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  1. Ah, glad to hear you seem to have found the cause too Dave. Your 4080 will be 2-3 cm's wider than my 4070 I believe, so can quite see how the power connecter could impinge on the side panel. I wonder if a few dabs of dielectric grease would help in your case too?
  2. Hello Dave, Just dropped in to find out how you're faring with this issue, and with a small update from my end, and realised I overlooked your last post. Sorry about that. No, it's a Gigabyte MB I've got, as well as the GPU. For me the issue seemed to be increasing in frequency, and I was also able to reproduce it fairly consistent by stress testing the GPU. Typically after just a few minutes at 100% utilization (just over 200 watts in my case) the dreaded black screen with fans going to max would result. I experimented with undervolting too, but this didn't resolve the issue. Being a bit reluctant to go through the hassle of a RTM and not being too confident it would even resolve the situation, I decided to replace the power cable instead. This was based on some comments I read somewhere and 'only' set me back £18 (though I really thing something like this should have been included with the GPU itself). Although I'm hesitant to jinx things, this does seem to have fixed the issue. I've been able to run the GPU at max for over and hour on a few occasions and it's remained stable. For info, this is the replacement cable I purchased and it's a much neater solution than the NVIDIA adaptor going into for my PSU cable. 12VHPWR Cable | 600W PCIe 5.0 Power Adapter Cable (corsair.com) When the cable arrived, the box also contained a little sachet of dielectric grease which may also have helped. Anyway, will let you know if I'm celebrating too soon. I'll also stick with the undervolt for now too, at it reduces power usage by around 30-40W and seems pretty stable. Cheers, Nick
  3. Unfortunately I haven't been able to diagnose or resolve the issue yet @regis9. It's very sporadic, sometimes the PC will run GPU-intensive software like MSFS happily all day and on other days, the lockup will occur at least once in the space of an hour. I had a little hunch it had something to do with the fan controller side of the software rather than a hardware fault (in general, I'd say Gigabyte's software is pretty diabolical) but I've been away from home a fair bit with the day job recently, so this has limited the amount of time I've been able to spend tinkering with my sim PC. Hoping I'll have a bit more time at the end of the month to investigate properly.
  4. Thanks for confirming Dave. Yes, I've found a few other discussion relating to this issue such as this one. New RTX 4070 Ti will stop displaying and go full fan speed out of nowhere. HELP : r/gigabyte (reddit.com) I haven't contacted support yet, but an RMA may be on the card. However, I am going to experiment with undervolting the card beforehand.
  5. Hello Dave, I'm having exactly the same issue with my 4070 GPU: fans run up to full speed and the video display is lost forcing a hard restart. (Resetting the GPU with Ctrl + Shift + Start + B doesn't work.) No apparent pattern as to when it happens, sometimes when the card isn't under load, although on other occasions it will happen when running MSFS or other games. Anyway, as you'll have discovered, it's rather annoying! Mine is a Gigagbyte GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING OC 12GB which was purchased around 6 months ago. I'm curious if Gigabyte is the manufacturer in your case too? For what it's worth, I've tried replugging/changing power cables, updating drivers, and most recently updating the GPU bios. Not sure yet if the latter will make any difference but we'll see. Cheers, Nick
  6. The updater shortcut should already be in the Windows start menu guys, in the "A2A Simulations" folder so usually pretty close to the top. Howard, if you're having trouble running the update, you can just uninstall the Comanche and then redownload the new v1.2 installer from your account on the A2A store instead. You may need to manually remove the "a2a-aircraft-pa24" folder from the Community directory before reinstalling. A few of our customers who have the MS Store edition seem to have run into the issue, and as far as I can tell, it's because the Xbox app or something is protecting or encrypting files in their Community folder, so once they've been installed, the installer is then blocked from uninstalling them. Windows sure can be mean sometimes! 😅 Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulations Edit: oh, by the way, we increased the number of store downloads to 25 with the v1.1 update, but if anyone feels like they're running out (usually as a result of using a download accelerator) then please just drop us a line on our forum.
  7. Just a little note to let everyone know that we've just released the v1.2 update for the Comanche. 🙂 To install version 1.2, please click the "Comanche Check For Updates MSFS" shortcut in the "A2A Simulations" folder in the Windows start menu. Thanks Nick - A2A Simulations
  8. Hi All, If you find the input configurator won't launch after the recent update to v1.1 of the Comanche, simply rerunning the new installer you downloaded should fix the issue (there's no need to redownload it, just a rerun should suffice). This is because a .dll file needed by the configurator isn't replaced during the automated uninstall/reinstall sequence due to a file versioning conflict. Apologies for the inconvenience. Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulation
  9. These are Virtual-Key codes (the 'VK' bit), so basically Left Shift + 1 in this case. Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulations
  10. You're welcome George and hope you enjoy the Comanche. 🙂
  11. Hello, Running the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer should fix this issue. It should already be running 'silently' with our installer (in other words, only showing if it detects that the libraries need updating) but this doesn't always seem to be working for some reason. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35 Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulations
  12. Yes, just to confirm that we are aware of a bug where a sudden, huge spike in engine torque can, very, very, very occasionally flip the entire plane the plane in the air when using the starter or when towing (the prop is actually rotated a bit when you attach the tow bar, so it doesn't make contact with it). This has resulted in one or two funny moments on livestreams, and we would like to particularly apologise to any VR simmers who have been traumatized as a result. 😁 It's been hard to reproduce, but should be fixed with the first Comanche update which we'll get out as soon as we can. Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulations
  13. Hello, We've created a troubleshooting topic on our forum for anyone who isn't hearing the internal sound effects. https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=74873 In most cases, the culprit seem to be a another add-on or combination of add-ons causing invalid entries in the EXE.xml which is preventing our installer from writing to it. However, in some cases updating the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable seem to do the trick too. Thanks, Nick - A2A Simulations
  14. Hello guys, I replied to Pat's post asking the same question on our forums, and I'll add the info here too for the befit of anyone who is interested. Yes, if you've installed P3Dv5 but you don't have P3Dv4 on your system, the existing installer won't be able to detect a compatible version of the sim. Although the P-40 itself will—broadly-speaking—work in v5, there are a few issues which we'll need to address before we release a new P3Dv5 installer. In the meantime, if you're really keen to try the P3Dv4 version in v5, a simple Windows registry edit can be used to redirect the installer. To do this, add a registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4" containing a string with name "SetupPath" and value "C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5" (or whatever your P3Dv5 installation path is). If you're using this default installation path you can use this registry script to make the edit instead. You can also edit the script in Notepad via its right click context menu if you wish to customise it for your own P3Dv5 install path, rather than editing the registry direct. In this case, it's the section highlighted in blue which you'll need to modify. To run the script, just double click it. Thanks, Nick
  15. Hello Guys, Since we made the Accu-Sim P-40 available as a free gift to the flight sim community a few days ago (see this topic), the traffic on our website has seen a huge surge. Although we expected a lot of demand and we've since brought in an additional file hosting service, we're still seeing intermittent SSL handshake issues on the site that we didn't anticipate. All joking about handshakes being an obvious source of trouble at this time of social distancing aside, the COVID-19 pandemic is actually frustrating attempts to fully resolve the issue. This is because the onsite support provided by our web hosting company (i.e techs able to access and reset servers) is under pressure too at this time. However, if you refresh your browser a few times as mentioned above, you should be able to load the site and it seems to be pretty fast at present once it loads. Similarly, it may take a few attempts to get the online updaters for our P3Dv4 products to connect. Apologies to anyone who is finding access tricky, but we hope you understand. 🙂 Thanks, Nick
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