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  1. Uhhhhh, yeah. Sigh. So I'm going to attempt to return them. Here's to hoping they take them back. Sigh again.
  2. Soooo... about RAM. Did I miss something with regards to a requirement to format it or something? I pulled out my old 4GB, threw in one 16 into the exact slot, and the CPU wouldn't start. Got a "long beep, two short beeps" from it, and nothing else. Something tells me a BIOS update is in order to get it to recognize the new RAM...? Update: I'm an idiot. Board does not accept anything over 8GB individual sticks. It's not going to recognize any 16 GB stick, no matter who makes it. Yay.
  3. Kira

    Whatcha Flyin'?

    Not a problem now. Assuming the order goes through, my (computer) memory issues with not be a problem (for a while, anyway)!
  4. Kira

    Watcha Got Cookin'?

    Never have understood how electronics like CPUID (which I use as well)could get a good read on physical temps. Unless they're just reading a thermometer already installed on the machine.
  5. So I found a really good price on RAM, roughly half the going rate, but it says "16GB DDR3 1066MHz PC3L-8500R ECC Registered 15-13131-01 CL7 240pin 4Rx4 Cisco Server Memory Module" Note the "Server Memory Module". So, is this ONLY for servers, and not useable on personal PCs, or is this just intended for servers, and being 240 pin DDR3, it'll work just fine in any DDR3 motherboard? UPDATE: So, I got two sticks. I'll have 32GB RAM within a week, hopefully. Plus the 8 I have now. 40GB, here I come. Talked with an old friend who agreed it was the deal I thought it was. If anyone else is interested, here's the link: http://www.madepc.com/16GB-DDR3-1066MHz-PC3L-8500R-ECC-Registered-15-131-p/311018580-08.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8fKupOyI2wIVk4zICh2CZwoKEAkYASABEgIqcvD_BwE
  6. Kira

    Whatcha Flyin'?

    Gypsy, take a good look at the RAM requirements before deciding to purchase the Normandy map. If you're going to do it, make sure you can do it right. They're talking 32 GB of RAM for a "well running, action packed" mission on the Normandy map. 16 is, they say "good enough". I have 8 and Normandy runs-ish. Only a little better than "barely", really, with just my aircraft. Same for the new 2.5 Caucasus map. Truth be told, I'll be looking at a serious RAM upgrade soon. 2.5 alone has forced it.
  7. Kira

    Fantastic YouTube Series just found

    Yeah, this guy does some spectacular ones, that's for sure.
  8. Kira

    Whatcha Flyin'?

    Massively incomplete due to lack of glorious Spitfire, no doubt!
  9. Kira

    Tomcat Video

    Looks like the F-14 will be a while yet.
  10. Kira

    Whatcha Flyin'?

    A-10C, F-86F, F-5E, Bf-109K-4, AV-8B, P-51D, F-15C, FW-190-D9, UH-1, Flaming Cliffs 3 (and associated aircraft), prepaid for F/A-18C, and will do the same for the F-14 Tomkitty the instant it's available. Ordered by personal favorites, pretty much. The F-86, F-5 and AV-8B are just plain fun to fly, even without blowing stuff up. The only reason the F-15 isn't further up the list is that it's an FC3 aircraft, and thus not full switch. I found it all but impossible to go back to a non-functioning cockpit once I'd gotten the A-10C. Learning curve wise, the F-86, F-5E, P-51, and Bf-109 are pretty simple. The FW-190's a bit more involved, but not a whole lot. The AV-8B is, for flying, rather more complicated, and it also has the extra stuff the A-10C does (weapons systems, navigation systems, etc. and so on). The UH-1 is pretty difficult, being a helicopter. Finally, the A-10C is the epitome of DCS, in my humble opinion. Very in depth and thus complicated. However - it's possible, like any other, to take small bites, rather than trying to devour the whole elephant at once. One piece of advice - learn to do any aircraft the right way. Once you get used to doing something a particular way, that's the way you'll do it. It takes time, but if you ingrain the right way, then it just feels better. Then again, it's a sim, not the real deal, so who cares about BITs anyways? (Built In Tests, for making sure stuff is actually working.) No need for them if you don't set it up to fail, is there? Totally personal preference, but I now regret not learning to do it "right" in the A-10C. By the way, sales happen roughly quarterly at DCS.
  11. https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-story-of-the-usaf-pilot-who-led-bahraini-f-5-drivers-into-battle-during-the-operation-desert-storm/
  12. Kira

    We need to talk...

    For me the order would be 1946, DCS, BoX, CLOD. I haven't flown the new CLOD but a few minutes; 87 to be exact. 46 is still "where it's at" for me, at least in theory, especially when doing the aforementioned Dogz "thing" of just knocking about and spending time with friends of similar interests. DCS is great - but - as mentioned, the time requirement to learn a specific system (aircraft) is outrageous; yet that's exactly what makes DCS DCS. It does a great job at it, but it also has some major issues along the "this aircraft is a beta" line for YEARS on end. Almost like they don't want to own up to the fact that they've accepted money for an unfinished product. But they wouldn't do that, now would they? It's as close as you'll ever get to the real thing without the real thing, though. BoX is okay, but I'm not huge into the Russian stuff, and while it might get better with the pending release of some U.S. and British stuff, I'm still not 100% convinced. At least, unlike CLOD, you've got some varied scenery to mess with. As for what's best for the group, as much as I hate to admit it, I'd agree BoX is your best bet for a long term outlook.
  13. With pictures, both well known, and not.
  14. By one of the better known RIOs Dave "Bio" Baranek https://theaviationgeekclub.com/f-14-cockpit-selfie-the-untold-story/
  15. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43494430
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