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Old 12-26-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default What Is The Problem?

hello i just got done building a new computer with the following specs

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1834MHz
Mother Board: foxconn winfast k7s
Display Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
Memory: 1024MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space: 95.9GB
Display Card Memory: 256MB
Display Driver Version:
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: Realtek AC97 Audio

i just got the new flight sim x and am having some problems. i can play the game under med low settings but i cannot get the settings up to where i want them to reach the full potential of the game. i dont know a lot about pc's but i do know the pc is a decent comp. anybody have any ideas on what i should do next to try and fix the problem. if i try to boost up the settings now the game runs at like 5-10 frames a sec. so it is very choppy. thanks for the help. oh and if i need to replace anything based off of sugstions i will post the things for sale in the for sale section.

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Old 12-26-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: What Is The Problem?

probably need a new video card. Are you running agp or pci-e? If pci-e, get some xmas money and get a 7600gt, they will run you around 125 shipped off newegg and will pretty much run anything out right now at medium-high settings. If you are running agp, you'll have to look at the 7300 or something, I'm not sure, and maybe someone else can help clear what the top AGP cards you can get in either agp or pci-e. But its the video card. gig of ram is enough.

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Old 12-26-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: What Is The Problem?

Under low settings, that setup should be fine, but that can't handle high settings in Flight Sim X. Flight Sim in general is a choppy game, even high end PC's don't get very good framerates.

To play that game on high settings, you're gonna need almost an entirely new PC.

Processor - The one you have now looks ok, but get a Core2Duo if you wanna upgrade, those are the best kind out right now
Motherboard - Get one that has a PCI express slot, this will enable you to buy the latest graphics cards. (and obviously is compatible with your processor)
Graphics - The 7600GT is a good deal:
And you'll need at least 1 GB of quality RAM.

If you just wanna try to upgrade this PC, check out this graphics card:
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
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