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  1. I would check out the new Haswell-E chips. I heard the mid-range one is priced about the same as the older chips. New x99 motherboards a bit pricey though. You do get the benefit of ddr4 ram (but your going to pay for that also). If nothing else, I'd wait a bit, then spring for the "newest". Just a thought!!! Gary
  2. ghbick

    KSBM Runway Extension

    I live in the area (Sheboygan Falls), and have already made changes to this local airport. When I get a chance, I'll get back here, and maybe somehow I can get the file to you. Mind you, I am by no means a pro at this, but if I can get it to you, you can try it. If you like it fine, otherwise get rid of it. Gary
  3. ghbick

    737 - fmc basic tutorial

    Long time ago, I found a fmc tutorial on youtube. There is a number of them on the website, just use the search function. The one that helped me the most was a tutorial flight from LA to Vegas. I first read the tutorials that came with the plane; the picked up pointers and small things from youtube. Good luck!
  4. ghbick

    Weird - What's Happening?

    Thanks for the suggestion. Since I'm not starting my flights "cold and dark", I don't believe this is my problem. However, what you say makes sense, and I will be checking the generator settings on my flights. Again, thanks.
  5. While flying in certain planes I losing some functions. This especially seems to be happening when flying the Captain Sim, C130. After a certain time, lets say 15 minutes, but could be more or less, I'll lose the screen on the GPS (it will go black (blank). Also the autopilot will quit working (not necessarily following a course, but just maintaining alt). The landing gear won't respond either, but I found out if you keep hitting Alt + G, it will then toggle down. (One time it just continued flying for awhile, and then corrected itself and operated normally). This same sort of thing happens occasionally when flying the PMDG's 747x, but there is no GPS screen. Usually just before landing, and even throttles don't respond. Doesn't do it all the time, but seems more prevalent after not flying it for awhile. Also had the same symptoms while flying Flight1's Cessna 172, but not very often. I do most of my flying with PMDG's 737, and seem to have no problems with it. Specs on my system: Intel I7-3770K CPU @ 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI 7970 graphics board, Win7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit, and Saitek yoke and throttles. I'm running 4 monitors off my graphics card, but don't seem to have any performance problems with it at all (in other words all my scenery and stuff is nice and smooth, no jerkiness at all). Any help and/or advice would be appreciated, and, thanks in advance. Gary