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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silvershield, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. silvershield

    silvershield Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2005
    Are these specs good enough to SMOOTHLY run the new Flight Simulator X???
    AMD ATHLON 64 X2 3800+
    500GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
    Ati Radeon x1300 PCI-E 512MB Graphics card
    2048MB RAM
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Yeah, I think so: http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/flightsimulatorx.aspx#sysreqs :)

    The system is leaps and bounds above the requirements for the game which are as follows:

    * Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista
    * PC with 1 GHz equivalent or higher processor
    * 256 MB of system RAM for Windows XP SP2 / 512 MB Vista
    * 14 GB available hard disk space
    * 32x speed or faster DVD-ROM drive
    * 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card required
    * Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
    * Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
    * 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play
  3. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Sep 8, 2005
    Have you tried FS2004?

    Looks like you specs will be fine
  4. SpyguyinTX


    Oct 14, 2006
    As I've worked at EB for a majority of releases of MSFS, I can tell you that what the required min specs MS lists on the box are a joke usually compared to what it takes to actually run it acceptably. Even people who had well over recommended often would return it for looking like a slideshow. Your specs may well be enough, just saying, don't go by Microsofts required/recommended or you'll be sorely disappointed. Also depends on what your acceptable level of detail is along with your definition of smoothly.
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