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  1. Webferret

    A2A C172 is on the doorstep!!!

    Amazing aircraft in FSX, A friend of mine bought it for his home cockpit (screenshots of his nice cockpit setup posted in FS Cockpits & hardware section). I have already spent a good 12 hours at his place taking this aircraft for some flights. Well worth the small price for a great package. Cheers Ferret
  2. Webferret

    Qantas close call

    Happened not far from where I live in Australia. 2 x Qantas A330 missed each other within 200 metres. Would of got some pulses running I would think. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-pilots-praised-for-averting-midair-crash-over-adelaide-following-airtraffic-control-blunder/story-fniztvnc-1226724325001 Cheers Ferret.
  3. Hello all, I built this for a good friend of mine (I own and run an IT business, So helped him out with prices to keep the cost down as best we could for him), who is a retired pilot and still loves to get a lot of flight hours in real life and sim life. Hope you enjoy them, these were taken on my HTC phone, so the quality may be alittle bad, and the setup was still being sorted for cables etc, so please excuse the cables everywhere. Just got it all otgether. Doing some screen adjusting and bits and pieces. Sitting in a payware P51D. External view of the P51D at Aldinga Airfield South Australia. The system running it: PC is: 1 x Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3970X (3.50Ghz / 15MB, LGA2011, 6 Core, Without Fan/Heatsink) @ 4.6GHZ 1 x CPU Cooler :- Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, 2x 120mm Cooling Fans 1 x ASUS RAMPAGEIV-EXTREME MB 1 x Corsair 16GB Low Profile Kit (4x4GB), PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Vengeance LP Series 1 x Sandisk 480GB SSD 2 x Seagate 2TB HDD Sata III in Raid configured 2 x Gigabyte Geforce GTX Titan (Base:837MHz, Boost:876MHz), 6144MB (6000MHz) GDDR5, PCI-E 3.0, Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort 1 x Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case with Window, 3x140mm fans, Aluminum Faceplate, Steel Structure 3 x Noctua NF-S12B-FLX 120mm 600/900/1200RPM case fans 1 x Corsair AX-1200 1200W ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified 1 x Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD PCIe Running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. Cause Windows 8 sucks! Monitors:- 3 x LG IPS 277L 27" LED Monitors Cockpit :- 1 x http://www.flightsimstore.com/produc...oducts_id=2200 Plus buttkicker Gamer 2 Flight controls:- 1 x Hotaswarthog + Throttles. http://www.flightsimstore.com/produc...oducts_id=1495 Panels :- 2 x small panels for internal flight systems, He got them himself they were about $100 ea but not sure where from. (Small panels below keyboard) 1 x Rudder pedals. http://www.flightsimstore.com/produc...oducts_id=1533 I must say I myself have spent about 20 hours already in it as well, and love every second in it. My friend and myself mostly fly a Cessna T210 mostly. Cheers Ferret
  4. I think its personal preference and what your doing with your PC. Myself, friends and clients (Own an IT business) have found it an improvement on running some games, sims etc. Best way probably if you are unsure is grab the small program and try it and see (See my EDIT on my first post for link), if no difference the program can turn core parking back on, not like the hotfixes which you can not remove once installed (other than format reload). I first looked into this as I was having a bottleneck issue on my system. When I noticed that I had quite a few parked cores constantly no matter what power plans, and bios settings I tinkered with. Unparking the cores, and now I have everything running brilliantly. FSX runs like a charm with all the add on scenery, payware aircraft I use etc. Along with some other SIMs and a few other genre games I play. Cheers Ferret
  5. I would think so mate. Worked on every AMD processor I have had to sort with Parked Cores. Though not had a client in with a 1055T yet. cheers Ferret
  6. Hello all, If your using AMD FX, AMD Opteron 4200 Series, or AMD Opteron 6200 Series this hotfix (along with the one listed in Important) fixes Parked core issues. I installed both these hotfixes on my AND FX-8150 and seen a massive improvement in FSX and many other sims and games. As I was having 4+ cores parked constantly by Windows 7 Ultimate. Not for Intel, See EDIT for other way to unpark cores. Link : Install this Hotfix first - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594 - The important Hotfix they dont give link for. Link : Install this Hotfix last - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060 Warning though, there is no revert option after installing these hotfixes. But they have worked great for myself and a few friends of mine with no issues. EDIT (22/07/2013) : There is a small program you can use instead which can be used for Intel or AMD if you prefer not to use the hotfixes (Hotfixes are for AMD only) - http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-C/Disable-CPU-Core-Parking-Utility Along with using : http://www.venetubo.com/fsx.html My system specs: AMD FX-8150 @ 4.2ghz + Thermaltake Water 2.0 PRO All In One Liquid Cooling 16G DDR3 Gskill memory Gigabyte Nvidia 560GTX - Hoping to upgrade when wife faction allows. Asrock 990FX Extreme3 Mainboard 2 x Seagate 1TB in Raid config - FSX and other sim games Drives. 1 x Seagate 500GB OS DRive Cheers Ferret
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