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  1. Need your experience here. I had built a new system a couple of months back.Here are the specs: 1. Intel 4670k overclocked to 4.3 ghz 2. 8gb 2133mghz ram 3. Corsair H110i water cooler 4. Nvidia GTX 770 ACX supercooled 4gb 5. Corsair 650w power supply the problem here is that with P3Dv2.1 and Xplane my system shutsdown after 10-15 mins. Initially I thought that its because of the overclock. I got it down to 3.5Ghz and it still shutsdown after 15 mins. This does not happen with FSX. Stress test with other tools goes fine with CPU testing. But when I stress test the GPU the system dies down after 10-15 mins.The GPU temp has been undercontrol at 77.Since P3Dv2 and Xplane has offloaded things on GPU which leads me to believe that when GPU is under load the machine shutsdown. I had a look at the requirements for the GPU and found that it needs 45A on 12V rail on minimum while my power supply only supplies 30A. To me it looks like this might be the issue.But am not too sure of it since i dont wanna get a new power supply and the issue still exists. Just asking it out over here to see if you guys think that this could be a probable issue.In that case I can get a new power supply to test it out. Thanks, Pankaj Just posting my actual specs here.. 1.Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K 2. ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO DDR3 2800 LGA 1150 Motherboard socket for 4th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron Processors 3. Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i 4.Enermax Triathlor 650W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply ETA650AWT-M 5.1 x EVGA 04G-P4-3776-KR GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support FTW 4GB Dual w/ EVGA ACX Cooler 6.1 x CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMY8GX3M2B2133C9R (Red) 7.1 x Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 5.1 Channels PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) Interface Sound Card - OEM 8.2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Pankaj
  2. Hello gents. I've just stabalized my new i7 3820 to 4.6GHz, and am quite satisfied with the results. While I was tuning my system, I noticed that my P9X79 MB has the option to set the multiplier per core, instead of the entire CPU. So I started thinking (oh-oh), since FSX runs mostly on one core, delegating only some tasks to other cores, would overclocking the FSX main core higher than the other cores be a good idea at all? Without finding any topics anywhere describing any results of such an attempt, I can at this point only use my ( flawed?) logic: Tuning down cores that are not as busy would reduce the required vcore for a stable clock, and therefore the temps, allowing for a higher clock on the core mainly used by FSX. Since FSX doesn't use these other cores, it is more likely that this would boost FSX performance. That's at least the general idea. Now, I'm completely new to overclocking, and I therefore know very little about the relationship between the different cores, the memory timings, etc etc. For all I know, running cores at different speeds might screw everything up. So those of you who actually know this stuff, what's your thoughts on this? Impossible? Plausible? Feel free to comment your predicitons, and maybe even attempts.
  3. Hey guys! I just got enough money to buy myself a new motherboard (P67). I currently have a H67 (which doesnt support OC.). I have intel i7 2600K at 3.4ghz, AMD Radeon 6870, and 4BG ram. Right now if i use the pmdg 737 at paris charles de gaulle airport along with paris VFR scenery i will get 19-25 FPS and with and other plane around 25-30. So im thinking if i buy my new motherboard i will be able to overclock to 4.2 or 4.3ghz. Will this really improve my FPS? Because i plan on getting the pmdg 777 and that is going to be a HUGE FPS hog. I just dont want to waste my money on something that wont work. So if any of you can tell me if it will work that would be great. And also if you recomend some safe overclocking speeds that would be great! Thanks guys!
