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  1. My suspension was right. Confirmed on LM board Traffic fail was found and fixed in HF, original poster tested and confirmed it is fixed. -Braun
  2. Hi Mike. Yes and Yes -Braun USAF (Ret)
  3. Hi Captain, ditto for me on those errors. Saw them last week during a session. After awhile I got frustrated and restarted P3D. Errors went away and have not returned PFM, -Braun
  4. Thanks Ed and Clutch. Not looking for a work around, at least not now. Wanted to confirm what I’m seeing. They say two’s company but there’s a crowd. If more than Ed and I chime in with no AI, then we may have a bug to add to V 5’s already storied big list -Braun
  5. I too have had more that a couple. For me in 4.5, never. Too bad really because in some way this version shines, but in other it seems a step backwards.
  6. By Jordan King. Quite well done and quite interesting to boot! https://youtu.be/9li8ekJoT00 -Braun
  7. Got sliders both at 50%. Seeing nothing. Is it P3d v5 or me? TIA, -Braun
  8. btacon


    No, but since you are asking I've had a series of email back n' forth on the topic of reestablishing access to my purchased downloads since they changed hosting providers. Three times I have requested, three times they have answered in an email saying "...we just sent you a link to your files. Three times asked, three times received a lie. Not very happy with them right now. -Braun
  9. Wow, I'm a bit surprised by the number and varied kinds of responses, and thanks to all for making this a fun and positive topic. Useful too because I believe the jury seems to be in, and the verdict appears to be, Hyper-Threading OFF It turns off/on with a single reboot. No software is modified. It cant harm your computer one iota and as I already said, it goes back to ON with just a reboot and a couple of mouse clicks. Also, I'm not suggesting the thread stop, just weighing in with a recap and a reflection. Well, a reflection with a verdict actually. 🙂 -Braun
  10. Long story short. I've got an old i72600k 16 gb memory, sata ssd drives and a NVIDIA 1070 / 8gb. I've been flight simming for well over 20 years and old timers on this board will recognize my name as a long time member. I mostly lurk now a days. So back to my story, like most of you I'm always looking for that magic bullet that will speed up frame rate AND stop the stutters. New drivers, new configs, all sorts of voodoo in the quest of better performance, and I like many of you have tried them all, except one up to now. So after my son bought an i5 9600k 6 cores, no HT, Highly Recommended for Gaming by other Gamers ($200.00 US) I started to read the game threads and they have all sorts of common wisdom as to why HT (Hyperthreading) or "Ghost Cores": are a bad BAD idea for gaming. I've seen the same discussion myself here for many many years. HT, Yes or No? I've seen two camps and there was some "heat and friction" from both sides so I just figured that I would leave well enough alone and leave the HT On/Off switch in the bios alone...until 3 days ago. I went in, turned off HT in bios. Restarted. Computer came right up. Started P3dv4.5 in my default startup It came right up and the first thing I noticed was my avg. fps on Rwy engines running had come up by 7 to 10 percent (2-3 fps). Then I took off and started yanking the plane around the pattern and the first thing I noticed was, "Smoother...smoother frames, smoother response to stick, smoother..." And it remains so to this day. Best investment I've made in a long time and it cost me NOTHING. True story. YMMV You cant hurt a thing and you can put it back with one reboot if you don't like it. -Braun
  11. My experience has been if a developer has third party resellers developer will only sell at full price. Cannot undercut their third party Salesforce. Those individuals, (third party) on the other hand, have full right to wage war on competition however they see fit, including steep discounts My 2 cents FWIW -Braun
  12. Thanks to all who replied. My son's box is built now and its a screamer! (at least for him LoL). The price delta between the i59600K and the i79700K is about $250.00 US. For now I think I am taking the lower cost route unless prices shift dramatically over the next 3 to 4 months, at which time I will be upgrading my system. -Braun
  13. My son just bought a mobo (with M2 Storage) and i5 9600k for about $350.00 At first I told him he was crazy, but then I looked at the specs/ performance Crazy...like a fox! anyone else running an i5 9600k with p3d. and if so, thoughts my current proc is a very old and tired i7 2600K TIA, -Braun CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs As of 27th of August 2019 - Higher results represent better performance Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz 15,963 Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz 13,534 Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz 12,031 Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz 11,169 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz 11,110 Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz 10,074 Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz 9,988 Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz 9,279 AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core 8,952 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz 7,177 AMD FX-6300 Six-Core 6,389 PassMark Software © 2008-2019 CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price ) As of 27th of August 2019 - Higher results represent better value Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz 68.73 AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core 64.64 Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz 61.81 AMD FX-6300 Six-Core 53.25 Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz 49.94 Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz 45.61 Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz 36.03 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz 35.54 Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz 34.67 Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz 29.37 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz 23.92 PassMark Software © 2008-2019
  14. Farewell Big Bird....after 12 years, we hardly knew ye’! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-14/airbus-buries-a380-flagship-drawing-curtain-on-jumbo-jet-era
  15. I don't know. Will check and report back. Thanks.
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