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Can my system handle the 737NG?

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Hello. I'd really like to get the 737NG but can anyone advise me about system specs, please. I'm running an Athlon XP2000 (1.67GHz), 512MB DDR RAM and an ATI 9600 PRO. I have no problems with FS9, don't have any other FS programmes running, and get reasonable frame rates (c.20-25 FPS with mid-range settings)using the LAGO Twin Otter, DF Cessna 310 and PSS A340.Would such a set-up realistically cope with the 737, which I gather from previous posts is a bit more demanding? If anyone's running it successfully on a similar machine I'd love to hear.Thanks.Ian

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Ian,Short answer: yesLong answer: I run a system with an XP 2000, Ti4600, and 1.0 gig of RAM. I started testing the NG with 512, but upgraded to 1.25 in the middle of testing, and then just two days ago I had a stick of RAM go bad on me. So you have a better video card than I, and the same amount of RAM as I did, and with a lesser video card I ran it just fine :)

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Ian... to make a good judgement, I think, you will need to decide of the VC is important for you.. ( VC is demanding) and what scenery you are using... ( some of the add-ons are also quite demanding)I think those 2 items will make a differenceb rdgs Dick

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Thanks to you both. I went ahead and downloaded this morning. What a stunner - I've been testing her out with a few visual circuits and bumps. No probs at all. I think this aircraft is one of the best I've experienced so far in FS - the flight model gives a nice firm, stable feel for manual approaches. The VC does indeed slow the FPS down a bit but it's still usable. Fred - does the extra RAM make a significant difference as I'm thinking of doubling to 1GB?Cheers for nowIan

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I have less of a system than you:AMD 1.3 Gig768 Meg of PC133GF4 MX 420 64MbI'm getting quite satisfactory perf. from the 737NG. I don't use the VC model much, as I prefer the 2D for the most part; but even when I do, it doesn't seem to be much drain on the system.I'd say you'll be quite pleased.Cheers,

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i have an XP2200 with a Geforce 4 ti 4600, i used to have 512 ram but i was getting stuttering with the PSS Busses and 737NG, i doubled my ram and the whole plot runs a lot smoother with much less stuttering and virtually no HD activity, my FPS is not high in fact i have it pegged at 16 and it sometimes drops below this at busy airports, but then i have everthing maxed out (just have view distance set to 60 miles); prefering eye candy to blistering frame rates. IMHO the extra ram was well worth it.

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