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How To Make FS2002/2004 Run Faster?  
User currently offlineAerlingus330 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14516 times:

Hi, I recently bought Flight Simulatior 2002 professional and the frame rates on it are terrible. It is slow and just generaly isnt working properly.
So I put the graphics to lowest and It had virtually no affect on the proformance, so I figured out that it has to be my computer.

My computer is-
Windows 98
550 HMz
15 GB hardrive
56 Mb of RAM (or 64MB...im not to sure)

Anyway, I am thinking of getting Windows upgrade to upgrade my Windows 98 to Windows XP, but im not sure if it will make my computers proformance increase enough to run Fs 2002 or Fs2004.
Does anyone know from my computers information now, what it will be like after I get the Upgrade.


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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 14484 times:

I wouldnt bother even trying to put windows XP on your pc until you have at least 512mb RAM.

Also you should look to upgrade your CPU. oh and what Graphics card do you have? I'm guessing something like an original Geforce or TNT2 based on your other specs.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14437 times:

Don't feel bad about your framerates - I had to uninstall some scenery like OGG & HNL because I was getting single digit rates. I have a NVIDIA 5900,XP 2 gig processor and 1 gig DDRM....

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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 14404 times:

There's a great free program available from AVSIM, made by Ken Salter who is the AVSIM Forums Manager. It's called FS Autostart, and it automatically shuts down processes that aren't needed when FS starts, and then starts them up when FS is closed, thereby conserving processor power for FS itself. Not sure if it works with FS2k2 though.

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User currently offlineAerlingus330 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14401 times:

I bought a Laptop today with-

Windows XP
256 RAM
533 HMz
30-40 GB Harddrive

I think this will be enough to run my flight simulator 2002 smoothly, but I dunno if it will run Fs2004 with good framerates.


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User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1190 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14398 times:

I doubt your laptop will run it any better. I don't have FS2004 yet, I'm still running 2002.

My specs are P3 850MHz, 640MB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive, 3dfx Voodoo3 running Windows 98SE. It's a pretty obsolete computer, but it runs FS2002 acceptably with all the sliders set to medium.

You'd need a good processor, lots of RAM, and a good video card.

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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14394 times:

My specs are P4 3ghz, 120GB hard drive, 1024mb RAM, Nvidia FX 2500 256mb and running Windows XP pro, FS 2002 is excellent on this but sometimes i have problems, but it just shows you that there are some systems that meet the requirements, but some programs don't work well on that system. Also, before running any programs like FS, your PC should have double the recommended sysyem requirements.


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14405 times:

Dogfighter2111- When your p.c/laptop has double of the requirements, will it run with good framerates?

My new laptop, nearly has double the requirements for fs2002...so if it has good framerates on it, i will be happy


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