My 4770K CPU was stably overclocked to 4.6 GHz before I moved on to the current 3-monitor setup with dual GTX 780 in SLI connection. Since the system crashed a few times due to overheated CPU problem while running P3D (that’s right, P3D, not FSX), I have no choice but to lower the clock speed to 4.2 GHz.
Obviously, even though P3D is said to have shifted many processing works to the GPU, it is still a CPU-intensive program. With lowered clock speed, my system’s CPU temperature lingers around 55°C, and adds another 5 to 10 degrees in general while flying over high density areas. No more crash has encountered since.
Followings are the settings of my graphics cards shown in Nvidia’s Control Panel.
Here’s settings from Nvidia Inspector. Values for SLI are selected via actual one by one testing under P3D. Improvements are seen; however, not very significant.
So, the various values and settings I posted from Part 3 to Part 5 wrap up the performance I gained in the videos shown in Part 2.
Again as said, overall result is not flawless and there are rooms for improvement. Nevertheless, I have inclined to run P3D more than FSX as my regular simulation platform.