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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Hi guys,
I'm getiing a new pc in a week or 2. Is it good?here are the specs:

Pentium D820 Dual core 2x 2.80GHZ
250Gb Hard Drive 7200rpm 8mb cache
Windows Vista (capability at least,does anyone know when it's coming out?)
2GB RAM
Dual 16x CD+DVD Drive and burner
256mb Nvidia GeForce 7900GS ❤️
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy

Ok, So i know It's good, but is it good enough to run FSX?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Nice! Don't forget Vista will use at least 1 ig for itself, you may want to bump that up to 3 or 4 gigs of ram.

Radar

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

😳 😳

Looks good to me ❗ ❗

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

Great to hear that, good enought for vista.and FSX. 😀

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Thanks,
Rm, I kicked it up to 4GB RAM and just ordered it.
I'm a bit worried cause it'll arive here in the US after I leave so I'll probably need to send it via airmail and I hope it'll be ok...

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RadarMan Chief Captain

hms_endeavour wrote:

Thanks,
Rm, I kicked it up to 4GB RAM and just ordered it.
I'm a bit worried cause it'll arive here in the US after I leave so I'll probably need to send it via airmail and I hope it'll be ok...

How about http://www.ups.com/ .

Radar

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

RadarMan wrote:

hms_endeavour wrote:

Thanks,
Rm, I kicked it up to 4GB RAM and just ordered it.
I'm a bit worried cause it'll arive here in the US after I leave so I'll probably need to send it via airmail and I hope it'll be ok...

How about http://www.ups.com/ .

Radar

Yeah maybe...
I might just be there on time, going to see what the estimate shipping date for the pc is and also the estimated airmail to europe.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Well, Insured ups shipping is 254.08$ so I'm not sure sure about that...
As Long as it comes on the 22nd, I can bring it back on a plane...carry on...

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Rm or anybody else, A question just surfaced in my mind:
If I get this gfx Card with this pc, it'll be compatible with dx9. What about when dx10 comes out? Can I just download an update? Or will the gfx card be useless? Thanks in advance for your answers. 😉

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RadarMan Chief Captain

hms_endeavour wrote:

Rm or anybody else, A question just surfaced in my mind:
If I get this gfx Card with this pc, it'll be compatible with dx9. What about when dx10 comes out? Can I just download an update? Or will the gfx card be useless? Thanks in advance for your answers. 😉

At this time there aren't any cards that can use DirectX 10, they'll work in Vista and FSX but you won't get the full value of DX 10.

If anyone knows of a card that will, please post a link or give the full name.

Radar

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

oK, but when DX10 Comes out, will this card be able to adjust?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

hms_endeavour wrote:

oK, but when DX10 Comes out, will this card be able to adjust?

Adjust??
It will run fine but will not use DirectX 10 it will still use DirectX 9.0c.
It'll work fine but you won't get the advantage of DX 10 to show off the details of FSX like a DX 10 card will.

We are running the demo now without DX 10, follow me.

Radar

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Hmm. So I won't be able to use DX10. Oh well. Do you think FSX will work well enough with DX9???
So when is Vista and DX10 coming out apprx.?
By the way... I' get the pc shipped to me while I'm sill here and I'll bring it back to europe via carry on.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

It'll work fine, you just won't get the detail like they describe in the promo's on the FSX website.

Vista, late January, so they say.

Much cheaper as carry-on, good luck with it. As long as it's still in the original packing it should survive the baggage handlers.

Radar

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cheechm First Officer

Just a question, is this a laptop? Because if you are travelling on a plane from US to Europe I think there may well be a customs maximum of $200. If it is a laptop, what you can do, it take it out of all of its packaging and mail the documents from US to Europe.

Nick 😀

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

No it's a desktop. I don't think the customs will say anything, because we're not selling it and it's for personal use, but i don't know.

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cheechm First Officer

What country are you arriving into? Because when I flew into London Heathrow a week or two ago I was only allowed to bring $200 of gifts into the UK.

Nick 😀

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Germany.Duessledorf.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

hmmm, so what if i upgrade to vista, but not to DX10 since my card can't use it? Can I use DX9 and Vista? Oh, and is there a way to "lock" fps to a certain number?thanks.

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