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Waldo Pepper

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  1. Google Voice gives you a number for free, but some people cannot be bothered and would rather whinge.
  2. Awesome link! Love the photo's there. I love the vintage liveries.
  3. They should have had an observation room under the cockpit in the Bombardier compartment area. Would have been cool to look out.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_377_Stratocruiser Sign me up.
  5. Today I learned that Scandinavian Airlines converted a shot down B17 into service as an airliner. Saw some pics from SA's facebook page, apparently they had several. Heard about it while watching this, Kind of curious now, from the windows in the one shot it looks like a passenger conversion.
  6. The 3rd party devs are finally all tired of trying to kick a moving football.
  7. There are conditions. https://www.flightsimulator.com/game-of-the-year-edition-release-notes-1-21-13-0-sim-update-vii-now-available/ Users report needing to fly a few flights to get them to appear, https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/cannot-see-find-the-spotlight-f-a-18-landing-challenge/473330/6
  8. I have three Microcenter's within an hour's drive. All three have the 12900k in stock for $549. All three have the 12700k @ 299, and the 12600k @ 229. I bought a 12900k from them 3 weeks ago, there were plenty on the shelves and still are. They have 25+ 5900x @ 449, and 16 5950x @ 669.
  9. Personally, I'm WAY more interested in MSFS CPU benchmarks that include loading time comparisons. Loading times would tell much of the story.
  10. I'm confused. Screenies say 5900x, not 12900k. Edit, NVM. That's a substantial difference. Seems like the sim loves bandwidth.
  11. Forgot one thing, I found the latest bios here: https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-asus-strix-maximus-z690-owners-thread.1794802/ Shamino works for Asus. https://www.overclock.net/threads/maximus-z690-and-alder-lake-modern-cpus-require-modern-overclocking-solutions.1794893/ edit: looks like Asus just dropped a new bios yesterday, https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z690-a-gaming-wifi-d4-model/helpdesk_bios I'm running 0803, but many people say 0707 is the best. haven't tried it yet.
  12. The 12900k at default frequencies walked all over my 5ghz all core 10900k. I did this as a quick and dirty p-core "by core usage", and it stomps a mud hole. Didn't play with ring bus much yet, should be a lot of performance left on the table. edit: forgot to say, I'm on a NZXT Z73 360mm AIO. I have the new socket 1700 EK water block on the way. I WISH I could find some ddr5 sticks somewhere, because this is looking real sexy for the price ->https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-msi-mpg-z690-carbon-ek-x-d-rgb looking at these screens, I think I need to try system agent voltage around 1.2v. Want to try to set min / max ring bus to 39. The E-Cores really drag the ring bus frequency down. I've seen it hit 37x while benching Cinebench, default setting. 39 should decrease latency all around, and give a smidge higher bandwidth. So many possibilities with this platform.
  13. Is that ram Samsung B-Die? I'm running a 12900k / Asus Strix D4 / 32gb G. Skill 4000 C15 / Strix 3090. My G. Skill sticks are 4x8gb B-Die. I don't know whether it's the board or the 12900k, but my sticks don't like to run 1T command rate. They don't like to go faster than 3600mhz in gear 1. I suspect it's the board. They ran 4000mhz fine with my 10900k / Asus Hero XII. One of Buildzoid's viewers bought him an Asus TUF Z690 D4. He threw some good B-Die sticks in there, so I just copied most of his tertiary timings. I didn't go as tight with tRFC though. Right now I'm running gear 1@ 3600 / 2T / 14-16-16-36-52. I'm using the 100:133 dram frequency ratio. I want to sit down and see if I can get gear 1 stable at 3800 to 4000mhz. I'm not optimistic. I need to sit down and see what I can do with max dram MHZ in gear 2. Jumping from 3600 to 4000 should offset the latency penalty, but give higher bandwidth. This board was a challenge initially, so I just took the easy road for starts. I think the bios still needs some work. Fun though. Haven't had time to sit down and see what I can squeeze out of the cores yet. So far I'm really enjoying this platform. I want to emphasize P-Core performance, while still clocking down at idle. My 10900k had an all core 24/7 5ghz clock. It pulled in the neighborhood of 300 watts while overclocked. Trying to move away from that. Especially since the 3090 can pull between 350 to 500 watts depending on configuration. I did a quick and dirty OC with "OC by core usage". I took some tips from Skatterbench, and from Der Bauer. Skatter used an Asus board, so the direct correlation is easier at first glance. I copied some of his settings for "by core" and "TVB", and "adaptive Vcore". I can tell you this, this 12900k is a BEAST. It kills my 10900k @ 5ghz in every possible way. It's pulling 50 ish less amps while doing it. Really enjoying the potential. I don' think my sample is a particularly good one. There are different schools of thought to pursue. High dram frequency vs low latency All core oc By core usage overclock (Way to go is my initial instinct) And, then there is the disable all E-Cores and clock the stuffing out of the P-Cores. This strategy allows you to run MUCH high ring bus ratio. The E-Cores drag the ring bus stability down, and just add a heat load. Talking gaming type work loads.
  14. I noticed that zooming the MSFS Garmin map in too much causes stuttering for a large percentage of people.
  15. If it was me, I'd run the windows disk cleanup app and delete the shader cache.
  16. Watched this video that Roman posted the other day. Haven't had a chance to play around with it yet. I want to try restricting MSFS related apps/utilities such as spad.next, simshaker, littlenavmap, etc, to the E-Cores.
  17. The paradigm has shifted, XP needs to form a relationship with Google if it wants to survive in this sector. Just imo.
  18. I use FTSim+ WWise sound packs for many of my aircraft, in including the 787. The 78 has different engine options, I'm running the Rolls Royce Trent 1000's. To obtain access you have to join FTSim as a patreon for one month, then you can download whatever you need. After the month has concluded, you can cancel your subscription. I don't recall precisely, but it was either $2 USD or $5 USD per month. I love the 208b sound pack. The KingAir soundpack is awesome. And I like the sounds of the Trent 1000. https://www.ftsimplus.com/msfs2020.html Worth joining for a month, imo.
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