Is it my ram

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Taylor Crockett (taylorc) Trainee

my computer is running FSX on Windows home edition most of my settings on FSX are at meddium
some one said that my computer is good but the ram isnt
im willing to pay money to upgrade so will i need to ungrade anythoing else as well as my ram (or tell me if my ram is fine)
here are my specifications:
compaq presario intel celuron cpu 3.06GHZ
3.07 GHz 448 mb of ram
hard disk 80 gb
dont know how to find out about video card or grafix card

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taylorc wrote:

compaq presario intel celuron cpu 3.06GHZ
3.07 GHz 448 mb of ram
hard disk 80 gb
dont know how to find out about video card or grafix card

I honestly am actually surprised that you can run FSX at all. If you want to know more about your specs, download and run the Belarc advisor -- it's safe. This would probably be the first thing to look at.

There's gonna be a whole lotta stuff on the page once you've run Belarc. Just post your specs here -- nothing else. 😎

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Taylor Crockett (taylorc) Trainee

heres my full specs now what should i update or should i just by a new pc lol

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Compaq Presario 061 EP058AA-ABU SR1705UK GB610 0nx0411RE101ASTER00
System Serial Number: CNN60807MM
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.07 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Hewleet-Packard Asterope 1.0
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.07 01/27/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
44.30 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HP DVD Writer 740b [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
SAMSUNG SP0802N/R [Hard drive] (80.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S0DJJ10A119630, rev TK200-04, SMART Status: Healthy 448 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 256 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 73.61 GB 41.54 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 6.43 GB 2.77 GB free
Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Compaq_Owner 08/04/2007 10:54:04 (admin)
Darren 04/04/2007 18:48:22 (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never
SUPPORT_fddfa904 never

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

Lexmark 2200 Series on USB002
Lexmark 730 Series on USB001
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
ATI IDE Controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x) ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [Display adapter]
Generic Television [Monitor]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n HSHYA02507, October 2005)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (2x) Logitech Microphone (Fusion)
Realtek High Definition Audio
Communications Other Devices

1394 Net Adapter
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:16:EC:12:67😀0

Networking Dns Server:
VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device
USB Human Interface Device (3x)
Logitech QuickCam Fusion
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)
Logitech USB Camera (Fusion)
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (3x)

if you can understand it lol its copyed from that belarc advisor


computer is not the greatest, but ok. (there is no greatest computer, LOL)

just add RAM to 2 GB.

it would help.

but don't expect to run FSX at full resolution. NO computer can do that yet.

if you got lots of money, buy a 8800 graphics card. It will cost you more than the computer.

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Taylor Crockett (taylorc) Trainee

im going to increase my ram cause at the momont im using 2 256 mb ram sticks but i have ordered two 1 gb ram sticks i have done a check and my computer can use them so im really exited

im upgrding to vista soon so lets hope that that will improve it aswell
thnx for all your help guys


don't bother with vista. it won't help.

fsx is not on directx yet, not until the end of the year anyway. there is no hurry to upgrade to vista.

also directx requires a directx graphics card (e.g. 8800), so even if you have vista and fsx directx, but no directx graphics card, you are nothing.

the most important point:
unless you are getting a computer pre-loaded with vista, otherwise don't bother. you will need new drivers for all the hardware, etc. it is just not worth the trouble. (unless you are really good with computer stuff)


I meant dx 10.

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