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New System For MS FS2004 Performance Question  
User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7847 times:

I just ordered a Dell Inspiron 9200 notebook with the following specs:
Pentium M 725 processor (1.6 ghz/400 Mhz FSB)
1GB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz 2 Dimm
ATI's™ Mobility Radeon™ 9700 128 MB Graphics Card
XP Professional

What kind of performance can I expect out of Fs2004 on this system, i.e. visual quality, graphics quality at a target frame rate of 25-35 fps. Can I move the sliders anywhere close to max? Any info or educated guesses would be greatly appreciated. Can't wait to get it loaded up as I paid a pretty penny.

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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7780 times:

That looks very good, particularly in terms of graphics and RAM. You can definitely expect 25-30fps, with near max sliders. With everything totally maxed out and full AI (i.e. UT or PAI) it would be considerably less, but for most things on FS2004 it will suit you fine.

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User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

LHR27C: Thanks for your response. The only thing I was concerned about was the slower CPU at 1.6 ghz. I wish I could've gotten a pentium 4 with HT technology. Do you think this will make much of a difference. Oh, I also have a sidewinder forcefeedback joystick. Does that change anything.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6534 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7787 times:

Not to mention, if you decides to become an AI power user (ie. ditch the PAI aircraft and go with AIA, FSP, CD, FM etc instead), you can really win back some FPS. A fast example would be, that for each PAI B767 (v2) aircraft you have, you could have 2 AI Aardvark models instead without losing a single FPS.

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