  4. Hi all, since all of us in this great forum flight FSX and in some point we want to run it on the best specs and with the most realistic add-ons, I will like you to share your experience and your advices on if it´s better to build an own system and overclock it or to buy a ready-one, if you belong to the second choice please include your advice or experience buying systems from the todays most important gaming pc builders: USA: CYBERPOWER, DIGITAL STORMS, AVA DIRECT, IRONSIDE, JETLINE SYSTEMS, ORIGIN UK: WIRED2FIRED, CHILLBLAST. The bold ones are FSX specialist builders. Share your advices!!! Thanks
  5. I'm building my new computer this week and I do plan to overclock. I'm using an i7 3770k on an AsRock z77 Extreme4 Mobo. This is my first OC, so I don't plan to go crazy with it. I'm thinking 4.5 GHz is completely attainable after watching tutorials and reading various overclocking threads. A big question I have is when adjusting Vcore should I use fixed or offset mode? I'm leaning offset for the power saving benefits and protecting my CPU. Although the fixed mode you get consistent power input no matter the load on the CPU. I can see this being a plus in that you don't have to worry about power fluctuations especially when flying. Although I'm sure in the long term it affects the life of the CPU. Any thoughts? Also, does anyone mess with Turbo offset? How is this different from Vcore offset? How do these settings interact with/affect each other? Todd
  6. Hi, Just need to get a few opinions. I currently have a phenom II X6 1045t 2.7ghz cpu that i recently bought. Will it be worth it if i purchase a Cooler Master 212 cooler and overclock to 3.2 - 3.4ghz using addons such as the pmdg737, rex, and gex?
  7. Hi-I'm running a 6700 I-7 overclocked to 4.6, an ASUS Formula mob, and an Intel 750 ssd. I have three 4k screens in surround, which I use at various resolutions with various levels of success (native 4K, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, etc.). I use many ORBX addons, and others. I have a single stock air-cooled Titan pascal. From YouTube it appears to be quite easy to overclock the Titan. The Titan's base clock is 1418, with a boost to 1531, but I've seen where folks get the base clock up over 1900, using Unguine Heaven as the benchmark. Would I gain any performance benefits in P3Dv3.4 if the Titan was overclocked, and if so, to what level? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jay
  8. I'm certainly not a newbie, but I've been a little absent from FSX for the past twelve months. As such, I am out of touch a little and need some advice on an upgrade. I have toyed about with the idea of P3D , but you know, if I can get some reasonable increase in performance, maybe 30%, I will be perfectly happy with FSX. I currently run an overclocked Sandy Bridge 2500 @ 4.4Mhz, have a GTX 770 4Gb with 16Gb RAM. FSX and Win 7 are on separate SSDs, I have no inclination or time to overclock and so am interested in buying a pre OC bundle from Overclockers UK. Am I right in thinking that the new Skylake series of CPUs would be a good bet. Perhaps not, maybe an i7 4790? I won't be in the market to upgrade yet, but in the winter months I hope to go down this road. I am interested in any opinions or advice on this subject. I need to ensure that any upgrade would in fact be a big enough increase in performance over my OC i52500 to justify the cost. Cheers guys.
  9. Hello, I have been tweaking FSX for quite a while now (or at least trying hah) and I've gotten some pretty good results (with various addons such as Orbx FTX Global, Vector, OpenLC, addon airports and also with the PMDG 777, Active Sky, ect) and it performes very satisfactory, but I have stumbled uppon an issue recently. I have a Intel Core I7 3930k @ 4.5 (used to be at 4.6, but went back to 4.5 so it stays cooler), stable. But I've been doing some testing and it seems that FSX never reaches my OC speed of 4.5 Ghz, but will instead only go up to 4.2Ghz. I measured this with CPU-Z. And yes, my cpu will run at 4.5, when playing other games, or running CPU intensive software and of course when running synthetic benchmarks like prime95. I would really like to take advantage of all of my horsepower, so getting FSX to run at my processor's OC speed is a priority! Some background info: - 3930k @ 4.5 (liquid cooled), 16GB Corsair Vengance @ 2133Mhz, ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II, ASUS Rampage IV Formula, 240 GB Crucial SSD (for windows only, sadly :/), 2TB WD Caviar Black HDD, 1000W PSU. - I do have HT enabled as I found it makes no difference disabling it for FSX and I do have the correct affinity mask setting for a 6 core, 12 thread CPU (so with HT enabled), which is 1364, and also my FSX CFG is properly tweaked. All help would be greatly appreciated )
