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Murphy2007 Trainee

Hi i have a basic knowledge of computers but struggle to keep up to date lol and was wondering would this computer be good for FSX i haven't bought the computer as yet just waiting to see if you guys think its up to the job any help would be appreciated.

Here are the specs:

INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6600 (2 X 2.40GHz) 1066MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache

Memory (RAM)
4096 MB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (4x1GB)

Motherboard
ASUS® P5ND2 SE: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 2 PCI/3 PCI-E

Operating System
64 BIT WINDOWS® VISTA Home Premium

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
160GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)

Graphics Card
640MB GEFORCE 8800GTS PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

Sound Card
6 Channel RealTek Azalia AD1986A Audio

Thanks Guys!!

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

Very nice. You will have a mixture of High and Ultra high settings.

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Murphy2007 Trainee

737FLIER wrote:

Very nice. You will have a mixture of High and Ultra high settings.

Thanks Very Much

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PhilTaylor Trainee

I'd go for faster RAM. FSX will use it, we eat up main memory performance. DDR800 will time better to your 1066FSB than that 667.

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mdaskalos First Officer

Agree on the suggestion for faster RAM speed. Also, check out the Gigabyte P965 DS3 series of boards. They seem to pair with the E6600 Core 2 Duos very well.

mdaskalos

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Be sure to get a name brand power supply at least 700w.

Radar

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Murphy2007 Trainee

Thanks Guys

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

If you have the money you can upgrade you memory but that is fine.

If you don't care about ai traffic and you turn that off, you might be able to have all of your settings of Ultra High.

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JLangevin First Officer

It will probably be about a year before you REALLY find a system that can give FSX a run for its money.

Sure, Ive happened to achieve a steady 100fps, but that is with no AI traffic... I find that AI is almost unusable, since it will drop me below 20fps which is unacceptable.

I know that the guys over at ACES are surely having a hard time with keeping everyone happy, but be patient with them. Nothing has ever been perfect the first time around.

Even though I am happy that I can fly in FSX with scenery sliders all the way to the right, I am not happy about being the only plane in the sky. I hope that the next round of updates from ACES will address the issue of such large FPS hits derived from AI traffic.

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

I said before, you can run FSX full settings full ai with this set up.

Vista Ultimate
3.7ghz quad core
16gb 1066mhz memory
2tb harddrive
dual 8800ultra's
Dual 24nch monitors.

Expensive yes, powerful yes 😉

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JLangevin First Officer

Id bet you money that you cant... literally

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faust1200 First Officer

JLangevin wrote:

Id bet you money that you cant... literally

I agree. I have a system pretty close to that and I can't run everything to max.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Yep I agree also, no system made today can run it full out, in three years you will with full AI.

Radar

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Chris (chrisjoi) Trainee

I have been monitoring the forums for a few weeks with the idea of specificying a new computer. I have decided to wait a while and see how DX10 and Vista work out as well as the new generation of CPU's and Video cards. If I am going to spend five grand on a new computer I definetely want it to run FSX at full settings.

Thanks for the insight.

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