computer specs

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I just got a new computer, i am not really concerned about all of the graphic settings set to the max but will this new computer run FS9 at an average level? My current computer won't run it at all.

Specs include.
Processor - Intel Pentium 4 Processor 520 with HT Technology (2.8GHz)
memory - 512MB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz
video card- 128MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE

hard drive-80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM
sound card--Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit ADVANCED HD Audio,100dB/Dolby Digital/96KHz/7.1

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Your CPU is more than enough.
The amount of ram is sufficient although if you brought it up to 1 gig it would be better.
Your video card is lacking some but will be sufficient, getting a new card should be your first priority if you ever want to upgrade.

In other words, get it and you'll have a good time with some good settings, no not maxed out.


DonWood Guest

Radarman - Tagging along on the original post, I am running a 2.4G Pentium 4 w/256K RAM. I am going to upgrade to either 756K or 1024K RAM, depending on how many slots I have. What do you recemmend for an upgraded video card.

FS09 ran well on the 256K RAM but I downloaded the USA Roads you recemmended and it has definately slowed the refresh rate down and I occasionally get a frame freeze for a few seconds. I assume the RAM upgrade should take care of that.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

XP uses 128mb to run, that left you with 128mb for all the programs running in the background and the sim.
The more Ram you have the faster the textures render.
As for Video cards, read this post and be sure to click on the Tomshardware link.
Get the best you can afford, you will get better FPS.


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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

RadarMan, you forgot to put the link for DonWood. But here it is. I'll put it for you, hehe:

I think that this was the link that you wanted to put. It shows the Tomshardware link.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Thank you, old age is setting in.


DonWood Guest

Thanks for the help guys. I'm going shopping tomorrow.

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

You're welcome RadarMan. Now I see the causes of being old... 😂

DonWood, which video card are you going to buy? Just for curiosity.

DonWood Guest

I live in a fairly remote area so I'm not sure which choices I will have. I made a note of the top six in the link Radarman referred me to and I'll try and find one of those. If I can't, I'll probably wait until I have to go to town and just do the RAM upgrade for now.

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