  10. So i built a computer with an AMD phenom II X4 980 black edition (really good CPU for the price). So i have heard that when you buy a black edition it is a guarantee that you will over clock the CPU. Here is were i run into a problem i can not overclock the AMD CPU, i have overclocked an Intel and that worked fine. well it sort off isn't a problem because i think i found the problem. The problem is that i have a Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz, it is brand new. Before i had OCZ dd3 MHz 4 times 2GB. I bought the corsair to see if i could over clock and get a stable over clock. So i Over clocked the AMD CPU at 4.01 GHz with the DRAM at 1333 and i got it stable for about 4 hours, I was using prime95. Long story short I got a blue screen when I was on FSX and then i put the bios at default. That was like a Month after when I Overclocked My AMD Phenom II X4 980. I made some research and people have a MHz ram with their AMD Phenom II x4 CPU and they over clocked it and got it stable. So this is my question the FSX hardware community those who has AMD. Will i get a more stable Over Clock if i buy this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145340. I am very skeptical that i will get a stable OC because i have gone through the corsair Dominator and that was hopeless and my OCZ RAM.I would Love some feedback from AMD usershere are some forums that i foundhttp://www.techpowerup.com/142432/AMD-Readies-3.70-GHz-Phenom-II-X4-980-Black-Edition-Processor.htmlhttp://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155753Specs:Amd Phenom II X4 980 3.7 Ghz Nivida Gts 2508gb of ram (corsair dominator DDR3 1600)ASUS: M4A487TD EVO Mother Board2x western digital 500gbCorsair 650 watt
  11. I'm considering adding a water chiller to help with overclocking the rig I have now as well as whatever components I might pick up over the next 2 - 3 years. Reading through the threads this weekend, I noticed that several posters have mentioned that they are using water chillers or have tried them. I'd really like to hear specifically what systems you have tried and any tips you could give concerning them. I'm leaning toward going with a Hailea chiller, along the lines as described in this article http://www.bit-tech....hiller-review/4 (If it matters: Currently I have an i7-2600K at 4.0GHz & 1.30V, and I'd like to try to move up to 5.0GHz territory. It's always hot where I live, with temps at home typically running 27 degrees C (80F), plus I've got a GTX 590 that blows hot air into the case, so the CoolIT Eco ALC that's supposed to be protecting the CPU can't keep up with all the heat that is generated during stress testing. At my current settings, while running FSX, max core temps run around 65C; but during stress testing with IntelBurnTest, max core temps get up around 85C. I'm not necessarily planning to put a block on the GPU itself, at least not at the beginning; with its very active internal fans, its own temps hardly nudge from their idle temps around 40C while running FSX, and the prospect of trying to put a block onto that huge brick of a component without damaging it is not something I am too eager to attempt at the moment. I also realize I could alternatively try to optimize airflow with more and large case fans and maybe a trial of something like the Noctua NH-D14, but I'd rather avoid the additional noise from the fans and I get the sense that that route would never achieve as much of a reduction in CPU temps as water cooling with a chiller potentially can.)
  12. G'day,A weird issue has occured with my machine. I decided to overclock the CPU which in the process required a BIOS update. I was doing this with a new installation of windows just for the purpose of protecting the original ones.The specs:Gigabyte EX58-u3r rev 1.6i7-920 @ 3.86Ghz6GB G-Skill DDR3 10600 RAMRaid 5 on 3 HDDGeforce GTX 260PSU 700WWin7 32bit UltimateSecond boot install for gamesSingle HDD win 764 bit UltimateThe CPU runs stable no issues there however since the OC (or the bios update) graphics a very sluggish in games especially there a stutters all over. I made sure not to tuch any graphics or PCIE settings during the OC.Windows experience index used to be 6.6 for Graphics now 5.8 3D Mark barely runs.The whole purpose of OC was to be able to run FSX better however now it run on 0.1 FPS!!! The slowest I ever experinced was 13.00 FPS. Other 3d games run ok with very brief pauses, It seems when there is a high CPU usage the grapics card suffers. Could it that it's not getting enoug power? Did a calculation and the rig should not be pullling over 540watts.Reinstalled card and driver on both OS and reinstalled chipset drivers as well.In the 32bit OS it still shows 6.6 for experince index but running games is a no go.What to do?Thanks heaps
