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FS2004 + Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX on XP

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dannyboy2005 First Officer

Hello

I have splashed out on a new graphics card, Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX ready for when i get fsx, i have been playing in fs2004 for the mean while and i have all settings in fs to max, and the graphc card has the latest drivers and the settings are "4x AA, 8X AF" but the problem is i'm getting about 18 - 25 FPS, especially around heathrow and New York. This is a 768MB Graphcis card, so i expect full graphics but everything is slightly stuttery. I have my frames locked at 27FPS and i have the correct screen resolution.

Any suggestions

Ta!

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Tailhook Chief Captain

1GB of RAM looks a bit on the thin side. Think

Jamie4590 Guest

I've been dribbling over that graphics card every time I get a copy of PCGamer. Drool

As suggested upgrading your RAM is a must. Then you can unlock the true wonders of your card.

I want to build my own system so I can build a high end rig at a fraction of the cost. Dos anyone have any experience at putting together computers?

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dannyboy2005 First Officer

I've got 768MB graphics card, surley the computer can use some 'MB' from that?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Jamie4590 wrote:

I've been dribbling over that graphics card every time I get a copy of PCGamer. Drool

As suggested upgrading your RAM is a must. Then you can unlock the true wonders of your card.

I want to build my own system so I can build a high end rig at a fraction of the cost. Dos anyone have any experience at putting together computers?

Indeed.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

dannyboy2005 wrote:

I've got 768MB graphics card, surley the computer can use some 'MB' from that?

Absolutely not. Two different universes. Very Happy

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dannyboy2005 First Officer

oh right

Jamie4590 Guest

Hi Tailhook, Have you built your own computer?

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mossy First Officer

really, building a pc from the various components is not all that complicated. Buy the bits (RAM, Proccesor, Motherboard, Graphics card, DVD drives, etc.) A lot of the time they come with instructions on how to put them together, and the motherboard should alwayts come with instructions on how to install an operating system and configure the BIOS. I have a great guide in a pc magazine that I bought mainly to read about the ups and downs of vista which I could type out and email to you if you can fond no other source of info on the web.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Jamie4590 wrote:

Hi Tailhook, Have you built your own computer?

I have indeed Jamie. The one I've been using for one and a half years now. If nothing else, I can alert you of the pitfalls and some of the hype which can and should be avoided.

I'll be building a new one once the dust has settled and the manufacturers of the essential parts have come to an agreement that we mere mortals can work with without having to go back to university and apply for a job at NASA. Very Happy

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ARD-DC Captain

Jamie4590 wrote:

I want to build my own system so I can build a high end rig at a fraction of the cost. Dos anyone have any experience at putting together computers?

It's much better to build it yourself then to buy it off the shelves....just be prepared and willing to spend a lot of time researching what you want to put in there, and determine the balance between your desires and your budget. The research before buying is the most important thing to do, if you want your home-built rig to meet your expectations in my view.

There are plenty of people here that have experience with this, Tailhook as you saw above, myself, and a number of others as well I'm sure, so we'll be here to throw suggestions at you would you get stuck at some point Smile

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tiger7881 Captain

Hey, can you post some screenshots how it works on your comp, thx much appriciate. I am looking for buying this video card in the future. Wink

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Tailhook Chief Captain

ARD-DC wrote:

....just be prepared and willing to spend a lot of time researching what you want to put in there, and determine the balance between your desires and your budget. The research before buying is the most important thing to do...

The best advice anyone could give on the subject.

Jamie4590 Guest

Thanks for offering the support guys. My first question is what does quad-core processors have over duel-core except the huge difference in price? I just want a rig that can handle any games I throw at it such as the latest releases so is quad-core overkill? Also, what is SLI and what do I need to consider before going for duel graphics cards or single. Finally whats the RAM to go for and with a quality motherboard and processor whats the upper limit of RAM available. Is 4gig RAM attainable? Thanks for the feedback.

Jamie

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I think you should start a new topic in the Hardware Forum Jamie Umm...

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