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User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8373 times:

Im buying a new Computer specifically for gaming. I want to get it specified so i can run Microsoft Flight Simulator without it "lagging" or being really so even with all of my add on features. As of now im looking at 512 RAM and a 128 Video card with Windows XP. Ive heard alot of people have had problems with XP. I personally have and am wondering if Windows Me would work better. Any suggestions is much appreciated,

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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8158 times:

Whos had probs with WinXP? I dont really know anyone who thinks that the old versions are better. I know that Win98SE was much more reliable than Me tho.

Ok right well basically your looking at 1024mb of ram rather than 512mb.

Your CPU should be above 2.5GHz, and a GeForce 4 (not an MX version) should be surfice.


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8154 times:

Well there is the CTD - Crash To Desktop problem that we all seem to have.

Personally I hate XP but since I'm stuck with it (Because Linux won't run FS9) I use it. Win MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME is a waste of space, I've had MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME and it just causes problems Windows '98 & '98SE are better.

Get Windows XP because most new hardware comes with XP drivers only, and it does have some good features - and some bad ones.

All Operating Systems have drawbacks.

A Intel P4 3GHz with a good graphics card will run FS9 smoothly.


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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8138 times:

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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8062 times:

Although OS doesn't make that much difference, try and get Windows XP. Apparently is 10x as stable as Windows 98, and 3x as stable as Windows 2000.

Hardware is more important, I would recommend getting 1GB RAM if you can. Extra RAM doesn't cost much more but you will notice the difference, for one thing it helps FS load quicker.

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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

Well there is the CTD - Crash To Desktop problem that we all seem to have.

Am I just lucky then? I dont have that problem. FS2004 will run for days on end with no glitches. Even Alt-Tabing out of FS to use other progs while flying.

That only happend to me last year when I tried a new version of DirectX and NForce drivers which were buggy. But now they're all fixed up theres no probs.


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