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  1. Sid

    32gb vs. 16gb ram

    I went from 16 to 32 a couple of months ago, keeping the same type and speed of RAM. I didn't have any gains in mind other than DCS and other programmes are recommending 32 gig as the optimal amount to have when running their stuff under load so I did it for that because I like to be optimal with my hardware and give it room to manoeuvre. After having it in the pooter and using it a lot since installation I only have a couple of observations because there has been little to observe: No noticeable increase in load times, visuals, handling either to BoS or DCS or any programme. On my pooter '46 and BoS are quick loaders and DCS is usually slow. BoS settings are ultra whilst DCS is a mixture of high and medium settings, these giving me frame rates in the 90s and low 100s the pooter feels more stable in general, feeling smoother and I don't get the occasional 'overclocking warning' from my Asus X99 motherboard I used to have with 16 gig. This was cleared by going into the bios and changing the RAM setting from XMP back to auto, something it did on it's own sometimes after the pooter had been under load ie. playing 46, BoS or DCS for a few hours. My view is that whilst I can't see any noticeable gains I am happy that, along with my other hardware, I have more than enough RAM to cope with anything my programmes ask of it for a few years to come and that everything is working better in the background. To give clarity, my other hardware, mostly two years plus old, is: Asus X99-A motherboard Intel i7 5720 running at 3.3ghz 32 gig of Corsair 3000 MHz Vengeance RAM 850 watt Corsair power supply 2 x asus 1070gtx FTW in SLI Creative Fatality soundcard Asus 27" 2560 x 1440 144hz monitor with Gsync and secondary BenQ 19" monitor Cheerzen
  2. A useful guide here by Jade_Monkey https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32596-quick-reference-printout-engine-settings-limits-temps/ Taken from the game notes, it has been very useful and answers some of the engine management questions that we bring up every so often. Doesn't include P47 or 109 kurfurst yet but he says it will be updated. Cheerzen
  3. Sid

    DCS sale fellows

    Would be very happy to do a walk around and basics on the Viggen for those that would like to. PMing could sort a day and time I'm sure
  4. Sid

    DCS sale fellows

    A Viggen flight.....fantastic!
  5. Sid

    Chuck's Guides

    + 1 on these guides, they make life much easier. Essential reading.
  6. Useful link here chaps https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/41082-tips-flying-p-47/?tab=comments#comment-694959 The supercharger and turbosupercharger in the key mappings are completely separate mechanisms and are not linked on the P47....on this aircraft only the turbosupercharger mapping is relevant, the supercharger mapping is relevant to the I.16, Lagg3, Yaks, La5, Pe2 and A20. Did some checks just to make sure they aren't affected by each other before I changed my settings. I've done the linking of the throttle, RPM and turbosupercharger (shows as 'supercharger' lever in cockpit). It works but I haven't tested it much in flight. Cheerzen
  7. I heard that some of you peeps had obtained an A4 from somewhere? Could I have a link please? Edit...found it! https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=224989
  8. Sid

    Persian Gulf Map?

    I have the Persian Gulf map and it is gorgeous. What it does however is up the game folder size, I have Caucasus, Nevada, Normandy and Persian Gulf and they all total up to more than 90gb...Nevada and Persian Gulf are both about 32gb in size. This puts my install folder at a whopping 146gb. Something to think about too.
  9. I have this set up for offers (although mine is about 2 years old it is prettier, it's blue) if it's suitable https://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr4-vengeance-lpx-black-pc3-24000-(3000)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-15-17-17-35-xm
  10. Works great! Thank you
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    Lovely jubbly Looking good
  13. BoK is a great package
  14. Sid

    Skins Question

    Ah, I see what you mean now. They don't show.....you have to remember what it looks like. Sorry, I over complicated what was a simple question.