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JonnyKoala Guest

I have just bought FS2004 - triffic. I am running it on a Dell 2.66GHz with a 128MB graphics card and 512MB RAM. I want to increase my resolution of scenery and weather effects, but it's really slowing my frame rate down.

I was wondering whether slapping in another 256MB or even 512MB of RAM would make a substantial difference? Look forward to some advice from you experts!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

As long as your motherboard can take more, use it.
Bump it up as much as possible, 1 gig with that CPU would be great. I've seen many "home built" machines listed with 2 gig's of ram, that's pushing it but it's a cheap investment compared to others.
What 128mb card do you have.

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JonnyKoala Guest

Thanks RadarMan.

Graphics card is a NVidia GeForce FX5200. Not sure if this is any good, but am hoping it's got enough power to handle FS2004.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Anonymous wrote:

Part of this and another post deal with that card.
https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/1558/cockpit-view-not-visualizing-flight-instruments/

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Turtle5x5 Trainee

That video card "fx 5200" is really poor. I had a geforce 4 4200Ti and replaced it with a 5200 thinking it would be better. It's not! It was slower! I then got a 5700 ultra which is faster than the 4200Ti. Now I have a ATI 9800 pro which I'm pretty happy with.

The point is, That card will give you poor frame rates no matter how much RAM you have.

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tomthetank Chief Captain

😂 Before you bin the card have a read of this earlier post regarding a fx5200 ➡

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/1121/video-card-question/

These exact settings may not work on your pc ......but try and start there and lower things bit by bit if its not right

I hope it helps(as it may save you $$$)

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Scondy1 Trainee

JonnyKoala wrote:

I have just bought FS2004 - triffic. I am running it on a Dell 2.66GHz with a 128MB graphics card and 512MB RAM. I want to increase my resolution of scenery and weather effects, but it's really slowing my frame rate down.

I was wondering whether slapping in another 256MB or even 512MB of RAM would make a substantial difference? Look forward to some advice from you experts!

YES THAT should MAKE THE FRAME RATE BETTER BUT WHAT I DO IS WHENEVER I'M WORKING WITH WATER I MAKE THE WATER RES BETTER AND THE SAME WITH LAND.

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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

HI there - Guarantee you'll find a positive difference with 1024Mb ... My friend upgraded from 512 to 1024 DDR RAM and Flight Sim rund amazingly on his system

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