080Ti. My local PC store doesn't have 1000W in stock so will go with a 1200W. A bit overkill I think but the price difference isn't that big and I don't want to spend the upcoming Easter weekend of 4 days off with a PC rebooting itself Was thinking about the PSU myself and the fact I got the third HDD to fit all photo scenery I've been building and maybe that became too much for my PSU. But then I thought I would have seen the problem right away when I added the disk to my computer rather than some 3 weeks later. Will let you know how things progress.
  6. Starting yesterday my PC randomly reboots by itself. First time it happened was shortly after I started a flight and while checking out different saved camera views. The loaded aircraft was the Zibo mod 737-800 in XP11. I was very surprised since I've been flying a lot lately with zero issues. I was also surprised the way my computer restarted. Not a crash to the desktop and no error messages. Instead it was like I would have unplugged the power where I was thrown directly from XP to a black screen and then the MSI logo always seen when I restart my computer. I then downloaded and ran 3D Mark to stress my computer outside XP. Only some 30 seconds into the test the same thing happened. That made me think it appeared as a potential overclock issue. Still strange since my 6700K @ 4.5 GHz has been 100% stable for years. Anyway I increased VCORE a bit from 1.25 to 1.275 and ran another test in 3D Mark. This time the complete test was successful which made me think I had found the culprit and that my CPU maybe degraded over time and thus now required a tad more voltage. Unfortunately the joy didn't last long. Next time I started XP the same thing happened again. Next thing I tried was to run at stock speed but still same thing so clearly not an overclock issue. Speaking of the CPU I've been building a huge amount of photo scenery the last couple of weeks meaning the CPU has been working really hard but without any problems. This also makes me think there's nothing wrong with the CPU. Right now I'm running a complete memory test which so far shows zero errors after about 4 hours into the test. Since I only seem to have this issue when running graphic intense stuff I wonder if it maybe is my graphics card that is starting to fail. I have an MSI 1080Ti running at stock speed. Should also mention I tried unchecking the option where Windows automatically restart after a STOP error. This to hopefully get a clue what is causing the sudden restarts with nothing shown in the system event log other than Windows didn't shut down correctly last time. To no avail though since Windows doesn't even have time it seems to present a STOP error. The computer just restarts in a split second whenever this happens. Starting to feel a bit worried how to sort this out with no clues what is happening other than it only seems to happen when a load is put on the graphics card. I guess that's my best bet right now. Any tips or ideas would be highly appreciated!
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    Change F to C and inch to hPa

    Thanks, found it.
  8. As the topic suggests, is it somehow possible to change F to C and inch to hPa in the XP11 weather settings?
  9. Never easy to be fully satisfied in this business I guess
  10. That's kind of you but I think I'm good because I already downloaded the beta 2 file which seems complete. Haven't had the time to test it yet though and at this point I'm not even sure if I'll end up using this package or TheUltimate mod. What scares me off a bit with this one is you're recommended to use Reshade for best effect and I'm not a fan of post-processing stuff.
  11. Yep, looking forward to try them out myself
  12. Thanks, will check it out. From the screenshots, it looks really nice!
  13. OK. What I was most interested in with the RG mod was the updated v/c textures.
  14. I don't see any reason to install something that isn't as good as another option when both are free but thanks anyway for the tip Do you have any more info on the Ultimate mod or a link where we could read more about it?
  15. I don't mind spending a couple of Euros on something that is really good but in this case I've seen mixed reports where some people in another thread has been reporting about issues with no further replies in over a month so I'm a bit on the fence. Would love to have/buy the mod since it looks great but at the same time I obviously don't want to throw my money on something that doesn't work as advertised and where I'm not sure what support I will receive to have any issues fixed. Someone in that other thread suggested I should rather wait for a new project simply called 'Ultimate' IIRC which will also add a nice cabin and some other stuff I don't remember right now.