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Smailey112 Guest

Hi, my dad is now in USA and have bought my new GeForce 8800 GTS...

But my question is, I got a AMD athlon X2 3800+, and 1 gb of RAM.

Would this be enough to make FSX run ok, or would i have to get more RAM as well???

Thanks for any respons

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oldsamer First Officer

Yes, more ram.

Even running FSX on winXp with all background processes disabled, expect to use 1.2 gb of "resource" when FSX sliders are set high @ 20 fps.

I have 2 gb and FSX runs comfortably under winXp, Vista will need more I hear.

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Rodney Jacobs (GundamWZero) Captain

I would change the processor as well....check to see if your motherboard can accept a dual core processor. If it does, I'll pick up a AMD 64 X2 processor.

Smailey112 Guest

I would change the processor as well....check to see if your motherboard can accept a dual core processor. If it does, I'll pick up a AMD 64 X2 processor.

If u read it again, it says that i have a AMD athlon X2 +3800😛

So know what do u say?😀

Smailey112 Guest

Sorry, one more thing...

Some people say that the 8800 GTS needs alot of cooling, would it be a smart thing to install another case fan that blowes straight at the video card?

Thanks😀

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

I have the AMD 3800+ and I gig of ram but no tthe 8800. It is not the best but for under $550 you get what you pay for.

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anonymouse91 First Officer

The more the ram, the better 😀
The graphics card you've bought will improve things but the 1GB of RAM might limit performance. I would recommend upgrading your RAM as much as your motherboard will allow or your budget will allow.

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Tom (cthiggin) First Officer

Hello fellow simmers,
I have had the 8800GTS 640 Meg Video Card for about a month now. Thought it would solve everything - Of course, it didn't - Added another gig ram for total of 3 - I am getting about 15 - 20 FPS - better than before - with all tsr's closed - The GTS is a wonderul product, taking up a pci-e + another pci slot - BIG CARD - good cooling fan - The problem is that the Drivers for the 8800 are quite there yet - not 100% compatible with DX10 (I have Vista) AND Vista DX10 is not 100% yet -
Had a tech call with MS Gaming Tech - He told me the above - he said 3 -4 months away - with DX10 tweaked by MS, with Nvidia drivers tweaked, with SP1 for FSX, that I could expect to get in the 50 - 60 FPS - without going to duo-core processor - I sure hope he is right - I told him I had spent hi-dollars to solve the fsp problem - his reply - you did not do it in vain, maybe pre-maturily, but you'll definately be ready when ALL is tweaked and cleaned up - REALLY HOPE HE'S RIGHT - my 2cents for whatever it's worth.
cthiggin

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Rodney Jacobs (GundamWZero) Captain

Smailey112 wrote:

I would change the processor as well....check to see if your motherboard can accept a dual core processor. If it does, I'll pick up a AMD 64 X2 processor.

If u read it again, it says that i have a AMD athlon X2 +3800😛

So know what do u say?😀

Apparently, I can't read. Embarassed

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