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I haven’t been able to fly in MSFS since the summer - probably since SU5 without a CTD either from the main menu or a few minutes into flight. I finally have it solved (knock wood).
System: i7 11700k @4800mhz, 64GB T-Force DDR4 3800, RTX 3070 factory clocked.
ASUS ROG Z590-A motherboard.
Overclocking had nothing to do with my CTD’s. Rolling Cache had nothing to do with my CTD’s. Page files had nothing to do with them. NVIDIA Game Ready vs Studio had nothing to do with CTD’s either.
I went into my applications and started uninstalling everything I could find that wouldn’t effect the operation of my PC.
Removing one of these apps did it. I don’t know which one (yet) - but I’ve been flying with all my add-ons (including FBW A320) for 2 straight days on VATSIM.
Here’s what I removed. Removing one of these was the silver bullet for me:
- ASUS Armory Crate
- Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (from 2019) (my audio still works)
- ASUS ROG Live Service
- ASUS Aura (LED light utility)
- Corsair iCue (LED light utility)
- ASUS Fan Control Service
- ASUS Framework Service
- Patriot VIPER DRAM RGB (don’t know where that came from)
- Patriot VIPER M2 RGB software (don’t know)
I suspect either the Realtek audio driver (which might have been redundant or conflicting) or all the junk controlling the fan, motherboard, memory LED’s were making MSFS unstable.
I’m going to enjoy MSFS for a few days before I start adding these back one at a time to see the real root cause - but I’d suggest if you have extra time - start uninstalling non-critical novelty apps or possibly clean out your audio drivers.