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I just FINISHED it now I have to move my video card over and my hard drive and then I have to have guts to turn it on because i think it may blow up it has a neon light and a case with a window and a power supply with 2 fans and 2 atx fans so i think i will go sleepy now.Bye

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Sounds like a nice pc Shane. I just recently built mine also. Sure is nice to have a faster one!Ron

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Hi Ron, just a question. Did you install a new version of XP after you built your PC or did you transfer it from another machine. I've heard that XP doesn't like being transferred as far as the registration goes. Tony

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>I just FINISHED it now I have to move my video card over and >my hard drive and then I have to have guts to turn it on >because i think it may blow up it has a neon light and a >case with a window and a power supply with 2 fans and 2 atx >fans so i think i will go sleepy now. >>Bye hehe, you think that's bad? Try running a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ (on high setting, mind you) with an open case about 3 feet away from where you sit! Not to mention the 5 other fans I've got running in there... Now THAT'S loud! ;)-Max Cowgill

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Can I ask, what do you think of the 9500Pro? I am thinking of buying a PC that has one, but I would like to know how good it is when it comes to FS.CheersMalcolm

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WinXP can't be moved from machine-to-machine without also having to be reactivated.Doug

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I'm shocked looking at this thing - I cannot have guts fearing it will fry. They tell me I should use the thermal tape that came on the CPU instead of Compound - So I Dunno....

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I moved my copy of xp over to my new system without a hitch.Reactivation was no problem.Floyd

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Shane, if you are not overclocking it, you shouldn't have to worry too much. Fire it up and go straight into the bios and look at the pc heath status. That should give you an idea of how it's doing at idle anyway.

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Will my clock speed be set right? It's a 333MHZ FSB and the jumper is set at 333MHZ on the board...

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that ASUS board is smart enough to know what FSB should be set for your CPU. 333HZ is right for 2600+ and above. The compound is fine as long as you do not apply to much. Just apply a small amount and make sure it's even.It does not need to go all over the CPU but iam sure you know that.If you have used your setup long enough to post then you are in good shape. IF a AMD is installed wrong it will fry upon boot in most cases. Just make sure you have very good cooling. I would get a ORB or volcano 8 because the chip does get pretty hot when you flight sim. I would also get some video ram heat sinks . If you can not afford or do not want to do all of that do what i do. open the case and stick a big fan right in front of it :-lol . After 2 hours of simming my system was cold :-lol. It's not the correct method but it works Capt.Richard Dillon (KATL)www.jetstarairlines.comhttp://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg"Lets Roll" 9/11 -----------------------Specs AMD 2400 XP MSI KTV4 512MB DDR 2100Asus GF4 ti 4200 128MBSB Audigy Gamer Ch Products Yoke and Pedals(usb)Windows 2000 Serivce Pack 3

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Hi! I'm up and running - She didn't detect her - Detected an AthlonXP 1500+, (I swore), and I went into the bios, saved it - Exited out - then it didn't say WARNING! Cpu has been removed!___________________________________________________________________I rebooted - Still saying 1500+, I went in and set the FSB from 100MHZ to 166MHZ, THERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!! Amd 2700+!Have yet to get everything installed. :)I see I get the NForce 2 drivers from NVIDIA website.Just got the newest drivers - 15FPS Suites me anyway... I will report back later.Edit: Sound card recommendations? (Sorry for spelling, Tired)

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166 is the correct setting . Although iam surprise that ASUS did not do that for you. MSI is the only board I have ever used that I had to set my bios to detect the correct clock speed on the first boot. Don't worry you are still running a 333 FSB btw I would look at a SB audigy . They are cheap right now and are great cards compared to the LIVE imho. If you are not a SB fan turtle beach would proboly be my next choice . Capt.Richard Dillon (KATL)www.jetstarairlines.comhttp://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg"Lets Roll" 9/11 -----------------------Specs AMD 2400 XP MSI KTV4 512MB DDR 2100Asus GF4 ti 4200 128MBSB Audigy Gamer Ch Products Yoke and Pedals(usb)Windows 2000 Serivce Pack 3

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Shane have you got that piece of @#?@ up and running yet??? Hurry so I can connect with my B-25 without killing your frame rates anymore :-lolBest Wishes, Randy J. Smith[h5]San Jose Ca[/h5][h3]" A little learning is a dangerous thing"[/h3]AMD XP 2100 |MUNCHKIN 512 DDR RAM |ECS[/b ][i] K7S5A MB[/i] |GF3 64 MEG |WIN XP PRO |MITSUBISHI DIAMOND PLUS 91 19"

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My CPU is starting to get warm.My fans on the P/S are not turning as fast as they should be, I don't think.FS2002 ran like crap untill I reinstalled it. The blurries are EXTREME...... I have a Fan at the front of the case blowing air in, the CPU fan... the fan on back of P/S, and one on the bottom of P/S, And 1 Taking air out of the computer from the side.

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OK - What's this?everything is running at 40FPS, but when I look out to my wing i get 25fps, and it stutters every 2-3 seconds..Anyone have any idea?

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Hey Shane,I am also in the middle of putting together a system,so this is all interesting :D As for the framerate drop when you look out the side window, my only assumption would be if you had any running programs in the background on your system while flying. Or try different vid drivers? .......I am sure as your tweaking you will find the answer=swiv=

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hey Swiv... This all stops when I put hardware accelleration off, 8X AGP is enabled on bios, but its not an 8X card, should I shut that off? Please help me guys

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Hi Shane,Two things to think about. I have had stutters at times while changing view but with a video card driver update (sometimes an older driver) or a different DX version it went away. The AGP setting in the bios should be no more than the card can use. From what limited reading I've done AGP 8X is not fully implemented on video cards yet. Also, there is a setting to adjust the (? I forget) video cache from 16 mb to 256 mb or something and that typically should be set to 1/2 your system ram. Some systems and games like more or less so YMMV. Make one change at a time and try again until all is well, then STOP making any more adjustments and enjoy :)

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Shane, make sure that you have your hard drive running at UDMA speeds. This will cause major suttering if not set correctly. Go to control panel/system/hardware/device manager and look at your IDE ATA controllers under the advanced tab. Your primary IDE transfer mode should be set to DMA IF AVAILABLE. One more thing. You can also set your BIOS up under general settings. First hard drive should be set to mode 4 or 5 depending on what type it is.Best Wishes, Randy J. Smith[h5]San Jose Ca[/h5][h3]" A little learning is a dangerous thing"[/h3]AMD XP 2100 |MUNCHKIN 512 DDR RAM |ECS[/b ][i] K7S5A MB[/i] |GF3 64 MEG |WIN XP PRO |MITSUBISHI DIAMOND PLUS 91 19"

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thanks Smiley and Randy..RANDY: I checked and its running in DMA IF AVAILIBLE. My HDD is a Maxtor 40gig....Also, I tried PIC767 out.... OMfG!!! 31FPS !!!!!!!! Much better then from 2-12fps !!!!

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I'm running an A7N8X and those temps are fine.

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