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  1. @Northstar98 some very good suggestions here. Including @BIGNEWY so he takes a look at the thread and maybe passes on some of these suggestions.
  2. Yeah it looks like we were maybe talking around each other, while actually agreeing. My point was that while degradation might occur within chips, performance degradation is not a thing per se. In any case, if you take care of your whole system (mostly with regards to proper cooling), use unlocked chips (mostly intel, no idea if AMD does those) and don't take your overclocks too far, there is very, very little danger of a CPU failure occurring. I've never had it happen to me, and I've been doing this since when you had to use a pencil on your CPU to make it overclockable.
  3. Yes all of those could become problems if you practice bad hardware "hygiene" especially with sub-par cooling, but the result of any of those three issues becoming critical is chip failure. Not chip degradation! A chip either works, or it doesn't. Your chip might downclock due to inbuilt safety measures, but those are usually disabled in overclocked chips, so that in the event of an actual failure, that chip....well fails. You know what would convince me? An actual benchmark of "old" vs "new" chips. Where you can consistently show a difference. I've only seen this one video, where the differences are within the margin of error. (Sometimes in favor of the "used" cpu) P.S. The longest I've had a chip was an i5-3570K, that thing worked like a dream overclocked to oblivion for a full 5 years. It's still alive in a my friend's hand-me-down PC, which he uses only occasionally I grant you but still.... (I actually gave him the chip, and the mainboard, and the ram when I upgraded years ago).
  4. How is this manifested? I have never had this happen to me either. I have had degradation in performance due to thermal paste losing some of it's thermal conductivity (easily fixed by applying fresh paste every 12 months or so, but this is also subjective and not really grounded in physics) and I have had dust clogging up my PC case and\or fans, again very easily fixed. Once these two fixes are applied performance is back to previous levels. How exactly does a CPU degrade? Because in 20+ years that I've built my own PCs this has never, ever happened to me, or rather it was always something else that caused this. (New software that requires a beefier CPU, or Windows updates, or dust\dirt or user error etc.) To me, this sounds like an internet "myth" that is repeated online ad nauseum, by people who do not understand the basics of semi-conductor technologies. Even if is this is something that is actually a thing, most gamers will upgrade their CPUs long before it ever becomes an issue.
  5. Is it even possible to ditch on the water in DCS World, let alone land? I have no idea, but the last few times I crash landed in the water it usually ended up being a huge fireball as soon as I touched the waves. Flying boats might be impossible in DCS World until the physics for this are implemented in the engine itself.
  6. Lurker

    Simple FM?

    Unfortunately Eagle Dynamics do not make simple FM's anymore. There was an option that you could turn on called, Game mode. It should simplify the flight model of the Hind if it implemented or not and even works anymore I have no idea. I haven't tried it in years.
  7. Does this mean that the ground clutter filter was also working incorrectly?
  8. That's interesting. I have never had a CPU die on me. Ever. Some of them I've used for many years. And I've overclocked all of them. Granted I've never taken the overclock too high, and I've always used aftermarket cooling solutions but the overclock was always higher than the rated max turbo boost speed.
  9. Placed the order for the CPU, will report back when it arrives and I install it, hopefully within a week or so..
  10. That sounds a-lot like some kind of version of micro-stutters, and those are hugely difficult to nail down. If you haven't done so already disable Hot Plug devices as well. (You have a button under the key commands)
  11. @BitMaster do you overclock in BIOS or do you use the XTU utility from Intel?
  12. I would definitely try turning off forced motion reprojection first, just enable it for now. (AFAIK Enable makes is sort of an Auto mode) and then check if you have the same low dips. From what you've written it doesn't sound like any kind of thermal throttling, that would cause these dips to become more permanent and prominent. How frequent are they though?
  13. Yeah I think I am going to go for it. Thanks for all the advice. They are half the price of current i9-11900Ks where I live. If nothing else I will have an experience that I can share with others regarding that type of upgrade, whether it was worth it etc. Hopefully the core changes to DCS also come along and give our hardware some much needed relief.
  14. Can you please post your system specs? VR headset, CPU, GPU, OS etc. BTW those frame times are very impressive, so those FPS dips sound very unusual. Maybe something was running in the background? Also people sometimes have issues when forcing motion reprojection.
  15. Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought. I am skirting the edge though. The headroom part is interesting and worth thinking about.
  16. Any news on this? Is it still being considered for implementation?
  17. I just wish that the HP Reverb G2 ran on something similar to the Oculus software. It hands down beats WMR, SteamVR and any other combination of VR APIs. For ease of use and efficiency there is no better software\headset combo than Oculus.