  13. Hey guys, I am currently running an i5 3570k @ 4.4ghz and getting around 25 - 30 FPS on the ground / low altitudes and well into the 40's in the air. My question is if I overclock to a higher GHz, will the performance increase? My PC Specs are as follows ... i5 3570k @4.4 GHz currently sitting around 63 degrees celcius on 100% load. EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost @ 1200 MHz 8 GB Corsair 1600 MHz RAM Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 600w CX600M Corsair Power Supply I am using FSX Acceleration pack and the addons I run are REX+, PMDG 737NGX, Airbus X Extended, UTX, and some airport scenery addons. I am looking to pick up Ground Services X and I have heard that was pretty frame rate intensive so I wanted to make sure I could run it before I bought it. I do fly on VATSIM sometimes so the traffic sometimes lowers FPS as well. My fsx.cfg is tweaked pretty well I would say so there isn't much improvement there. Also, would overclocking the ram add any improvement? Thanks for any help, Preston
  14. Hi, I will like to post this topic because I saw many, many options available, and also confusing, about buying a gaming PC, believe I am expending hours trying to find, first the best PC config (hardware) available for FSX, and second the best vendor to provide it, I am worried becasuse I know the system HAS TO BE overclocked but which will be the best processor to overclock?, which value will be the best and safest to do it? who can perform a thursted overclocked on the USA? are there any FSX especialist PC builders on USA or america? I found some of them on UK but I cant buy from them so I am searching for soemthing similar on America. The system I am trying to buy is: Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Processor: I7 3930K overclocked to 4,5-5,2 GHz RAM: 16 GB 1800 KHz or something (sorry dont remenber exactly) GPU: Nvidia GTX680 4GB HDD 1 TB for OS SSD 256 GB FSX dedicated. Watercooled. What do you think about it?
  15. I am buying a PC with a GTX 745 (4GB) graphics card and have the option for an i7 or an i5. Computer 1.) The core i5-7400 runs at 3GHz Computer 2.) The core i7-6700 runs at 3.4GHz with up to 4GHz with turbo-boost The computer with an i5 is obviously a lot cheaper and also has the option of a 128gb ssd to load the OS onto. The i7 is alot more expensive and is on the boundary of my budget for a new PC Which computer config would yield better FPS on FSX/P3D and X-plane? I do intend to use all three simulators with some addons such as aerosoft airbus aircraft REX, heathrow scenery e.t.c (FSX will be run at 1280x720 resolution FYI)
  16. Hi, I will like to share experiences on overclocked processors you have, the impact on fps on FSX, specs and recommendations for a stable overclocking, which vendors should I thrust? I saw ava direct, Origin, cyberpower, digital storms, Ironside, etc on USA but no one seems to have experience on FSX and also found comments quiestioning their reliability overclocking over 4,5 GHz. Please help me decide!!
  17. Hi, I have a new rig dedicated to FSX (see signature for details). First, I did install a light FSX (with only the main addons and sceneries) in order to test and fine tune the system and its overclocking settings. I ended up with 2 OC profiles (4.5GHz and 4.6GHz). Since everything was running fine and stable, I made a full clean reinstall of windows and FSX with all the addons. But now that everything is properly installed, I always have CTD during flight. This only occures when the CPU is overclocked. With the CPU at stock speed, no CTD. At 4.5GHz, the CTD usually occurs on final approach, when the destination airport is loading I guess. At 4.6GHz, it happens anywhere between 10 to 15 mns of flight. The win7 error log indicates that the crash comes from the gdiplus.dll module. I did search around for this error but didn't find anything helpfull. So far, I only tried to raise the CPU vcore but it didn't help. I don't know what to do to solve this issue so any advice is welcome. Thanks, Herby.
