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  1. Hi Lufthasnsi, After spending some more time on the issue over the past day I have found that my issue was mainly caused by me running P3D with FlyInside to use Oculus Rift. After taking Dan's advice and disabling the other sound sources in the device manager, when opening P3D normally (without FlyInisde) the sound was perfect. However when I opened P3D with FlyInisde the sound reverted back to my issue. Turns out there is a box to uncheck in the FlyInisde options that is separate to the P3D options menu. FlyInisde automatically defaults the sound to headphones, unchecking this box allows me to properly divert the sound through my speakers. The sound is now perfect and very usable. The only issue I have left (and I can definitely live with it so its not really an issue) is when I click out of the P3D/FlyInisde window, all sounds are muted except for the engine sounds which are still audible. Apparently FlyInside will not work when the "Mute on lost focus" box is checked in the P3D sound settings. It did not occur to me that FlyInside would alter the sound, I just assumed it was purely graphics - how wrong I was. Anyway thanks all for the help. Happy siming Mark Osborne
  2. Sorry for late reply. Thanks Dan, you are a champion! Problem solved. Thank you so much.
  3. Hi Dan, On board sound is enabled in the BIOS. In the device manager I have two sound options 1: Audio inputs and outputs 2: Sound, video and game controllers In both sections all the sound options are enabled, working and drivers have been updated.
  4. Hi Kyle, I did spend loads of time with the hardware configuration. I've updated the sound card driver, made sure the speakers were configured to stereo, tried different output jacks, uninstalled and reinstalled the audio driver. I did all of this before I posted because that's what searching for previous sound issues threads told me to do. It made no difference to the sound. I don't know what else to do. That's why I'm on here posting. I'm not great with computers and can't find a sound troubleshooting guide other than whats in previous posts I've already searched for. Obviously I've done something wrong, but I can't find the issue. I appreciate the help, but I don't know how to configure my sound device other than whats already been stated and what I've already done. Mark Osborne
  5. Hi Guys, So I think half my issue is sorted. In the PMDG FMC sounds options I set both ambience and environment levels to 10 which made the engine sounds much clearer and easier to hear. However the engine volume is still quite low even though in the P3D sounds options the engine volume is set to max. A problem that I'm getting around by simply turning my speakers up. Interestingly enough, when I alter the master volume in the PMDG FMC sound options, it has no effect on engine volume but effects all other volumes. Also too, when switching the sound to my headphones only, the engine sounds are only played through the speakers and not the headphones, while everything else comes through the headphones as normal. Very weird! Anyway thanks to everyone that commented. I've got it to a point where I'm happy how the sounds are and can happily use the sim. Thanks again Mark Osborne
  6. Thanks Kyle, Yep only really did the reinstall due to the recent upgrade of the 777 and 747 that required it. I have triple checked that the audio devices are only in stereo. I currently use P3D with Oculus and Flyinside. While I was adjusting the sound settings, I noticed when I click outside the P3D window on the desktop I can hear the engine sounds fine but no cockpit noises. When I click back into the P3D window this horrible generic "fan" type noises starts up which muffles the sound of the engines but then allows me to hear the cockpit noises. When I adjust all the P3D sounds to zero, I can still hear this annoying "fan" noise. Am I missing a setting in P3D? Thanks Mark Osborne
  7. So I've done a complete uninstall and reinstall of all three PMDG aircraft with no difference to the sounds. I've double and triple checked that all my audio streams are in stereo and my sound card drivers are up to date. I would really rather not buy a new sound card, by the sounds of it loads of people are using the default mobo sound cards with no issues. There is definitely only minimal sound change when switching through views and I can't hear the engine sounds on take off. Just sounds like one very generic loud fan, something that you would associate with FS 2000. This is whats written in the P3D config file: [SOUND] PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} SOUND=1 SOUND_QUALITY=2 SOUND_LOD=0 SOUND_FADER1=0.600000 SOUND_FADER2=0.500000 SOUND_FADER3=0.500000 SOUND_FADER4=0.500000 Does this look correct to everyone? I'm not sure how to decipher the config file. Thanks again Mark Osborne
