G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8670 times:
I have a laptop that has the following specs: Intel Centrino 1.5GHZ and 256Mb RAM. Unfortunately, the computer that I normally use for FS2004 is some 6000 miles away. To make matters worse, I need to log a flight for my VA at least once per calender month. Would it be possible to get decent frame rates ie 10+ in FS2004 with Autogen off, building density set to around normal and no AI? Furthermore, I have found a shop where I can get FS2002 for £19.99, how will FS2002 run on my laptop config?
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8576 times:
ZKSUJ - I think some people would dispute that with you . It depends on the laptop specs. I was doing an FS9 presentation last week with a laptop which had a 2.8Ghz Pentium 4, 1GB RAM and an ATI Mobile Radeon 9600, projecting the display onto the screen and also with a full set speakers. It ran very smoothly throughout the demo (1 and a half hours), and I had most of the sliders maxed. I think the only problem with laptops and FS is their lack of space for cooling, so you need to watch the CPU temperature.
G-KIRAN - I agree you should be able to run FS smoothly with those specs, just keep the sliders down as you say.
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
GEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8550 times:
ZKSUJ, your are right about some having issues with the laptops and FS2004. I saw a post recently (well in the last month or so) that someone was having problems with their laptop and running FS2004. However they did not provide the specs on their laptop, so it was hard to say if it was a FS2004 issue or their laptop.
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2082 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8540 times:
I suppose it's possible to have problems, but I doubt you would. I have multiple computers, but my two primary computers are laptops (1 Notebook, 1 Tablet PC), the notebook is a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a 2.0GHz P4m, 512mb RAM, 64MB Mobility Radeon 9000, Windows XP Pro SP2, I run FS 2004 with all of the graphics settings maxed (even runs at 1600x1200) on an almost daily basis without any problems what-so-ever.
Your specs seem ok, RAM might slow it down a tad, but it shouldn't be too much of a problem. What kind of video card do you have?
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8530 times:
I have a dell Inspiron 5150, Pentium4, 3.06 GHz, 512 1ddr ram, with a 60GB HD and I was having trouble with both FS2002 and FS2004. But the computer seemed to be having trouble with only that game. Then a friend mentioned this to me and I have been having no trouble at all. Try this if you have XP:
and your computer will run a lot better and I have had no problem since. It just seems that I had too many background programs for it to run smoothly. It may not be the solution, but as I said, I have had no problem with it.