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    When I want to install a new FSX on a home computer, what should i look for while searching requirement of the gaming package?

    I have a system in mind I always look at, I need the size of HDD, Memory, Graphic, ETC..

    Thanks..

  • #2
    Key things to look for not exclusive to a manufacturer

    -4 gigs of ram
    -Dedicated video card memory, don't buy something with an integrated video card.
    -HDMI output on the video card
    -1 Tb of hard drive space

    I have an HP with similar specs an FSX run very smoothly.

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    • #3
      ...and if it helps I have an HP Pavilion with a Core(TM2) Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz CPU, 3 Gb RAM, NVIDIA 8500 GT graphics card and a 500 Gb hard drive. This in a machine almost 1 year old.

      FSX works fine. Don't bother setting frames per second any higher than 30. The human eye can't distinguish any difference above that speed and all you'll do is waste processor power if you set it any higher.
      If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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      • #4
        Yes, but theres one thing that drives me crazy, I run FS9 with a decent amount of add-ons , I am not very content with my FS9 frame rate so I spent some $ for a used video card (Radeon X800 GTO).
        I fear that I have to not only spend more $ but also some 20 hours to install FSX with the equivalent add-ons. Or is it possible to use all my FS9 add-ons for FSX?
        Single core cpu is not recommended for FSX as I understand?
        That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
        The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
        And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
        Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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        • #5
          There are some pretty cool "barebones" packages on tigersdirect.com, which you might want to look at. I've been looking at this one,thinking this should get me 30 fps on FSX. I must stress that I am by no means an expert and am still researching things.


          http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=B69-0112

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SammyG View Post
            There are some pretty cool "barebones" packages on tigersdirect.com, which you might want to look at. I've been looking at this one,thinking this should get me 30 fps on FSX. I must stress that I am by no means an expert and am still researching things.


            http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=B69-0112

            Thenyou may find this of interest... http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...s/phenom_9600/
            If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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