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  1. Windows 10 Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling works on Pascal (GTX 1xxx) and later cards. More info from NVIDIA
  2. Fixed Issues in this Release: [Rigid Gems][Prepar3D]: The applications may crash or fail to launch.[3285067/3286874] Confirmed solved on my system.
  3. Windows 10 is some of the worst Malware ever produced, but we are stuck with it if we wish to use the latest apps (like P3Dv5 and its DX12). As good as P3Dv4 is, v5 still offers advantages (and better performance). It's easy to disable Windows Defender... you can do so permanently using a script that makes changes to the registry (and is easily reversible should you change your mind down the road). Download at Major Geeks Or if you wish to have an easy to use app to quickly disable or enable Windows Defender, The Sordum Team offers Defender Control The Sordum Team also offers Windows Update Blocker that I've used since I first installed Malware 10 Pro more than 2 1/2 years ago (yeah, I put it off as long as possible 🙂). Given MS's affinity for trashing folk's computers with their updates, WUB is on "Disable" mode on my computers almost all the time. I decide when to allow updates... as it should be!
  4. +1 I'd even pay a fee for these to be updated, but I'm not holding my breath. Just like I've pretty much given up on the long-awaited KSGU. On the upside, I'm now free to spend more of my money on a nice variety of other developer's products! 👍
  5. I first encountered this problem 5 weeks ago when I made the mistake of allowing Windows 10 to update without first researching the update (my bad!). Which was KB4601319. Of course, right away I realized I'd suffered from the sound ducking but removing KB4601319 did not resolve the problem. So I resorted to using the above solution of "Apply" any of the top 3 choices in my Sound > Communications tab, then reverting back to "Do Nothing" after each system boot. A pain, but at least I had sound working correctly when I interacted with ATC. Today I was offered no less than 4 updates, and decided to take a gamble (after making a fresh image back-up, of course). Now the sound ducking is resolved on my system! The updates I installed are: Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5000802) Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4589212) Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.860 Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4601664) How's that for a shotgun solution!! Of course, it's hard to know which update fixed the problem for me but maybe there is a solution in my updates today that could help others. As always, YMMV when it comes to the witchcraft of Windows!
  6. TechSpot still has 7.2.3 available.
  7. Unwinder himself offers insight into the error message pop-ups above in this thread at Guru3D. He notes that simply setting the Silent=1 line in the Config file doesn't resolve any issues... just suppresses the pop-up. Greg
  8. Available here: HiFi Simulations
  9. We at least agree on this. Why would I want to let a motherboard manufacturer's MCE code decide the best power/performance config for my CPU/hardware/use patterns when I'm fine doing that work myself using established overclocking techniques? No one-size-fits-all MCE profile will yield a strong overclock for everyone... a high level of performance requires the user to do the work of establishing the best overclocking profile they can get out of their system. And MCE will get in the way of doing just that (one should count on it using more power and creating more heat). Indeed I use the BIOS profiles available on many high end motherboards, but my profiles are all performance oriented. The primary differences between my numerous profiles are speed, voltages, and HT on/off. I change power settings using Windows power plans... takes me all of 3 seconds and doesn't require a reboot. Sorry, but I don't understand your claim that the Windows "Performance Power Plan" doesn't allow access to "performance above the stock design limits". Using a Windows Power Plan configured for performance, my CPU while simming runs just the way I want it... flat out at whatever speed I have it configured for in the BIOS. That's not to say my Vcore (and other important voltages) don't change while I'm simming... they do. Indeed, while flying my current 8 core HT/off CPU can easily reach 170W CPU Package Power as measured by HWInfo. My "Balanced" power plan is configured to change the speed (based upon load), and of course voltages as well... as I type this my CPU Package Power is less than 8W. Regards, Greg
  10. To clarify, Windows will not update if your system uses "that previous SSD" is its boot drive? What drive is it? Greg
  11. Did you check to make sure all the Front Panel Connectors are plugged correctly into the Connector block of the motherboard? Greg
  12. It's been my experience that for manual overclocking MCE is better left diabled. See Steve Burke's explanation in this Gamersnexus article. Also, the min/max cache multiplier can be set as follows: min to 8, max to core multiplier-3 (as suggested above). Then use Windows Power Plans to configure how the CPU is utilized. Right now I'm typing this (using the Balanced Power Plan) and my CPU is running at 800 MHz while using about 0.5 volts (the speed-- and power draw-- can change up to my maximum overclocked speed based upon load). When I fly I use the High Performance Power Plan configured to run my CPU flat out at it's maximum speed (that I've configured thru manual overclocking in the BIOS). No fluctuation in my CPU utilzation while I fly... flat-out all the time. Once I'm done flying and get back to work I return to the Balanced Power Plan and the CPU speed will vary based upon system demand. Greg
  13. Welcome to the Forums! The GTN comes with two databases. The North America database is Garmin's, and the Worldwide database is Jeppesen's. You can choose either (and easily change) using the in-cockpit Configuration Panel (pg 5 of the manual). The RXP GTN's and GNS's are truly top-notch tools. Enjoy! HTH, Greg
  14. Been using WUB since shortly after moving to Win10 when we built our original ASUS Z390/8086K systems in late 2018. Always works... although I'm sure at some point in time MS will target it too. Greg
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