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How Should I Upgrade My Computer?

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Hello everyone. I am looking into upgrading my computer so it runs programs such as FS2002 better. Here are my system specs:Pentium IV 1.8 GHz512 mb RAM60 GB Hard DriveATI RADEON 7000 64mb Graphics CardI would appreciate any suggestions on how I should upgrade my system. Thank you very much for any suggestions.

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Looks like a decent system to me from the specs you provided. You really don't need to upgrade here if you are not planning to make your airports very busy. I have upgraded my PC twice now but after using AFCAD and pumping my airport KSFO to full capacity with an average of 50 gates, and 70% usage of those gates, my frame rate drops to 10fps no matter how powerful PC I have. I currently have dual athlon 1900+ MP with 1 Gig ram and ultra 160 RAID0 SCSI and ATI RADEON 9700 Pro. On airports with little traffic I get about 70 fps average but as soon as I am at KSFO with a lot of traffic, it really brings down my frame rate. The 70 fps that I get is with hardware settigs set to 90% of full performance potential (display settings).So it depends on how much traffic you plan to have at your airports and what kind of display settings you prefer with FS2K.Bobby

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You may want to save your $$$ for a new rig when FS2004 comes out, that's unless you're the type who upgrades every 6 months (if so, the semiconductor industry thanks you). Your box looks to be quite fast right now.Pat

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