Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10186 times:
I just wanted to know if anyone had a GF2 card and if so, what do they have their settings at in FS2002. Do you have them maxed out? Would RAM help out in framerates? I tried maxing out the settings but I got low framerates. I'll be installing RAM to get up to 384MB very soon, but for now I'd appreciate any comments, thanks.
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10158 times:
I don't know about the Geforce 2, but I upgraded my computer from 64 to 192 MB of RAM a few months ago and I did not notice any changes in the frame rates, it only gave me faster loading to change views, textures, but no higher frame rates.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10156 times:
GF2Ti works fine. If performance does not go up when putting in a faster graphics card (which I suppose the GF2Ti is, but I can't tell as I don't know what you had before) the bottleneck is clearly somewhere else.
I advise you to either do a complete analysis of your system and find where that bottleneck is or (and that's preferred) you forget about that fps number and just enjoy flightsim.
This is not some first person shooter where a microsecond difference in pulling the trigger can mean you kill the other guy first you know...
N521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10141 times:
Your P2 400 MHz will not take full advantage of the GeForce 2 Ti200. Your processor is the bottleneck of your system. I don't think you will see much of an increase in performance by upgrading to 384 MB of RAM on that system. You could buy a new motherboard and processor but you might as well buy a new computer if you are going to do that.
I would suggest an Athlon XP 1800+ or faster for the processor and at least 256 MB of RAM. With the Geforce 3ti200 so cheap these days I would suggest getting that.
TropicalSQ744 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10130 times:
At the moment with your current configuration, you might as well get a GeForce2 MX400. Forget about the GeForce2Ti as your processor will be the bottleneck and it will not achieve it's full potential. Remember that the GeForce2 MX400 is dirt cheap nowdays and it's a budget card meant for systems that are slower than 800 MHz.
Jmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10107 times:
I've be trying to investigate what effects the performance of FS2002 more; RAM, Video Card or Processor Speed. About two weeks ago I was running FS2002 on a Duron 700MHZ with 384MB of Ram running a nVidia Geforce2 GTS 64MB. With the display settings at moderate with 100% default AI Traffic I was seeing 15-22fps, not bad. However if you are interested in running custom AI Traffic expect to see a slide show - around 4FPS. Just recently I purchased a Barebones system. To be exact I purchase an AMD XP1900+ with the ECS K7S5A Motherboard. Put all my current components into my new case, one problem. My motherboard only accepts 2 sticks of SDRAM. So I stuck with 256 until my 2 512 DDRAM sticks arrive. Well I decided to install FS2002 and see how it look. With Very Dense (40+ aircraft) Custom AI Traffic at KDEN, scenery setting maxed out I was seeing about 10FPS. In conslusion, I have found that Processor speed has a lot to do with the framerates. When my extra DDR-RAM arrives I will be able to give you a better idea.
IMHO I think you should consider purchasing a Barebones system. You can put the components of your current system into the Barebones system. Again, barebones systems include the case, power source, motherboard, processor, heatsink, and cooling fan. You (or a friend) installs the Hard Drive, floppy, CD-ROM and additional cards. If you are on a budget Duron systems are the best. Decent Barebones setups can be had fairly cheap at http://www.pricewatch.com/menus/m235.htm.
9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10090 times:
Technology evolves quick! I was at a Computer Store because my family wanted a new PC to build ourselves. I asked for a 1.2 GHz AMD/Pentium CPU, but the guy said that was too old! He then asked if we wanted 1.7.
This is going to be my new system:
Pentium IV 1.7 GHz
512mb DDR RAM (Get DDR - its faster than SD)
ATI Radeon 64mb Video Card
40 Gig SeaGate Hard Drive
Windows XP Home