  18. It's much simpler because there is very little that Petrovich has to do. I don't mind the interface, it works okay, but I would really, really like for Petrovich to give us some audio responses. "Yes, comrade" or "No, can't do that" or whatever really. It's taking them ages to record a few lines of dialogue.
  19. That doesn't mean anything. Just beware that a preorder does not guarantee any kind of release date window. Don't worry, if you're anxious to give ED your money you will get your chance soon enough.
  20. Ok, only managed to playtest for about half an hour after work yesterday. Didn't use FPSVR but used SteamVRs development mode CPU/GPU frametime graph. It's very lame as it doesn't output an average for some reason but at least it gave me some kind of baseline. For the most part my CPU frametimes were around the 10-11ms mark, with infrequent but not exactly rare jumps to 14-15 and even 16ms. These were basically single frame spikes here and there. @eaglecash867 it all depends though. I think with my current setup I'm pretty much set for the next 2-3 years with regards to any upgrades at all. If I decide to go with the i9-9900k, I bring all of my separate components to pretty much the same level, and I think my RIG will probably last me for the next 5 years with just regular maintenance, cleaning etc. Not only in DCS mind you, but with regards to upcoming other games, software etc. Unless I'm completely wrong about the market, and the last 10 years of gaming has been an anomaly I don't think this will change. However DCS is the main focus here.
  21. I would have to check. What software do you use to do so? Can I use SteamVR to output that somehow or is something else required? I've only seen SteamVR give me GPU frame times.
  22. Thanks for the replies guys. @eaglecash867 Currently a new motherboard and newer generation CPU are out of the question. Otherwise I would probably be going for a Ryzen 5 upgrade. The i9 on the other hand has a significantly larger and faster cache and can be pushed higher in overclock. Not to mention more cores and threads and better multicore performance, if that ever becomes a thing in DCS it might be worth it. @speed-of-heat That's the thing. I can get my i5 stable to 4.8 Ghz. At 4.9 Ghz it has problems with remaining stable no matter which voltage i try. I guess my luck with the silicon lottery has kind of failed me here. The i9 has a normal turbo boost function to 5 Ghz, which means I should be able to push it at least to 5 Ghz OC, and hopfully even 5.1 Ghz if I'm lucky. A 6% increase is nothing to scoff at when every little bit counts as it does in VR. Not to mention the things you can't measure. I guess that's what I'm asking is a 6% frame-time reduction worth it? Will it eventually translate to more with an upgrade in the DCS Core Engine is anyone's guess, but I'm hopeful in that regard.
  23. I don't think anyone disagrees with that. The problem is how should Eagle Dynamics determine that limit with regards to the F15C?
  24. Hi everyone, I'm sure it's been asked a hundred times before, but I really need some informed opinions. Preferably from people who have done the upgrade, and mostly with regards to VR and DCS world. Currently the weakest part of my system is my CPU, which is actually pretty decent. It's an i5-9600k OC @ 4.8 Ghz. I play DCS World in VR using a G2, with a 32GB Ram, and an 3090RTX. But, like everyone else I want to squeeze every little bit of extra "oomph" possible. My question is this. I am currently able to buy both the i7 and the i9 for a pretty reasonable price (which is unusual) since they are not the latest and the greatest. Would it really be worth it to upgrade? Just the CPU of the same generation. I'm not currently interested in going for a CPU+MOBO motherboard. Will it make a difference in VR? Overclocking my i5 has made quite a bit of noticeable difference just from stock, how much difference would it make if I put in an i7 or i9 of the same generation? Would it make sense for futureproofing my system when and if DCS world ever goes multithreaded? I really need input here from people who have been in a similar situation and who have tested this. Thank you.
  25. The F15C uses an electro mechanical FCS which is not a fly by wire system. AFAIK this is the main reason why it's possible to pull more Gs in the F15, and pull them quicker compared to the Su27, that and higher structural limits. During testing of the Su27 prototype during fly-by-wire testing, it was determined that with a high onset of G the plane would actually break it's "neck" In fact the entire cockpit separated from the rest of the fuselage. A test pilot died. Let me see if I can dig this up: Yes this was I think on the 23rd of December 1981. The name of the pilot was Aleksandar Komarov. I first heard about this in a documentary detailing the development of the Su27, one of the Red Wings documentaries. I think other than having classified engineering design docs, this is as close as you're going to get to a satisfactory answer.
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