TimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
hey. i am about to build my own computer and will obviously be building it to specifications where FS 2002 will work superbly. my current system runs fs 2000 very poorly, and i was wandering what sorts of graphics cards, etc. you guys have running in your computers to put FS 2002 at its peak performance. if you have any suggestions as to what may work best, id really appreciate that too.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3303 times:
Quite reasonable performance on this (midrange) system:
1024MB PC133 SDRAM
GeForce 2Ti 64MB vidcard
Suncom Talon+SFS throttle and CH Yoke (not at the same time, still trying to find a splitter)
CH Pro pedals
Asus P4B mainboard
Maxtor UDMA100 harddisk (+5 Maxtor/Quantum UDMA66 harddisks)
performance would be better with RIMM instead of SDRAM but at the time I bought it that would have been over 4 times as expensive and well over budget.
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1556 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3300 times:
having experienced FS2002 on both Pentium and Athlon, I would recommend an Athlon. Both computers I tried FS2002 on had the same specs except for the processors, the P4 1.7 was running FS in the 15-20 fps range, and the Athlon was running more in the 30-35 fps range, with all the sliders maxed out.
Go for an AMD Athlon XP 1800+/1900+ if you can afford it.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
I didn't exactly find a difference in performance, but it is what microsoft keeps telling you. The worst thing for your framerates is the Autogen Scenery. Although I fly with everything maxed out, Autogen scenery turned off gives a much better performance.
TimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3199 times:
sounds good - my budget is around $2000 - not much over, and considering that im building this computer myself, i can easily get a $3000 system dell might sell for 2/3 the price... i do plan on going with an athlon and a GeForce 4 chip...