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I have a Gateway PIII 500MHz with 128MB RAM and a decent video card with 16 MB of RAM. Right now if I am at a busy airport like O'Hare and I have the AI traffic maxed and the other sliders at normal I get about 3 to 6 fps if I am viewing the AI aircraft or when I am comming in for landing or taking off.Will an additional 128 MB of RAM help with frame rates? If so, about how much will it help?Thanks!

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I think your CPU is holding performance back a lot.A good way to see if more RAM would help is to look at the HDD activity LED on your computer when you're flying. If it's flashing like crazy it means the computer is using the harddrive for virtual memory. In that case, upgrading the RAM will help a lot.I consider 256MB a minimum these days.

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GP:Yes, the more RAM the better for graphics-intense games like FS2002. I have 640 MB and I'm thinking seriously about swapping out the 128 chip for a 256 to max it out at 768MB. AS long as your computer can handle it (check the user's manual) I recommend it.Alex CN562ZMinneapolis, MN

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