TimeForFlight
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FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 12:52 pm

hey. i am about to build my own computer and will obviously be building it to specifications where FS 2002 will work superbly. my current system runs fs 2000 very poorly, and i was wandering what sorts of graphics cards, etc. you guys have running in your computers to put FS 2002 at its peak performance. if you have any suggestions as to what may work best, id really appreciate that too.
thanks
isaac
 
9V-SVE
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 2:28 pm

I have a low end system, but over there at Avsim these are the standards:

1 GHz CPU
512mb RAM
GeForce3 64mb Video Card
A Joystick (Microsoft Sidewinder or Force Feedback)
Yoke
 
jwenting
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 2:43 pm

Quite reasonable performance on this (midrange) system:
P4-1.6
1024MB PC133 SDRAM
GeForce 2Ti 64MB vidcard
Suncom Talon+SFS throttle and CH Yoke (not at the same time, still trying to find a splitter)
CH Pro pedals
Asus P4B mainboard
Maxtor UDMA100 harddisk (+5 Maxtor/Quantum UDMA66 harddisks)
52x CDROM
Windows 2000Pro

performance would be better with RIMM instead of SDRAM but at the time I bought it that would have been over 4 times as expensive and well over budget.
I wish I were flying
 
airbus_330_340
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 2:52 pm

Great Performance on this amazing system

AMD Athlon XP 2100
512MB PC-2700 DDR
Ati Radeon 8500 128mb video card
16x DVD Rom
40x CD burner
80GB Western Digital 7200RPM UDMA 100 Hard Disk
Sound Blaster Audigy Sound Card
Asus A7V333 motherboard
 
crank
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 2:52 pm

having experienced FS2002 on both Pentium and Athlon, I would recommend an Athlon. Both computers I tried FS2002 on had the same specs except for the processors, the P4 1.7 was running FS in the 15-20 fps range, and the Athlon was running more in the 30-35 fps range, with all the sliders maxed out.

Go for an AMD Athlon XP 1800+/1900+ if you can afford it.
 
9V-SVE
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sat May 04, 2002 3:34 pm

My system sucks with an Pentium III CPU, 192mb RAM, 32mb Video Card, and Windows 98 Home Edition. Max frames I get is 16. But I'm happy with that.
 
EGGD
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Mon May 06, 2002 3:07 am

Does this mean FS2002 is more CPU intensive than FS2000? I have FS2K and here is my current setup:

Athlon 1.2ghz
512mb DIMM RAM
Geforce 2 MX400 64mb
Sound Blaster Live! (shite!)
20gb HDD 7200rpm
KK266Plus-R motherboard.

It runs at 24fps with a POSKY aircraft with everything maxed out.

I can get up to 60fps with a POSKY plane whilst looking down, and 40fps is average.

hmm...
 
covert
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sun May 12, 2002 1:38 pm

2k2 pro flies fine with a
celeron 1000
256mb
16mb
20gb 5200rpm
cheap $10 gameport joystick
none
 
wietse
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sun May 12, 2002 6:12 pm

Dan, FS2000 is more intensive than FS2002. This is one of the best things microsoft has changed.
Wietse de Graaf
 
jwenting
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sun May 12, 2002 6:17 pm

Not really Wietse.
FS2002 can do what FS2000 could on a lower-spec machine, but if you turn on all the new features it takes a lot more.
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wietse
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sun May 12, 2002 8:18 pm

I didn't exactly find a difference in performance, but it is what microsoft keeps telling you. The worst thing for your framerates is the Autogen Scenery. Although I fly with everything maxed out, Autogen scenery turned off gives a much better performance.

Wietse de Graaf
 
sharpnfuzzy
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Mon May 13, 2002 3:07 am

I posted this in another thread but i'll post it here too.

If anyone wants to get the full performance out of their system, there are 4 areas on which to concentrate; CPU speed, RAM(amount & speed), Video Card, and BUS speed.

If any one of those is really inferior compared to the others, you won't be getting anywhere near full performance out of your system.
 
TimeForFlight
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Wed May 15, 2002 5:44 am

sounds good - my budget is around $2000 - not much over, and considering that im building this computer myself, i can easily get a $3000 system dell might sell for 2/3 the price... i do plan on going with an athlon and a GeForce 4 chip...
 
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Fri May 17, 2002 10:29 am

Im running FS2K2 perfectly on a:

256MB RAM
32MB Nvidia Rive TNT64
AMD Duron 650mhz (lol!)
 
B777
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RE: FS 2002 Systems

Sun May 19, 2002 10:40 am

I run FS2002 on a:

256MB RAM
64MB GeForce2 MX400
P Celeron 600MHZ (lol!)

I am planning to upgrade sometime to a 1.8GHz machine but I can tell you that FS2002 definately runs better on the same computer with similar settings.

Regards,

James

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