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Will FSX run on my system?!?!

   
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buckman7111
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:57 pm 

I pretty sure that it will but I want to make sure

160 GB hard drive (124 GB free space)

1022 MB (about 1GB) DDR2 RAM

Windows XP Professional ( 5.1, build 2600)

DirectX 9.0c (btw, how do i get directX 10?)

Dell dimension 9100 with 19" flat panel display (only paid $80 for the monitor!!!!)

Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00 GHz (2CPUs)

DVD Drive

RADEON X300 SE 128 MB
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SteveT
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:44 pm 

I'm not too sure but It definately won't run on my laptop Crying or Very sad
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RadarMan
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:37 pm 

Your ok for now but you'll need more ram when you change your OS to Windows Vista.
It alone needs 1 gig to run smoothly.

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buckman7111
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:19 pm 

Most people estimate the minimum amount of RAM neccessary for Vista is 512MB. Of course, it probably needs at least 1 GB to run smoothly like you said but I don't think I need MORE RAM. The OS is stored on the hard drive not the RAM card. We'll just have to watch it play out.Wink

I was more concerned about my graphics card. I thought maybe I needed a 256 MB card. I think I'll be okay though, its a RADEON card so I have faith in it.

Also, when is DirectX 10 coming out? I heard there is supposed to be a 9.0d next...but I also heard that FSX only runs on DirectX10
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RadarMan
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:29 pm 

buckman7111 wrote:
Most people estimate the minimum amount of RAM neccessary for Vista is 512MB. Of course, it probably needs at least 1 GB to run smoothly like you said but I don't think I need MORE RAM. The OS is stored on the hard drive not the RAM card. We'll just have to watch it play out.Wink

I was more concerned about my graphics card. I thought maybe I needed a 256 MB card. I think I'll be okay though, its a RADEON card so I have faith in it.

Also, when is DirectX 10 coming out? I heard there is supposed to be a 9.0d next...but I also heard that FSX only runs on DirectX10



Read this and check out the video, very interesting.

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6143883/p-4.html

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Greekman72
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:19 pm 

buckman7111 wrote:
The OS is stored on the hard drive not the RAM card. We'll just have to watch it play out.Wink


The OS indeed is stored to the HD but datas transfer speed to your CPU is depending to RAM.

Have a look at the following

http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column14/2.html

...and you will find that 1GB RAM isnt the same(feel)like 2GB.Except if we are secretaries and write word and excel...In this case yes 128MB is the same as 3GB because we will never use them. Wink But if you are a multitasker or a gamer ,the more RAM you have the less your system pushed for performance. Wink

Friendly and open to further discussion. Very Happy
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