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  1. Bnash00

    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    Hi Bob, I have some interesting news to report. Over the last weekend there were two updates that I installed. The first was a Windows update marked KB4471332. If you read the knowledge base article this update fixes two issues: 1) Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback. 2) Security updates to Windows Authentication, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Scripting Engine. The second update I installed came from Nvidia in the form of new drivers: (Geforce Game Ready Drivers 417.35 released 12/12/2018) The new drivers brought the following changes: 1) Provides the optimal gaming experience for the release of Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) beta in Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition None of the above updates discuss a fix for Windows screensaver, however... After both of these updates were finished installing my screensaver started working again. My screensaver was set to go off after 1 minute because I was still in the process of putting the finishing touches on my powershell script, when all of a sudden the screensaver would go off with all my joysticks and game pad plugged in and enabled in device manager. I cant be sure which update fixed my issue but it has to be one of them. It was either Microsoft or Nvidia. I changed nothing on my system except for these two updates. If anyone else is experiencing this problem please make sure your running Windows 10 1809 and you install KB4471332 and Nvidia Driver version 417.35. Or better yet, install each update one at a time to see which update actually fixes the issue. Personally I'm afraid to mess with my system because I don't want to break it again. Let me know if one of these updates resolves your problem. If anything changes on my end like the screensaver stops working again I will update this thread. So far my screensaver AND other power saving features have been working solidly since 12/15/2018. Thank you to all who took the time to respond to this tread, I really appreciate all of your help and suggestions.
  2. Bnash00

    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    Hi Vortex, I will humor you. First off I tend to be a little OCD about this kind of stuff. It really bugs me that I've had to deal with this Windows bug for over a year now. My computer runs 24x7\365. I used to be able to just walk away from my computer, after 30 minutes the screensaver would come on, when I return, I would move the mouse and my workstation would be locked. After an hour Windows would turn off the display which doesn't happen either as long as my joysticks are plugged in. Ever since this bug appeared my computer just sits logged in forever. Granted I could hit the Windows Key + L to lock my workstation and I could press the power button on my display but I don't always remember to do so and I shouldn't have to either. This basic functionality has been built into Windows since Windows 3.1. This issue might seem trivial but it bugs the cr@p out of me. So I'm going to fix it. I've already written a very simple powershell script which disables my Thrustmaster HOTAS joystick and throttle, Saitek rudder pedals, and xbox 360 game pad. When these devices are disabled the screensaver works as expected and my display turns off as expected. I want to add some logic so whenever I start P3D my devices automatically enable, and when I close P3D they automatically disable. I'm almost finished with it. I'm convinced this is a Microsoft bug. I'm sure it ranks very low on their list, I'm not even sure it's on their list. I also look at this problem as an opportunity to work with powershell. I want to see if I can produce a solution to work around this problem as sort of personal challenge.
  3. Bnash00

    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    Hi All, I manually stopped all NVIDIA windows services and killed all NVIDIA background applications. Still no screen saver. JustanotherPilot, I'm going to try the Asus Game Tweak tool, and see if it helps. I found this thread on a Microsoft Forum: Lots of people with the same problem. Looks like a Microsoft bug to me. I'm not going to give up on this issue. If I have to write a powershell script to disable/enable my USB joystick, rudder pedals, and game pad, I will.
  4. Bnash00

    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    Interesting. I did see a few posts over on Microsoft forums where people were saying the Nvidia "Game Overlay" that comes with Nvidia Geforce Experience application was causing the screensaver to not start. The solution was to disable the Game Overylay. I've done this but still no screen saver. I will try to manually stop all Nvidia services and/or programs running in the background to see if that is the cause of my problem. I will report back. Thank you for taking time to reply to my post.
  5. Bnash00

    4.4 Issue

    First thing I would try is to uninstall FSLabs A320 and A319 as well. Also there is an updated version of Spotlights required for v4.4. I think the new version is I would uninstall everything FSLabs, then fire up P3D and see if the error goes away.
  6. Bnash00

    P3DV4.4 - Tweaks to CFG, Why?

