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About Aluminum Donkey

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  • Birthday 01/25/1977

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    DCS World 2.5 Open Beta
    IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad
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    Cambridge, ON, O Canada, Eh
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    DCS World, Beer
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  1. Thanks for the input everyone! Just for laughs I wiped both drives clean and put Windows 10 Home on the NVMe drive, along with the paging file. DCS is now on my SATA3 drive. For the life of me, I can't really tell the difference! Windows seems to boot a little faster. DCS loading times are pretty much the same as they always were. The biggest difference is that when re-loading a mission I've already flown, the loading time is reduced to dang near zilch! Other than that, it doesn't seem to matter that much, so I guess I'll leave Windows, the pagefile.sys, my
  2. I started reading your post and thought, "I wonder if he got the Hornet?" Glad you like it, the Hornet is one of the best modules in DCS simply because it's good for both roles and it's very well-rounded (although it's still incomplete, but they're working on it.) Anyway, since you're digging the F/A-18C, if you're wondering what module to get next, I can heartily recommend the A-10C II. Don't get the original A-10C module, make sure it's the II version. It's pretty kickass as well Peace and happy warfare AD
  3. LucShep, thanks so much man, I'm starting to think I should just leave it alone and get a bigger SATA3 SSD for games and whatnot. Maybe getting the NVMe drive only for DCS was a good idea after all. AD
  4. Thanks Qiou87, I'm still considering it because it seems to me that having Windows 10 (and the paging file) on the fastest drive is a great idea. My loading times in DCS (on the NVMe drive) are very good, my only concern is if the slower SATA3 drive will give noticeable stutter when actually flying the missions. I'm always hearing that SATA vs. NVMe makes little difference for gaming, and that the best use of the fast NVMe drive is for a quick boot, snappy response and ultra-fast paging file access in the OS, but not for games. Also, I'm running out of space for more DCS stuff on t
  5. Greetings everyone, I have two SSDs, one is an NVMe (Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB) and the other is a SATA3 drive (Kingston V300 240GB.) I currently have Windows 10 on the SATA drive, and DCS on the NVMe drive (only thing on that drive.) Question is, would I be better off using the uber-fast NVMe drive for Windows and the SATA one for DCS, especially with the Windows paging file on the NVMe drive? Would I notice any improvement in how things run, or am I better off having DCS on the fast NVMe drive? Reason I'm wondering is that people say there's
  6. Nvidia antialiasing settings, all of them, don't do jack in DCS World. It doesn't matter what you set them to in NVCP. Something to do with DCS World's method of deferred shading. The AA settings in DCS itself are all you have to go with, and that's it. The only exception is Nvidia DSR, which after flying for a while, causes crashing. AD
  7. Never been a problem for me, I have a 2-stage trigger. Pulling to the first click fires the slug guns only, pulling all the way fires the guns and cannon together. AD
  8. It's called DSR, or Dynamic Super Resolution. It looks really good, gives great framerates compared to other AA methods, uses an enormous amount of VRAM, and causes crashing. I find the built-in MSAA has gotten better in DCS, I can run 4x MSAA on my old 1080 Ti and FPS hardly drops down to the low 40s. AD
  9. It's only a soul, you get it for free when you're born. It isn't useful for much so why not?
  10. Try it and see! Pretty much what AnimalMother711 said. It's mostly for taking cool screenshots and serves little to no purpose in the actual game. AD
  11. Speedy4GT, Looking good man! I bet that new 5600X processor kicks ass. Make sure you use FAST memory with it to get the very best performance out of it. The newest AMD processors need fast memory to run at their best performance--more than 3000 MHz memory is needed, I think 3200 to 3600+ is recommended. If your RAM has an XMP profile (high speed) make sure you enable it in BIOS so that CPU will really rip! The limiting factor here is your graphics card, which is woefully inadequate for DCS. I'd recommend keeping an eye out for a used GTX 1080 Ti (not the regular 1080, b
  12. Your computer specs look pretty good! You forgot to tell us about your monitor, though. Does it have Freesync? It allows your monitor's refresh rate (screen update rate) to exactly match your graphics card's render rate (FPS). That way, the monitor refreshes its image on-screen with every frame produced by the GPU, instead of the two being independent. It eliminates a huge amount of stuttering and give much more fluid motion. Make sure it's enabled! Don't confuse Freesync with VSync. They're two entirely different features, and both should be enabled together for
  13. That sounds like something the Russians would do deliberately, rather than a quality control issue. Westerners can say what they want about the Russkis--but they aren't stupid! AD
  14. Actually I've great luck with the latest Studio Driver, 460.89. It's more stable and allows me to run my 1080 Ti full-tilt instead of downclocking, and it doesn't seem to crash anymore. Of course, only time will tell, but it seems pretty stable and has really good performance. Guess I'll find out eventually. AD
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