I've been using your suggestions to get the best out of my 'ageing' 9700Pro for a while now with great success. Thanks
The one glitch I've had since the 4.10 Cats is that I was always dropping out of the game (not ctd, just exiting) to the classic "scrambled desktop". It was nothing too freaky - I'd just refresh the desktop - np - but I found one area where it was a real pain....
Building missions in FMB, I found that zooming the map in & out from 2D to 3D and back led to some very annoying anomalies. Some parts of the grid stayed with 3D tex when I changed back to 2D. Also, once this strangeness had started, I would get strange artifacts on pressing "Play" and watching the mission run-through.
Anyway, I tried all sorts of adjustments to settings, both to the control panel and the IL2 setup, but to no avail. Then yesterday I just got the idea of changing the one setting that I'd never tried - disabling Fast Writes. It's a BIOS change on the Abit NF7-Sv2 that I have, and.....to cut a long story short....IT WORKED!!!
I remember a thread (but can't find it) where you asked for feedback on this issue - so there you are mate. It just don't happen anymore & I'm back using your settings with no problems. Here's my rig spec, just for your record:
Abit NF7-S v2.0, Bios:27.
1x36Gb WD Raptor SATA-HD
9700Pro - stock settings - FastWrites OFF! Cat 4.12's
Iiyama VisionMaster 451 - 1152x768x32 - RR 100Hz
Thanks for your input pal