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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4631 posts, RR: 23
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6977 times:

Hey all,

I am starting to look for a new computer. My computers as of right now have good p4 processors but lack in the graphics card etc department, so they have been mediocre with flight sim. What are the specs of a computer that would perform really well with FS2004? Any suggestions?


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User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

If you want something that's compatible with your current P4 and motherboard setup i'd suggest a Radeon 9800 series with 128mb of ram (which would be enough) or 256 if you want to be extravagent.

If you're looking for a new system altogether, try an Athlon 64 with PCI-E Radeon X800 card. This, however, will require the purchase of Dual Channel ram which would make the total bill quite high.

My setup is:

Athlon XP 2700+

Radeon 9700 pro 128mb

1280mb pc2700 system ram

I get good FPS except for around very densely populatewd areas such as London Heathrow.

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User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 519 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

Pentium 4's run more pleasantly with nVidia cards, but then again its and nVidia card. The only "good" (I use the term loosley) nVidia card would be the MX5200 series.

Frankly I'd just chuck the Pentium 4 and go for an Athlon processor and a Radeon 9800.

And be sure to load up on RAM, specifically 1 gig. RAM and smooth performance go together like strawberries and cream.

Holy sh*ts and burritos.
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