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atomother
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Quick?, Will This Laptop Run Msfsx?

Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:57 am

Been trying to do some searching on what Microsoft Flight Sim X would need to run smoothly and am having a hard time deciding if I should pay a few hundred bucks more for this laptop that would/maybe play it or if I should just not even worry about spending that money and get a cheaper laptop and just forget about the new flight sim.

Thinking about getting this setup but want to make sure that it will play the newest flight sim and some other of today's games:

Dell XPS 1525
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
HARD DRIVE Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
VIDEO CARD 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT

Am hoping this will play it smooth at high settings... and if not, is this even in the ballpark? Any thoughts?

Thanks for the help
 
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RE: Quick?, Will This Laptop Run Msfsx?

Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:12 pm



Quoting Atomother (Thread starter):
Am hoping this will play it smooth at high settings... and if not, is this even in the ballpark? Any thoughts?

I think you're getting pretty close. It's fairly similar to my desktop setup, and although it doesn't run it amazingly well at high settings, it's not too bad. I think ultimately you'll probably want to upgrade to one of the newer Direct-X 10 video cards, but everything else looks pretty good.

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dl767captain
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RE: Quick?, Will This Laptop Run Msfsx?

Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:59 pm

That should be perfect for FSX even on High/Very High settings.

Right now i have an iMac 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2gb ram 250GB Hard Drive with ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory running FSX through boot camp and it works fine.
 
atomother
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RE: Quick?, Will This Laptop Run Msfsx?

Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:49 am

Thanks for the input. When you guys say "high/veryhigh settings" does that mean that it is just the scenery that is really detailed?

I guess the thing I am really interested in is using it as a good trainer for IFR stuff with the G1000 172, light twins, and even smaller airliners. Can I expect that laptop to run smoothly or will it be all choppy and maybe even freeze or give me the slow motion effect?
 
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RE: Quick?, Will This Laptop Run Msfsx?

Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:26 pm



Quoting Atomother (Reply 3):
Thanks for the input. When you guys say "high/veryhigh settings" does that mean that it is just the scenery that is really detailed?

when i say high/very high settings i mean on everything, scenery, aircraft detail etc

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