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MS2004 On Dual-Core Computers

Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:02 pm

Dear All

I have descided to go back to FS2004 after hearing alot of the hoo haa about FSX not being able to run well on current machines. My old computer which I no longer have, was a P4 2.4ghz with 512mb of RAM. I am currently thinking of buying something that is at least equivalent to a P4 3ghz with 1mb RAM. However I have read elsewhere and on this forum somewhere that Fs2004 is not optimized for dual core operatiuon and that it will run faster on a P4 3ghz single core machine than a 2offghz dual core setup. Is this true?

Would it be better to buy a Celeron at 3+ghz and lots of ram than a low-end dual core set up also with lots of RAM to get a smooth (15-20 fps) performance in FS2004? I am aiming to use some freeware scenary airport addones, dense AFCAD and the odd bit of high-tech planes such as PMDG's 747.

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RE: MS2004 On Dual-Core Computers

Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:55 pm

I'm running FS2004 on a Dell 640M with a dual core 2.0Ghz Intel, 1 gig of RAM and 64mb of shared video memory. I don't have much add-on scenery or other add-ons for that matter (save the usual freeware aircraft) but the game runs fine on this setup, I'm quite pleased actually!
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RE: MS2004 On Dual-Core Computers

Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:32 am

Although FS9 isn't using both cores, it has the whole of one core for itself leaving the other for running everything else.
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RE: MS2004 On Dual-Core Computers

Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:44 am

What about the new Quad processors?
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RE: MS2004 On Dual-Core Computers

Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:46 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
What about the new Quad processors?

Same thing for FS9 and FSX only uses 2.

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