jamesbaldwyn
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What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:37 am

My current specs are:


1GB DDR RAM
Nvida Ge Force 6200 128MB Graphics Card
AMD Sepron 2500+ 1.7Ghz Processer

XP Home Edition

I can't remember what size my hard drive is but i have approx 85% used on purley FS which is FS9, FS9 Addons and FSX will I benifit from a bigger hard drive?!

Thanks a million for your help guys n gals!
 
yegspotter
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:09 am

In my opinion, you definitely need more CPU power. I've been tweaking FSX for months now, and I've come to the conclusion that FSX is heavily CPU dependant. I recently installed a top end video card (Radeon X1950 XTX) and found very little improvement from a framerate point of view - my processor seems to be holding things up (Athalon 64 3800 - 2.4 gHz). I've played around a little with overclocking my system, and found some improved framerates that way. Unfortunately, my motherboard is quite unstable when it has been overclocked, so I cannot leave things at the higher settings. Rumor has it that MS is issuing a patch soon (SP1) and it's supposed to address some of the performance issues - let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.....


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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:24 am

Does upgrading a processor mean new motherboard and does that mean re-installing windows?

Sorry Noob with processers!  Smile
 
elcableguy77
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:28 am

Most likely, it will require a new motherboard. Normally, it wouldn't mean a reinstall of Windows, as you aren't messing with the hard drives.
Some more memory might be in order, as well.
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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 3):
Some more memory might be in order, as well.

Yea and some money  Smile I have found an AMD 3500+ 2.2Ghz I like for £ 40 or $ 85
 
elcableguy77
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:50 am

Is your memory a single 1GB stick or 2 512MB? Memory isn't THAT expensive (and I know that's a relative term).

The processor sounds good. It will definitely mean a new motherboard for you.
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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:52 am

Its a 1GB stick i have one slot left
 
elcableguy77
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:23 am

Then a matching 1GB stick would be in order.  Smile
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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: What Do I Need To Upgrade On My PC To Improve FSX?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:42 am

Ok I will get a man in and find out if the processer I have found is compatible and also the best motherboard if needed can be found?!


Thanks Guys !

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