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  1. vortex681

    New computer, advice needed.

    Never skimp on the PSU with an otherwise high-end system. Whilst the Seasonic is a good, basic PSU, for not too much more you could get an 80+ Gold EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650w (or better still for more headroom, 750w) with a 12 year warranty.
  2. The integrated heat spreader (IHS - that you attach your CPU cooler to) will be soldered on top of the CPU chip rather than just having thermal paste to conduct the heat away.
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    fsx gold edition/ keep on getting error

    The list of results should show up on the webpage within a very short time - it's never taken more than a minute for me but it does depend on file size.
  4. vortex681

    fsx gold edition/ keep on getting error

    How did it go?
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    fsx gold edition/ keep on getting error

    Did you try any of the suggestions in my post above?
  6. Seems like the cost-cutting is continuing.
  7. vortex681

    fsx gold edition/ keep on getting error

    I'm not a fan of running without antivirus and Symantec, although not the best for performance, isn't the worst. I have FSX on my system but don't have filt1chk4.dll so it doesn't seem to be directly connected to the sim. If you're absolutely certain that it's not infected (and I'd want to be 100% sure), you could set Symantec to exclude it from scans. Before doing that, I'd upload the file to VirusTotal (https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload) where it will be checked using over 60 of the most popular antivirus and antimalware apps.
  8. I think you may be surprised at just how quickly you'll use up just 1TB of total storage (even with frequent housekeeping)! Bert's advice is good but I'd say that having the OS, or your games, on their own dedicated SSD (whilst perhaps neater) makes virtually no difference to performance. There's no problem having your sim on the same SSD as the OS provided you're not getting close to full drive capacity.
  9. But they're much more likely to fail in a laptop because the significantly more limited cooling solutions cause higher internal temperatures. Even the most high-end gaming laptops like the Asus ROG G703GI suffer in this way - in a recent review, under load, the case temperature reached 50°C in places!
  10. vortex681

    Appreciating Windows 10, a year into ownership

    I think what you're referring to is the proposed "Microsoft Managed Desktop" - see: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-got-a-new-plan-for-managing-windows-10-devices-for-a-monthly-fee/. However, I get the impression from what I've read that will be more likely an enterprise option. I don't think that they'd survive the outcry if they tried to make all individual users pay a monthly fee.
  11. They both basically change exactly the same things (but with a few extra options in NVIDIA Inspector). Just think of NI as an enhanced NVIDIA Control Panel. When you installed the new graphics drivers, did use the "clean install" advanced option or just install them over the old ones? Not using clean install can leave some random bits of the old driver around which can affect performance.
  12. vortex681

    New pc

    Unless you're going for extreme overclocking, the Corsair 115i should give great cooling. Custom cooling loops generally give lower temperatures but are more expensive and are fairly labour intensive - installing them is much more complicated and they also require periodic servicing. I have a Corsair 110i GT and run it in silent mode and my temps rarely rise above 65°C. For a comparison of performance, see: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/corsair_h115i_pro_review,10.html
  13. vortex681

    Appreciating Windows 10, a year into ownership

    Another satisfied Windows 10 user here! I keep it fully updated, minus drivers, and have had no real problems since installing it not long after it was released - I made a clean install which I'm convinced gives far fewer problems than an OS upgrade. It seems generally faster than my old Windows 7 installation and although some settings are buried a little deeper than in Windows 7, now that I'm familiar with them it's not a problem. I definitely wouldn't go back to 7.
  14. vortex681

    FSX 0xc000012f error

    I've not heard of "parallel modality" but it does sound a little like the "side-by-side" error which some people have had. If that's the case, FSX can display this error message when it can't access the Microsoft visual C++ library. To fix the issue, download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64) which can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3387 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21254 Once installed, restart your computer and try to launch FSX as normal.
  15. vortex681

    FSX(Steam) DX10 Light Bloom sun issue

    Welcome to Avsim! With regards to your question, you can ask Steve (the creator of the fixer) directly on his official DX10 Fixer support forum: https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/644-the-official-dx10-scenery-fixer-support-forum/