  18. Hello all, I have a problem. I just upgraded my RAM from 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 to 8GB Mushkin Black DDR3-2133, but I'm having a bit of an issue with overall system stability. My motherboard is a MSI P67A-GD55 (B3), and my processor an Intel i5-2500K. With the DDR3-1600 RAM, I had no problem running the board with RAM at 1600MHz and the CPU at 4.5GHz. Stability was fine, and I only had one or two BSoDs in the year I've owned the system, most likely from fidgeting with things I had no real knowledge over. In any case, the system ran fine, the temps were fine, and I was a happy camper. Yesterday, in a bid to slowly make my computer more-or-less bleeding edge, I got the DDR3-2133 RAM. Now, I read on MSI's website that 2133 is supported, but as overclocked. Fine, I was going to overclock anyway, so that wasn't a huge deal. I put the RAM in, and after resetting all the various voltages and such (the 1600 needed 1.65V, the 2133 apparently 1.5V), the system booted fine and FSX loaded fine. Anyway, about 10 minutes into using FSX, I get a BSoD. I figure it's a one-off thing, so I go to reset the system, and then the problems started. My system booted for all of two seconds, then rebooted (the fans spooled up then cut off). This happened a few times, before I got the message that the overclock failed and I needed to check out the settings. My overclock settings save the RAM part were the same as the 1600 RAM, so I cut the CPU overclock out (back to x33 multiplier) and rebooted. All worked well. I had set the memory via XMP to 2133, and all appeared to work again. However, I got another BSoD after playing FSX for about 10 minutes. Then I did the same except I didn't use XMP and used the other option to put my RAM at 2133. Same story, BSoD after a few minutes (only when playing FSX). My system is now running the ram at 1333 (almost half!), and haven't had an issue yet, so I'm 100% sure the problem is with the RAM at 2133MHz. My question is, what did I do wrong? How can I fix it? I would love to keep this RAM, but it almost looks like I'm going to need another motherboard if I want to keep the RAM, since my MSI won't accept the 2133MHz (overclock). Are there settings I'm missing? I'm attaching my CPU-Z specs if that helps. Thanks in advance, Frank
  19. I am new to AVSIM, thought i would post to see if anyone is having the same performance issues as i am or possibly a solution to my (hair pulling :mad:) problem. My Frame rates are fluctuating from 7-30 FPS at any airport(addon scenery and default) any aircraft(addon aircraft or default) and do not go any higher than my record 31 fps :lol: . My average is about 21 FPS in the air and 11 FPS on the ground. I have FSX gold which comes with Acceleration so both service packs are installed. My setup goes as follows: HERES THE KICKER- I7 2700K CPU OVERCLOCKED TO 4.8GHZ(SCRATCHING MY HEAD) ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 MOBO 1200W PSU 8GB VENGEANCE RAM @2133MHZ EVGA NVIDIA GTX 680 VIDEO CARD WITH 2GBS OF V MEMORY OCZ AGILITY 3 480GB SSD(ONLY FSX INSTALLED ON THIS) I am getting the same performance on fsx now as i did when my processor was not overclocked!!! In fact I recently restored default settings in my bios and for some wierd reason FSX loaded textures quicker without the overclock!! same frames though. what ive already tried: Ive already tried the ******* tweak! -after this i had crazy stutters, horrible FPS, and slow texture loading in the default 747! Ive already tried setting frames unlimited- no difference Ive already tried an External frame limiter- set at high 60 fps or above w/ the FSX limiter at 40 gives best results(31fps not locked goes down to 18 in some areas) also lots of shimmering and tearing when moving camera angles. Ive already tried changing things around in Nvidia Inspector- yeilds alright FPS but who wants to fly a plane that looks like FS 2000? Besides i have sufficient hardware that should handle it fine. The best results ive had and that is 30 FPS LOCKED with no stutters or shimmering was with Word Not Allowed's Hardware and Tuning guide. I would stick to these settings but with Antialiasing turned off i might as well have saved a few hundred bucks and not have built such an expensive machine, or spent all the money on addons to have the same look as freeware! I get frustrated when i hear that people are getting smooth 60fps and higher in their sims with alright hardware and im barely pulling 28 on a good day with high end components! there has to be something not right to have such a high overclock and no better performance. I even tried it at 5.0ghz and still no difference! Im sure there is a setting missing somewhere.
