21. March 2014 by Peter
We had some old computers at work that I could get my hands on for free. So right now I am setting up three “new” computers in my setup.
They are 2008-models, so they only house Intel Core 2 duo processors. Nevertheless it is great to be able to streamline the computer setup in different ways. First of all, all computers now have the same form factor; so they can be stacked. Second I need a few programs to run alone on a computer. Before ProSimDisplay took care of all three screens on one computer. This used too many resources for terrain to be displayed on the ND (Navigation display) I hope isolating the ND + PFD (Primary Flight Display) on one computer will free more resources so I will be able to see land again. The old computer (In ATX-format) is now going on the shelf for retirement.
However taking an old computer out of the equation and adding three new introduced a new piece of “Spaghetti-Land”. But after a few days things are looking nice and tidy.
All computer came with newly installed Windows 7 and it has taken me quite many days to run Windows Update over and over to get the computers up to a stable state.
Each computer only has one display output so I am only able to connect one screen per computer. This however means that I – at this point – have to use a single computer on my FMC. Perhaps a bit of waste to use a computer for just that…