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PMDG. FS9 and Win Xp PRO 64

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Hello everyone,I have just purchased a AMD64 3000+ and ASUS K8V-X motherboard, i have 1.25GB of RAM and a GeForce Ti4200 64MB, in the next mounth or so i am going to buy a GeForce 6800LE 128MB, and 550W Silent Power Supply unit (my current is 220W at the mo). I am also running WinXP Pro 32bit, and i want to upgrade to WinXP Pro 64bit. What does it consist of, do i have to reformat my hardrive to be able to install it? and do i have to get 64bit drivers for all my other hardware (motherboard, graphics card etc...)? Or can i have both Win XP versions installed (Win XP Pro 32 and Win XP Pro 64)? Because i have heard the results with WinXP Pro 64 ,FS9 and PMDG are great ; )Cheers,Nathanial

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>Hello everyone,>>I have just purchased a AMD64 3000+ and ASUS K8V-X>motherboard, i have 1.25GB of RAM and a GeForce Ti4200 64MB,>in the next mounth or so i am going to buy a GeForce 6800LE>128MB, and 550W Silent Power Supply unit (my current is 220W>at the mo). I am also running WinXP Pro 32bit, and i want to>upgrade to WinXP Pro 64bit. What does it consist of, do i have>to reformat my hardrive to be able to install it? and do i>have to get 64bit drivers for all my other hardware>(motherboard, graphics card etc...)? Or can i have both Win XP>versions installed (Win XP Pro 32 and Win XP Pro 64)? Because>i have heard the results with WinXP Pro 64 ,FS9 and PMDG are>great ; )>>Cheers,>>Nathanial>>I dual boot with Win XP-32 and the RC2 version of Win XP-64.Dont see enough difference to write home about, but then I have only 1 gig of ram.With regard to drivers NVidia and ATI both have drivers. NVidia has NForce chipset drivers on their website, they may be on a later version of X64's CD.My mobo has VIA KT800, MSI fsr2. No problems with it. Some have had some problems tho, dont remember the specifics.I put Win XP-32 on 2x74 Gig Raptors RAID-0. I have Win XP-64 on a Maxtor 160 Gb 8Mb cache HD. I have not used Win XP-64 that much because of the Raptors. However I did install FS9, PMDG,LDS and a few other programs, no problems at all, run fine.As far as other drivers? I use a HP-2100 LaserJet and Win-64 found it during installation and when it was finished the printer was ready, no intervention on my part.If you buy a NVidia GT 6800-256 make sure it's the GT 6800NX, the NX part is important, better GPU. The non NX part sounds good but you get what you pay for!Best

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hi,so you didnt realy notice much off a difference when running FS9 with WIN XP 64? Thanx for your helpCheers,Nathanial

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>hi,>>so you didnt realy notice much off a difference when running>FS9 with WIN XP 64? Thanx for your help>>Cheers,>>NathanialCorrect,Cause FS9 is a 32bit app and needs to be recompiled for 64Bit.Your WinXP 64bit will run FS9 in 32bit compatibility mode...So no speed up here until FS9 gets recompiled for 64bit!L8er,Marc Nieuwhof

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>>hi,>>>>so you didnt realy notice much off a difference when running>>FS9 with WIN XP 64? Thanx for your help>>>>Cheers,>>>>Nathanial>>Correct,>Cause FS9 is a 32bit app and needs to be recompiled for>64Bit.>Your WinXP 64bit will run FS9 in 32bit compatibility mode...>So no speed up here until FS9 gets recompiled for 64bit!>>L8er,>Marc Nieuwhof>On the other hand I didn't benchmark anything.As I stated they both seem close. However running with two Raptors on 32 bit may give it somewhat of an edge. At some point I will switch to straight 64 bit WITH the Raptors configured to RAID-0.I never noticed how disk intensive FS9 is, if it is disk intensive than 64 bit would definatly be faster!Right now I get 85-100 FPS in spot view, 100 if all I have is blue sky for a background.2D = 50-60 FPS.VC = 30-35Even at busy airports.If you buy a GT 6800 make sure it's the GT 6800NX. The NX is important, different GPU even tho the non NX is 256Mb.As allway's, you get what you pay for.Jules

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well i am just about to buy a GeForce 6800LE 128mb graphics card and a 550W silent power supply, obviously this graphics card wont give me the results you get but what sort of results do you think it will give me? At the moment i have a GeForce 4600ti 64MB, i assume this new graphics card will be better than my current one? Cheers,Nathanial

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