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User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Not entirely sure what forum to post this in, but It's all to do with my aviation hobby of Flight Simming so here goes...

For simming I have a laptop with 3.06Ghz Pentium 4, 900MB RAM and a 128MB Graphics card.
One of my friends wants to swap my laptop for his desktop, I'd prefer a desktop for simming as you can upgrade it, here's his spec: 2.93Ghz Pentium 4, 1 Gig of RAM (upgradable to 4 Gig) and he also has a 128MB Graphics card, which I'd be able to upgrade, he'd also throw in 100 pounds which is very generous. What I want is some general advice on whether I should go ahead with it? I'm still going to think about it for a while though.

One main concern is his 2.93Ghz processor, its less than mine, will this be noticable performance wise?

Any advice at all would be very much appreciated.
Thanks

Lawrence  Smile


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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1878 times:

Quoting LawrenceMck (Thread starter):
One of my friends wants to swap my laptop for his desktop, I'd prefer a desktop for simming as you can upgrade it,

Sounds like a fair swap.

Quoting LawrenceMck (Thread starter):
One main concern is his 2.93Ghz processor, its less than mine, will this be noticable performance wise?

Negligable, if at all. Is the 2.93 a Pentium 4 or an Athlon? Either way, with the extra RAM in the desktop, you may even be a bit faster than the laptop. The upgradability of the desktop, is a real plus.

Is he going to give you the monitor and all the extras?

I'd do the deal in a minute. I don't like simming on a laptop.

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1878 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
Negligable, if at all. Is the 2.93 a Pentium 4 or an Athlon?

Its a Pentium 4

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
s he going to give you the monitor and all the extras?

All extras are included

Lawrence
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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting LawrenceMck (Reply 2):
All extras are included

I'd do this deal. Use the extra 100lbs to put towards a sweet video card or some more memory!

Russ wave 



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1870 times:

If the deal seeems fair go for it. But ditch that 128 card as soon as funds allow. Higher Ram on the video card usually means better performance with MS FS.

Regards
R  Smile



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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Take his hand off, do the deal and with the extra cash make further improvements.

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