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

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  1. silvershield

    silvershield Thread Starter

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    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

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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

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    Have you tried FS2004?

    Looks like you specs will be fine
     
  4. SpyguyinTX

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    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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