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I'm planning on building a system Intel core QUAD Q9450 2.66G 12M 1333 I64 S775Asus MB P5QEVGA Geforce GTX +9800 video card i will start with 4 gig ram but i do plan on boosting as soon as i have more moneyany comments on how this system should run with FSX and I plan on using FS9 and FSX should i use Windows XP or Vista ? should i go with 64 bit ?will a partition hard drive with one side strickly for Flight sim and other for other stuff affect performance?thanks jat

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I'm planning on building a system Intel core QUAD Q9450 2.66G 12M 1333 I64 S775Asus MB P5QEVGA Geforce GTX +9800 video card i will start with 4 gig ram but i do plan on boosting as soon as i have more moneyany comments on how this system should run with FSX and I plan on using FS9 and FSX should i use Windows XP or Vista ? should i go with 64 bit ?will a partition hard drive with one side strickly for Flight sim and other for other stuff affect performance?thanks jat
XP or Vista - cant speak for Vista but I use XP 64 bit. If the video card has over 512 ram go with a 64 bit OSHD setup - get 2 drives, 1 for the OS and other miscl items, and the other for FSX. Dont do a partition setup. By putting FSX on its own drive you WILL get better perf and your FSX installation will not fragment as fast as a OS drive will which will help with smoothness. I have a 3 drive setup 1tb drive for OS, ect, 500gb fro FSX, 1tb for backups. In the course of 1 month my OS drive showed a 9% fragmentation and my FSX only showed 1%.

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By saying FSX will be on a separate drive will that drive also have its own operating system or will the OS be running from the main drive? thanks

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By saying FSX will be on a separate drive will that drive also have its own operating system or will the OS be running from the main drive? thanks
The OS is on the main drive.

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