    Excellent Question! And here is my answer. The point of hyperthreading is that many times when you are executing code on the processor, there are parts of the processor that are idle. By including an extra set of CPU registers, the processor can act like it has two cores and thus use all parts of the processor in parallel. When 2 threads both need to use one component of the processor, then one thread ends up waiting! This waiting can cause performance issues in P3D. If all you do is set an affinity mask and don't turn off hyperthreading your logical cores are still trying to execute 2 threads in parallel on the cores that you masked. If you turn hyperthreading off you restrict each logical core to 1 thread thus no more waiting when 2 threads are trying to execute at the same time. Each thread gets it own core all to itself. Give it a try. You can always turn it back on.
  7. Hey WebMaximus, I have the same problem, however I don’t have CH pedals. If any of my joysticks or game pad is plugged in, no screensaver. Now I’ve upgraded to 1809 and still have the same issue. Did you ever find a solution?
  8. Hi All, I was wondering if anyone else out there has experienced an issue with Windows 10 1803 or greater where if they have any type of joystick or game pad plugged into their computer the screensaver will not start. This issue first started with Windows 10 1803. This last weekend I nuked my entire computer and upgraded to Windows 10 1809 and installed Prepar3D v4.4 and all my addons. However I still cannot get the screensaver to start. If I unplug my joystick, rudder pedals, and gamepad the screensaver starts no problem. As soon as I plug them back in, no more screensaver. I just never starts after the allotted time period. I have a Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog joystick and throttle, Saitek rudder pedals and I also occasionally use an Xbox 360 game pad for PC. If any one of these devices are plugged in no screensaver. So far I have only found two solutions to this problem. 1. Unplug all my devices after I'm done flying. 2. Roll back to Windows 10 1709. However this is no good because Windows 10 is so aggressive about automatically updating itself to the latest version. Windows 10 as a service has really worked well for Microsoft. Especially with the train wreck that is the Windows 10 1809 update. (I'm sure you all have read about the deleting of users documents, and the zip handling issues, and the Windows Media Player playback bar issue, and the Intel drivers issues ect... ect..) Anyways I was just wondering if I'm the only guy experiencing this issue or if its more widespread. Here is a breakdown of my hardware configuration in case it helps: Intel Core i7 4960X @4.7GHz Asus x79-Deluxe motherboard 16GB DDR3 RAM Nvidia Titan X (Maxwell) Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog joystick and throttle Saitek rudder pedals xbox 360 game pad for PC I've checked and installed the latest drivers for all devices. I have the latest chipset drivers installed for my motherboard. Any suggestions or recommendations are most welcome.
  9. Bnash00

    The dreaded blurries.

    Slip-stream, Have you tried letting Prepar3D regenerate a new Prepar3D.cfg file? I would recommend backing up your current Prepar3D.cfg file and let Prepar3D v4.3 regenerate you a new one. You will need to go through all of the graphics and display settings again but it my resolve your issue.
  10. Bnash00

    P3DV4.4 - Tweaks to CFG, Why?

    Hi Langyboy63, Hyper-Threading On\Off is a setting that can be found inside you computer BIOS settings. Usually during boot you can press F1 or Del to enter setup. Once your inside the BIOS look for "CPU Configuration" or something similar. Every computer is different. You should be able to find the Hyper-Threading setting it will have two states On or Off. Once you change the setting usually you have to press F10 to save the changes and then reboot. Please let me know if you notice any improvement. Don't expect to see more FPS. Just expect to see smoother more consistent FPS. If you don't like it or you notice your performance is worse, you can always go back and turn Hyper-Threading back on. Good Luck!
  11. Bnash00

    P3DV4.4 - Tweaks to CFG, Why?

    I'll tell you one more thing that made a HUGE difference in my setup. I disabled hyper-threading in my system BIOS. I find the frame rate is MUCH smoother with hyper-threading turned off. With hyper-threading on I constantly experienced stutters as the frame rate fluctuates. I use the unlimited setting for the frame rate limiter. With hyper-threading off the frame rate is much smoother for me. I'm running a 4960X @ 4.7GHz with 6 cores 12 threads. With hyper-threading off I'm reduced to 6 cores 6 threads but I find the performance is much better. Honestly I really can't tell the difference with hyper-threading turned off when it comes to regular computing. I'm going to leave it off for now. Would be interesting to see if other people notice a benefit by turning hyper-threading off.
  12. Bnash00

    P3DV4.4 - Tweaks to CFG, Why?

    I have a Titan X (Maxwell) with 12GB of VRAM. I also use the TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10 and MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE=320000.0000 tweak and holy cow does the sim look good. The textures are so crisp they can cut you if you're not careful. I did not notice any performance decrease when using these tweaks. I think as long as your graphics card has enough VRAM your good.
  13. Bnash00

    4.4 performance drop puzzles

    I hate to be the guy to suggest this but perhaps a clean install is in order. I know, I know its a pain in the a**, but 4.4 is a major update. Also, not all addons are compatible yet. I would recommend a clean install and slowly install known compatible addons one at a time checking performance after each install. Every time a P3D update is released (about every 6 months) I nuke my entire system and start fresh. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I wish all developers would follow Lockheed's recommendations and install addons OUTSIDE the Prepar3D folder... (ORBX!!!!)
  14. And Ephedrin beat me to it as well!!! 😀
  15. Ok, I got this... The item on the poll that is correct is "Other". Am I right?