  20. Hello, I currently have my FX 6300 running at 4.2Gz. To achieve this I turned up the multiplier, turned off the turbo boost option, and also turned off the cool and quiet mode. I did not adjust voltage - I just left it set to auto. Everything seems to be running good with this set up and temperatures have only reached 25 degrees Celsius during load tests. I am new to overclocking, in fact this is the first CPU that I have ever overclocked and I have some questions: 1: I would like to run my CPU at 4.5 or 4.7Ghz, however, when I increase the multiplier to anything above 4200Mhz I get error messages from Windows saying my computer is being shut down to prevent damage. How can I safely overclock to 4.7Ghz? What all do I need to change in BIOS? Here is my PC set up: Diablotek EVO case Gigabyte 970a-UD3 motherboard AMD FX 6300 Black Edition CPU (currently @ 4.2Ghz) 16Gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance RAM EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 Superclocked 2x 500Gb Sata hard drives Coolermaster 600w PSU Thermaltake Contact 30 CPU cooler 2x 120mm case intake fans 4x 120mm case exhaust fans Thank you,
  21. So I recently built a whole new Computer with i7-4790k and GTX960 and installed my copy of P3D plus several addons on it when then I noticed it framewise just didn't run as fast as I've seen on several YouTubers with almost the same specs. I figured that might be because they have overclocked to something like 4,6GHz to even 4,80GHz. I am really not liking the idea of overclocking my CPU mainly because my super cheap chassis wasn't made for that purpose yet I tried overclocking to 4,6GHz and to my surprise I got 2x more fps than before. I reduced the frequency to 4,5GHz and saw maybe 1-2 frames less but still very solid. Now I have it to 4,4GHz set and I see practically the same performance as before with 4,5GHz. I understand that with TurboBoost when all 4 cores are active it will go to only 4,2GHz (i think-not sure) but still that shouldn't have like half of the performance. Is it maybe something with P3D that fails with Intel TurboBoost?
  22. hi all, i have my cpu overclocked to 4.5 atm....my question is, how much more performance would i achieve if i oc'ed more to lets say 4.7 or 4.8? the reason of why i have it at 4.5 is because of the much lower vcore and how i can run it in offset mode, if i went to 4.7 or 4.8 i cant do offset anymore, dont know why but i cant seem to find the offset for it!! thank you
  23. I'm looking to upgrade my current 6 year old PC to one that can run fsx at a reasonable level without breaking the bank. I'm hoping to run fsx with a few addons such as pmdg 737 and REX, however as I have never built a PC with fsx in mind before I was hoping for some guidance/advice. The specification I'm planning is listed below: CPU: Intel i5-3570k Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Memory: 8GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1600MHz Graphics Card: 2GB GTX 650 Ti PSU: Corsair 650W I was hoping to overclock the CPU, (not to huge clock speeds just a boost) to get the most out of it for the price and was wondering whether investing in water cooling such as the H60 or H100 from Corsair is worth it as I am working towards the top of my budget already. So in essence two questions: What sort of performance could I expect out of this system for fsx with the addons listed? Is it worth purchasing water cooling systems, either single fan such as H60 or dual fan H100? Lastly if anybody has any suggestions on how to save some money on this system without hurting the performance of fsx too badly they would be much appreciated as I am fairly new to building computers for fsx Thank you very very much in advance. :help: :smile:
  24. I have two pcs (and two licenses per EULA of Lockheed Martin), both have a GTX1080, but one is an i7 7700k running at stock speeds (the cooling is not so good, so I cannot count on turbo boost all the time), and the other is a Ryzen 7 1700+ OC @3.9Ghz (from the original 3.4Ghz). Comparing the two machines: 1 - i7 7700k have some edge on FPS, +10% give or take, +20% if the ryzen is kept at stock speeds 2 - Ryzen 7 have ZERO problem when it comes to loading the scenery, everything is very crisp, the intel machine have some trouble there occasionally 3 - Both systems have terrible performance at night (the know Dynamic Light resource hog), but in daytime, the GPU is chilling at 35~40%, not even doing any effort. It seems like that a 1070 or even 1060 with a heavily overclocked CPU will do the job better than my current setup... 4 - Both systems can keep 30FPS when in the air, at 8000ft AGL give or take My issue is framerate on the ground, sometimes goes under 20fps on the ryzen machine, and the taxiway signs become difficult to read at low fps, my question for the folks that had understood that p3d is dependent on CPU/SingleThread performance is: A 7700k or even a 8700k OC @4.8Ghz, maybe 5.0, will be enough to keep 25fps daytime everywhere? (The exception being maybe Heathrow :P) I need the multithread performance for other workloads that my Ryzen machine have to perform during the day, but I'm considering trading it for a 8700k+z370 and OC the hell out of it with my Noctua U14S :P Sounds like a good plan? Also, the PMDG seems to be very heavy on FPS only in VC. The outside cameras don't struggle that much, other airliners (like FSLabs A320) are just as heavy? [Update] Forgot to say the resolution: 3440x1440 - UltraWide - 2.5K
