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Flight Simulator X

Fusion

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Memory A-DATA DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5
Video Card(s) eVGA 8600GTS 512MB
Storage 1x Western Digital Caviar 2 200GB SATA, 1x Maxtor 80GB IDE, 1x Toshiba 400GB USB
Display(s) 17" BenQ FP731 (Cost £250 4 years or so ago, and still no gosting on games @ 25ms response :D)
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#1
A friend of mine plays FSX quite often with VFR Photohraphic Scenery. He currently has an AMD 4800 X2, Asus A8N SLi M/B, 2gb 3200 ram and an x850xt pe 256mb (x800GTO2 flashed with XT Bios). The problem is that the game sturggles above 30fps, and that without all the eye candy. He has a seprate HDD for FSX which I think is SATA1. He runs XP PRO SP2 on a seprate HDD.

Does anyone have any ideas about where the bottle neck is, I think it may be the HDD and graphics card. Maybe a 512mb would be a better choice as it allows more data to be put through the gpu ...

thanks

Fusion
 

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#2
Before buying anything make sure the computer is in a good condition. meaning check for viruses and programs that take up processing power.
Defregmant the computer (or just the part with FSX on it will do)
Minimum System Requirements:
* Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista
* PC with 1 GHz equivalent or higher processor
* 256 MB of system RAM for Windows XP SP2 / 512 MB Vista
* 14 GB available hard disk space
* DVD-ROM drive
* 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card required
* Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
* Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
* 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play
 

Fusion

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Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz 2x4mb
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Cooling Stock Intel CPU cooler, 1x 120mm case fan, 1x 80 case fan
Memory A-DATA DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5
Video Card(s) eVGA 8600GTS 512MB
Storage 1x Western Digital Caviar 2 200GB SATA, 1x Maxtor 80GB IDE, 1x Toshiba 400GB USB
Display(s) 17" BenQ FP731 (Cost £250 4 years or so ago, and still no gosting on games @ 25ms response :D)
Case Antec NSK 4400
Audio Device(s) Create Audigy 2 ZS Platinum eX
Power Supply Hiper 580w PSU (Moduler) 630w peak
Software Windows XP Home SP2, Office 2007 Enterprise, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Dreamweaver 8
#3
yea it easily meets all those, it is virus and spyware free, and has very little else running.