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  1. https://www.howtogeek.com/266621/how-to-make-windows-10-accept-file-paths-over-260-characters/ ...jim
  2. I have now. And it works now. No noticeable impact on my 2080Ti with 8192. Nice! Just have to remember to take it off read only if I want to change anything else using the GUI... And then change it back and make it read only again. Would be nice if MS/Asobo let that slider go higher. 😉 ...jim
  3. Not working for me. I edit the file as instructed and save it. Start MSFS and during the loading process, it is changed back to 2048. I do recall that it worked prior to patch 2. I'm guessing something was changed in patch 2 with regards to this. Bummer. It looked very nice on my 2080 Ti. ...jim
  4. Thanks again for the info. With the ASUS AI overclocking, all of the values are over the values above. I tested the framerate and "smoothness feel" in MSFS 2020 with both AI overclocking and no overclocking. There is barely any difference between them. I am just going to enjoy the system with no overclocking. All the best, ...jim
  5. I appreciate the advice! However, I've never really been "into" overclocking, so not sure what to look for. Can you give me an idea of what "sane" voltages would be? Thanks, ...jim
  6. So I ended up purchasing the following: Intel Core i9-10700KF 10-Core 20-Thread Unlocked Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ASUS Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Memory Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe PCI-E 1TB SSD EVGA G5 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Spent a day dismantling the old PC, thoroughly cleaning the case and assembling the new bits. With proper cable management this time. 😉 Had some surprises along the way. The new system booted up just fine from the old boot drive. Nice! (But will be doing a clean install at some point...) Had to download and install some Asus drivers and such of course. And update the BIOS. The big surprise was the old three HDD Raid array was recognized and available. With all my data still there! Didn't have to restore from my backup. Saved about six hours there! Formatted the NVMe drive and copied all my game files to it from the Raid drive using the Steam Library move function. Of course, that did NOT move the MSFS data. Got around that by manually moving the MSFS data to the new drive then starting MSFS 2020. It couldn't find the data so asked me to specify a folder to install the data. Told it where I moved the data to, and it figured things out, checked the files, and happily used them in their new location. Did some mild overclocking using the "AI" stuff in the Asus bios. Running at 5.0 ghz most of the time. Idles down quite a bit when not busy. Did some flights around my home town of Ottawa, Ontario and was seeing a solid 50 fps with buttery smooth scenery. Also did a quick flight around New York (which I had not done until then) and was seeing 35 to 45 fps, and again smooth. And that is with all settings at "Ultra". All in all, I'm quite happy. ...jim
  7. "Single core Max Turbo" is slightly misleading. It means that each individual core can turbo up but only the best cores can get to 5.1GHz. Not that only one of them can turbo up. It is automatic and is based on load and limits. As the load increases, the turbo frequency increases. But temps and other things can limit it. Hyperthreading on or off is not relevant. At least that's how I understand it. More info here: https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/support/articles/000007359/processors/intel-core-processors.html And here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/turbo-boost.html#:~:text=Intel® Turbo Boost Max,6 7 8 ...jim PS. I'm assuming you are looking at a i9-10700K.
  8. CPU temps are your core temps. CPU Package Temp is the temp of the lid of the CPU where it interfaces with the CPU cooler. The important numbers are the CPU core temps. ...jim
  9. Both Flightaware and Skyvector do not appear to have ILS frequencies for Canadian airports. Or UK airports. Maybe only US airports? At least I can't find them on those sites. If you are just wanting ILS frequencies and do not need charts or plates, you might want to try https://flightplandatabase.com/tools. ...jim
  10. Like I said initially, funds are not of much concern. I do plan to upgrade the 2080 TI to a 30xx once they are out. Might even leave it in the system and crypto mine with it. It's currently earning about $100 CAD per month. $80.00 CAD after electrical cost. But that's not the main purpose of the rig. I have a mining rig for that, currently earning $375 CAD a month. $300 CAD after electrical cost. ROI on that was done six months ago.
  11. Alright, after comparing specs and such, you've convinced me. Also, the original list above had the wrong RAM listed. I've corrected that. And, I figured I might as well go with a 1TB NVMe SSD. Here's the new upgrade list: Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core 20-Thread Unlocked Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ASUS Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Memory Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe PCI-E 1TB SSD EVGA G5 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply If I run into temp issues with the CPU, I'll add a second fan to the cooler... If that does not take care of it, I guess I'll have to look into an AIO water cooling setup. Thanks, ...jim
  12. Thanks for the comments. I'm not concerned with cost. (But don't need to go to insane cost like a 10980XE...) I also do not like overclocking, preferring a rock solid stable system. I'm also not a fan of water cooling, preferring air cooling. If you think the NH-D15S is not quite up to the task, do you have any suggestions on an alternative? I do note that the NH-D15S can have a second fan added (if there is room).
  13. It has been quite a few years since I last built my current PC. Things have changed, and I have not been keeping up. To that end, I'd like any comments anyone has on the following upgrades. Current system: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz G Skill 32GB (4 x 8GB) Dual-Channel DDR3-2134 ASUS Z97-A Motherboard LG ULTRAWIDE (3440x1440@50Hz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (ZOTAC International) 500GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO (SATA (SSD)) (Boot drive) 250GB ADATA SX900 (SATA (SSD)) 5589GB Intel Raid 0 Volume (3 x 2TB SATA HDD) 7451GB Hitachi HzW RAID 0 external USB 3.0 Device (2 x 4TB SATA HDD) Obviously, I'll be keeping the 2080 TI. 😉 I'll also be keeping the case (CoolerMaster HAF). As for storage, I'd like to add a 500GB NVMe SSD to replace the old 250GB SATA SSD, which has my games and a few other things on it. I'm partial to Intel CPU's on ASUS motherboards. Here's the list of hardware that I'm considering upgrading to: Intel Core i9-10920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler Asus PRIME X299-A ATX LGA2066 Motherboard Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Gigabyte AORUS 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive EVGA G5 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Anyone see any issues with this upgrade? Much thanks, ...jim
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