  25. Well- FSX is currently installing so I thought I'd take a few minutes and share my new build with the forum while I hurry up and wait. The below was documented throughout the build, so forgive any strange 'tenses', and as for the shoddy photography... well, it doesn't help any but I did try :-) A few weeks ago (after I unexpectedly found out I was getting an actual tax return this year), I decided to take the plunge and build a new PC. I've been running on my trusty Phenom II x4 build since 2008ish and have been waiting for the day to finally make the switch to Intel. Case and such: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Black Cube Case NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller (I tell myself every build to not go flashy... turns out I'll always be a kid when it comes to lighty things) Enermax Revolution X't 730W PSU ASUS OEM 24X DVD Burner The Goodies: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 MOBO Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell CPU PNY GTX 780 with reference cooler/clocks (I went with reference because I'll be cooling with an exhausting radiator at the top and figured the rear exhausting cooler on this card would keep internal case temps down to provide my rad with cooler air. Wrong thinking? Maybe, but it's also on sale at the Egg for 479) ADATA XPG 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9 timings) Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 1TB dead storage WD Green 7200 RPM drive Cooling: XSPC Raystorm AX240 Water Cooling Kit w/ D5 Photon A few fittings and such. Parts all arrived except for memory and cooling. Ontrac left them on the porch in the rain. Luckily they sent me an email stating my package had been delivered and I was able to run home from work and move them inside. Still, leaving 1400 dollars on the porch in the rain, in packages with New Egg logos all over them is concerning to me. I don't know why an adult signature is required for the memory that is coming in via UPS, but all the high dollar components are fine to leave on the porch in packages that scream, "I'M EXPENSIVE!", on them. First look shows some minor shipping damage on the Corsair Carbide 540's SSD cage. The cage assembly itself is not impressive, and rather flimsy. I removed the hotswap cable for one of the HDD sleds up front as I won't have room for two drives due to the cooling reservoir. I thought I could make an air filter out of the bag the case came in to at least mask the ugly holes in the bottom and prevent dust from coming through them. I haven't decided what to do about a frame yet though, since without one it will not seal (at least not if attached in a way that enables them to be removed again... kind of important for a part that is meant to get dirty). It fits the hole anyway, and a mock up with some magnets looked better than without it. After looking at the unappealing and empty tray sitting there on the bottom, I am at an impasse on how to deal with it. It likely won't be too visible with the reservoir in front of the empty, but I don't like it anyway... Dropping the processor: Motherboard mounted, video card test fit: Plumbing arrived before the memory. I think I'm going to vinyl wrap the silver part of the video card's shroud white to match the rest of the build. Also not sure I dig the rear exhaust fan hanging off the back, but after weighing my options for res mount locations this is my favorite. I sat and stared at the funnel for probably half an hour, chain smoking on a fake cigarette and thinking to myself, "Okay, now just pour water into your brand new computer." Completely nerve racking. The reservoir light is white btw even though it looks blue in the pic. POST! Hours of software ahead, then on to overclocking. Some modifications were necessary to hook up all the fans since I have no room for a controller up front. Three generations of nerd: And a few shots of the "finished" (usable anyway) build: Blue LEDs in the waterblock will be swapped out for white. Radioshack didnt have any 3mms except red and blue in stock. Another idea, anyone have any luck wiring up additional RGBs to the HUE?
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