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    My point was: The i7-4790K Turbos to 4.4GHz...

    My point was: The i7-4790K Turbos to 4.4GHz without an OC. Intel spec.
    The i5 is a great chip, and, does OC easily. The problem is the luck of the bin.
    Some don't OC so well. Want guaranteed out of...
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    FSX doesn't really begin to shine until you are...

    FSX doesn't really begin to shine until you are over 4.0GHz. 4.4GHz+ desired.
    Bite the bullet, and, grab the i7-4790K. 4.0GHz vs 3.5GHz, 8MB L2 vs 6MB.
    It starts with half a GHz headstart and...
  3. Imagine the frustration ACES(the MS FSX...

    Imagine the frustration ACES(the MS FSX development team) went thru.

    When ACES started development on FSX, the CPU trend was Single core chips that were getting faster and faster. It would't be...
  4. Thread: Power Supply

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    It does sound like the mobo is DOA. If you can,...

    It does sound like the mobo is DOA.
    If you can, make sure all 16 pins on your PSU's two 4+4 connectors are at 12V.
    That EVGA 850 is a single 12v rail design, so that should be moot.

    Log all of...
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  6. Thread: Power Supply

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    Headway! A couple of things to clarify: When you...

    Headway! A couple of things to clarify:
    When you say "when I connect a CPU power", do you mean GPU?
    CPU is Central Processing Unit. ie: i7-4790K
    GPU is Graphics Processing Unit. ie: GTX 970
    ...
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    You need to be careful with your CPU/Mobo...

    You need to be careful with your CPU/Mobo combination. Because the i5- 4690K is so new, the motherboard's BIOS may not support it.
    In this case the MSI Z97 PC Mate CPU support list does not show the...
  8. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...Don

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it...Don
  9. Thread: A good KATL

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    The Imagine Sim version is the best I've found. ...

    The Imagine Sim version is the best I've found.
    They do have a demo, so I suggest you check it out for yourself.
    http://www.imaginesim.com/katl01.htm bottom of page.

    Just Flight has KATL...
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    Yep. For FSX, Intel's architecture is far...

    Yep. For FSX, Intel's architecture is far superior.

    I have no actual data to support my theory, but, I think that Windows and FSX/P3D being separate, on fast SSDs, have less of a chance to slow...
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    Delidding is not necessary. At all...for anything...

    Delidding is not necessary. At all...for anything but extreme overclocking.
    I assume he was getting ready to push his OC into the stratosphere...Don
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    Seriously consider spending a little more on your...

    Seriously consider spending a little more on your CPU.
    Intel's CPUs are much more adept at running single threaded apps like FSX.
    Motherboard and compatible RAM prices are similar.

    AMD FX-8350 @...
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    I've had limited success using Gimp2's "Shear"...

    I've had limited success using Gimp2's "Shear" function.

    Make your straight colored text in paint.net using a background color close to what will be on the plane. Copy/Paste into Gimp....
  14. Thread: Power Supply

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    1) Yes. The twin 8 pin(2-4x4, each) should be...

    1) Yes. The twin 8 pin(2-4x4, each) should be connected.

    2) A2 & B2 are listed as prefered, but, A1 & B1 are ASRock's 2nd recommendation.
    Use A2 for a single stick.

    3) If 2 different PSUs...
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    Can your system(specs?) utilize the 290 for FSX...

    Can your system(specs?) utilize the 290 for FSX
    Do you need that much card for other apps?

    I recently installed a GTX 970, which is roughly comparable to th R9 290....
  16. Thread: Power Supply

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    Lets do a couple tests. Unplug the PSU,...

    Lets do a couple tests.
    Unplug the PSU, Disconnect the case's wires completely from the mobo.
    Leave the Case speaker plugged in.
    Verify correct jumper and switch positions, for your peripherals....
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    You'll want a real time temperature monitor like...

    You'll want a real time temperature monitor like Core Temp or Real Temp for the CPU.

    GPUz will monitor your graphics card and log it if you want. Very useful to tell if your Video card is being...
  18. It certainly does. Earth Simulations Limited...

    It certainly does.

    Earth Simulations Limited "Isle of Man" Download: http://earthsimulations.com/product/isle-of-man/#reviews
    @ £24.50, $38.44usd, it is a tad on the expensive side, but, it is...
  19. If it Activated, that should not be the issue at...

    If it Activated, that should not be the issue at hand.

    Control Panel-> Administrative Tools-> Event Viewer, select Custom Views-> Administrative Events.
    One of the listed events in the source...
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    You can also use the map function. World->Map....

    You can also use the map function. World->Map. Scroll to the airport, zoom in and click it.
    All frequencies, runway lengths, and headings are there.
    It does pause the flight until you close the...
  21. Depending on how bad the blockage is, I move my...

    Depending on how bad the blockage is, I move my eyepoint R/L/U/D/Pan to see things.
    Ctrl+Shift+Backspace moves it Left, Ctrl+Shift+Enter moves it Right.
    Shift+Backspace moves it Down, Shift+Enter...
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    !! Howdjadodat??

    !! Howdjadodat??
  23. Thread: Power Supply

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    I'd cancel the order. Amazon has it in stock and...

    I'd cancel the order.
    Amazon has it in stock and you can usually expect delivery within 5 days...Don

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCXF6MG/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=
  24. Thread: Power Supply

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    Yep! EVGA GTX-970 FTW. I did a bunch of testing...

    Yep! EVGA GTX-970 FTW.
    I did a bunch of testing on my FTW card. I used EVGA PrecisionX 16 to overclock it and downclock it to the 4GB reference card's GPU speed.
    After 10 FSXMark11 runs each, of...
  25. Thread: Woai ?

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    Yep! It can be a royal pain when you have a lot...

    Yep! It can be a royal pain when you have a lot of traffic_xxx_.bgl files.
    I have 877 of 'em, so, getting everything to work took a looooooomg time.
    To aid in troubleshooting, I segregated them...
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