  8. Thanks for your replies, Dan, yep have done a check of windows, realtek and P3D and all sounds are in stereo. The 777 sounds the same inside and outside of the cockpit with very little engine sound whether at idle or full throttle. No matter which view I use - inside or outside - it sounds like a generic fan running with very little difference in the type, quality or volume of the sound. I was happy with the default sounds. Erich, you may be right. I've heard from others as well that Asus don't have the best sound cards. However, I don't have a problem with any other program or game. I agree with you about cruising, but again there is very little difference between inside and outside aircraft noises, and there is no difference between cruising sound and taxi/take-out sound. Once again thanks for your help, I can't help to think there is a really simple fix. If the audio files did not install properly. Do you think it would be worth re-installing the PMDG aircraft from scratch. Mark Osborne
  9. Thanks Erich for your reply, Realtek High Definition Audio sound card. Intel i7-6700 overclocked to 4.7GHz, Asus Z170 MB, 32 GB RAM, EVGA GTX 980Ti The only add-on aircraft I have are PMDG 737, 747 and 777. The problem only appears to be those aircraft, when I fly a default model I can hear definite engine sounds and appropriate type and volume changes when cycling through the different views. As for the sound files loading correctly, I have no idea, how would I check that. I installed as per the instruction in setup. The only thing I changed (as advised) was selecting the C drive as installation destination instead of Program Files. Thanks again, Mark Osborne
  10. Hi all, I tried really hard not to post here but I cannot find a fix for my issue. As many other people have had, I cannot hear the engine sounds (over what sounds like a generic monotone engine sound) of both the 737 NGX and 777 aircraft and the sound only slightly adjusts for each different view. I cannot hear the engines spool up when starting, cannot hear a definite difference at takeoff, cannot hear reverse thrusts and cruising leaves a lot to be desired . I have tried every fix that I could find; updating sound drivers, checking that the speakers are set to stereo and working with no issue and checking that the sound settings in the FMC are correct. I am still running P3D v3.4 and have just started using the sim again after a few month break. It seems like it should be a simple fix but I can't put my finger on it. Any help would be great and thanks in advance. Mark Osborne
  11. Thanks Dave and Steve. I knew FSX takes a large system to run and I'm happy with the setting not turned up all the way, however I thought I might get better than 6fps. The thing that struck me the most was getting less than 20% GPU usage in FSX. As I said previously CoD Modern Warfare 3 using upwards of 60%, and Battlefield 4 uses very close to 100% of my GPU. Now I didn't buy my new GPU exlusively for FSX, I bought it for other games such as the ones I just mentioned and just assumed that it would make a difference with FSX. The new GPU made a huge difference to three of my games I have tried since installing it, but nothing to FSX. If I can get away with a few hundered dollars for a new processor then I will buy one, however if that won't make a noticable difference to FSX I may have to re-think it. As I said I didn't buy the new GPU for FSX so I didn't research problems with FSX and graphics cards. I will now, however read up from the suggestions you made and try to find a new processor that will improve my system as well as no costing me an arm and a leg. Cheers again guys Mark
  12. Thanks Andy. I really appreciate the response. I will have to do some research about systems I can buy within my price range. Thanks Mark Thanks Andy, I really appreciate the help. I will have to look at some new gear that is in my price range. Thanks again Mark Thanks Andy, I really appreciate the help. I will have to look at some new gear that is in my price range. Thanks again Mark
  13. Is that why my GPU won't use more than 20% of its capacity? I have read and implemented the advise in the Simforum guide, understanding it not 100%. So saying that my CPU is slowing my GPU down, would upgrading to an 8 core AMD FX 4.0GHz improve my performance noticably? Or would I just be wasting my money? In terms of processors, where does the 8 core AMD FX 4.0GHz rate? Thanks again for the help. I have being playing FlightSim for years now, but my computer building knowledge is basic and I'm still only learning. Thanks Mark
  14. Okay thanks I will have to read up. The reason I specified the AMD 4.0Ghz is because I have an AM3+ motherboard. The 4.0Ghz CPU, I think, is the fastest I can get without upgrading my motherboard, and I doubt the Intel CPU's will fit my motherboard. That particular CPU can be taken to 4.2GHz, so that might work for me. Thanks again for your help.
  15. Thanks Fi5kuS. I had read that a faster CPU is important but I just couldn't believe that upgrading to a modest graphics card from a poor one would make little to no difference in frame rates. As well as the fact that the GPU isn't being utilised like it is in other games on my PC. Do you think an 8-core AMD 4.0Ghz processor along with my GeForce GTX 750 Ti and 16 Gb of ram would increase my frames? I say this CPU as I won't have to replace my motherboard and its in my price range. Thanks Mark
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