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  1. It's sure nice to see people helping people whatever the reason..........
  2. Hey Matt....I've been trying to convince myself for months that I need to get a new GPU. The problem is that I seldom use more than 3.4GB at 85% load on the one I have now. I keep telling myself that the cost isn't worth the potential gain. If the price were to drop more it would be a different situation but right now I just can't make myself do it.........Doug
  3. Here are my loading time results John (all with the SSD).... The full ORBX product line is installed with the only other add-on being the FSX default C172. The sliders are all maxxed and the default flight is from EHHV. With TE disabled and Libs enabled: 3 min. 28 sec. Both TE disabled and Libs disabled: 3 min 08 sec. Both TE enabled and Libs enabled: 7 min. 27 sec. With TE enabled and Libs disabled: 6 min. and 47 sec. And, finally with no add-ons at all.....0 min 44 sec Cheers - Doug
  4. DUMMY ALERT...DUMMY ALERT.....Stupid here just realized a big typo boo-boo in the initial post. Not that it changes the results but the default flight was set to EHHV, not KMRY. Gotta lay off the Johnnie Walker Blue..........Doug PS: Just less of the Blue, not none of the Blue.............
  5. The old machine is getting a little long-in-the-tooth now but it still does everything I need: Intel 4790K CPU at 4.7Ghz, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard, Noctua NH-U12S cooler, Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133 MHz RAM, nVidia GTX 970 GPU, 2 Asus ProArt monitors at 1920x1200, Cooler Master HAF 932 Tower, Thermaltake 1000W Toughpower PSU, Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, 1 TB Samsung EVO 850 SSD, and 50 TB Western Digital Black HDDs. I do have both the PMDG 737NG and the 747-400. I also have ActiveSky. If I can figure out how to set the junction links to make the comparison to the HDD I'll install all three and let you know what I find.....Doug
  6. Using SCE will indeed help Jack (but you already knew that). Just as an example, and all mileage is variable, when I disable the TE Netherlands scenery with SCE the load time is cut roughly in half. With TE Netherlands enabled the average load time from the SSD is 7 Min 27 sec and with the HDD it's 7 min 49 sec. With the TE scenery disabled the average load time from the SSD is 3 min 23 sec and from the HDD it's 3 min 28 sec. One thing I have decided from all this is that until I get a chance to test things using one of the full-FAT regions (either PNW, NCA, or SCA) I'm not going to rush out and buy a lot of expensive SSD space just to shave a few seconds off the initial load times. I already have 14 HDD's and the EVO850 on this machine and I sure don't need another one .........Doug
  7. This probably falls into the for-what-it's-worth-category. Just one guys experience on one system and, of course, all mileage is variable. But, anyway, here it is. Draw your own conclusions. Using a fresh install of P3Dv4.4 I loaded True Earth Netherlands on both a Samsung EVO-850 SSD and a Western Digital Black 7200 RPM HDD. The only add-ons installed were a full set of ORBX products and the FSX default C172. I set the default flight for KMRY 28L using the C172. All the sliders for all settings were full-right. The load time (average of three runs on each drive) using the SSD was a slim 22 seconds faster than the HDD. On both drives the frame rate was in the 25-30 FPS range and there was no noticeable difference in the overall performance. So, what does that all mean? I haven't decided yet..........Doug
  8. W2DR

    Best modern friend

    Johnnie Walker scotch whiskey. There is nothing in the old days that compares to todays Blue label....................
  9. W2DR

    T1600M rudder twitch

    If changing the null zone settings doesn't help I'd agree with Derek - it's a sensor failure..........Doug
  10. Not in the near future, if ever. The limitations of a 32-bit sim and resulting OOM's will be difficult to overcome..........Doug
  11. I wonder if they have done anything with KLEE. Time will tell..........................Doug
  12. I remember well testing a prototype cellphone network in Chicago over 40 years ago. The "cellphone" we used was installed in a 4-door 1967 Chrysler sedan. The rear seat was removed and the "cellphone" was a compact box that measured only 4'x2'x2'. Those were the days.....take that Apple..........Doug
  13. I think JV has already said there will be no "subscription" offering. It's just a bad idea. And if I'm wrong and he didn't say that, he should because it's a bad idea..........Doug