Dean19

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  1. Just a quick look and everything seemed ok, nothing loose as far as I could tell or any small parts falling out. When I have some time I will dig further, re seat the heat sink and see if that improves anything.
  2. So I was transporting my PC(specs in my sig) and like a knuckle head wasn't paying attention, lost my footing, and my PC took a fall from around 4 feet height right onto a concrete floor. Ugh! I thought for sure that it wouldn't even boot up anymore, being as heavy as it is and with that big Noctua heat sink attached to the MB.... But the darn thing actually booted up. Everything seemed fine at first, WIN10 loaded, P3DV4 started up no problems, and I even took the FSL320 for a spin. Started up CPU-Z and with PC at idle I noticed the multiplier wildly bouncing around from a low of 8 to high of 45 and Core Speed bouncing between 807MHz and 4599MHz. Throttling is disabled in BIOS. Idle temps were normal at around 29-30C. Running P3D the multiplier and core speed are pegged at 45 and 4598MHz but the temps much higher than normal, around 90C. I've never seen the multiplier and speed bounce around so wildly like that, even with the PC at idle. Could my MB be gone?
  3. Dean19

    Mouse Wheel Zoom

    It's gone on my end. What problem are you having?
  4. Dean19

    Mouse Wheel Zoom

    Found the work around. Switched to "Mouse Without Borders" and uninstalled "input Director" and the problem is gone.
  5. Small problem I hope someone might have an answer to. I have 2 PC's setup in network and use the same mouse to move between both monitors(using Input Director) When using CP the mouse wheel zoom works fine. I don't have the option ticked for "MB Zoom(MB Hold + Scroll)" as I find it difficult to hold down the mouse wheel button and scroll at the same time. Problem is when I move the cursor to the other monitor to check some charts, etc. and use the mouse scroll wheel, I still get the zooming effect in the cockpit. Is there a work around for this? Thanks
  6. Yes, arrived Friday. I haven't had time to mess with it, only opened the box to make sure it was the USB version and not the PS/2.
  7. I placed an order this afternoon and choose "2-day shipping". It is currently showing as "shipped" with a tracking number and delivery date of Friday, Sept 2.
  8. Lifelong Asus junkie here. Always had great reliability and fantastic performance with Asus MB's. My last build on a Asus MB lasted over 6 years on a OC'd system that was on 24/7 for most of that time. On my most recent build I went with a Asus Z170A but the board came DOA. Took it back to Micro Center to exchange but they were sold out of the Z170A's. Was gonna go with the Hero but I got a fantastic deal on a ASRock Extreme6. I've been quite impressed with this board so far. Coupled with GSkill DDR3400 ram it's humming along very nicely and stable at 4.7ghz. Still an Asus fan but nice to find success with other brands too.
  9. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will go with 2 x 8 (16gb) memory and when or if I need to upgrade, hopefully won't have any problems matching the set.
  10. Hi all, I'm looking into finally upgrading my i920@4.2 rig. This CPU has lasted me over 6 great years but alas the time has come to jump on the 6700k/Z170 band wagon. I want to go with 32GB memory primarily for (future proofing) X-Plane and P3D and gaming. Looking to go with DDR3400 just for the added overclocking headroom. Would I be better off going with 2 dimms or 4 dimms? 32GB (4 X 8GB) DDR4 3400 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231917&ignorebbr=1 or 32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4 3333 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232295 Will be using one of the Asus motherboards, haven't decided which one yet. Micro Center currently has a great deal on the Asus Z170-AR for $109.99 with CPU Combo, but the GSkill QVL doesn't show official support for compatibility with that particular MB. Thanks for any opinions!
  11. Dean19

    PMDG 737NGX Flow Checklist

    Thanks Mike! Appreciate your work. These will certainly come in handy.
  12. Dean19

    Bojote's Shader 3.0 mod for FSX

    Unbelievable! I just tried using 8X Super Sampling AA, lost a few FPS but cant believe the smoothness is still there! 8X SSAA averaging 18-20 FPS with FSX frames locked @ 26. At 2X and 4X SSAA I'm getting around 24 to 26 FPS. Think I'll stick with 4X as a happy medium.This is in the Cool Sky MD80 Pro taking off from Imagine Sim KLGA, flying around Aerosoft's ManhattanX and landing at FSDT KJFK with UTX, GEX, REX2, ASE and EZCA.Scenery Complexity and Autogen at Very DenseLOD at 3.5Mesh Complexity 100%Mesh Resolution 10mTexture Resolution 7cmWater High 2xSpecial Effects HighI tried increasing the LOD but gives me a g3d.dll CTD after a while. Tried using RejectThreshold=131071 to prevent the g3d crash but no avail.The last time I tried 8X SSAA was before all these new tweaks and it wasn't even flyable. Still using CCC 10.3 Drivers. FSX is running so smooth and great I'm afraid to even try the newer drivers. Kudos to everyone!
  13. Dean19

    Bojote's Shader 3.0 mod for FSX

    Just want to add that Shader mod 3.0 is working great here as well on my HD5870! Noticed much smoother/fluid flight and able to maintain consistant FPS thru all kinds of heavy weather conditions.Using CCC 2X Super Sampling AA16X AFBP=0Affinity Mask=14HighmemfixForceFullScreenVSync=1Shader Mod 3.0EnbseriesActive Sky EvolutionREX2My FSX experience looks better and runs smoother than it ever has! The only thing I noticed is the water reflections seem a bit too much. FSX water set at High 2X. Is there a way to tone down the water reflections a bit? Could it be the REX2 water textures? Thanks everyone!
  14. I tried OPTION 1 but still experienced a g3d.dll crash on final approach into FSDT JFK with heavy clouds and thunder storms. OPTION 2 gave me silky smooth flight even in the most dense areas and add ons and all kinds of weather! The level of image quality looks a bit less than I was use to with all sliders to the right, but the silky smoothness outweighs that by far and I can deal with it! Running ForceFullScreenVSync=1 and 2X Super Sampling AA on my ATI 5870 OC'd to 875/1300 certainly made a huge difference as well!Thanks again ******* for all your research and support and for making FSX that much better!
  15. ss Thanks *******! I will try this and report back!