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A few weeks ago, after a "routine" hard drive failure, I asked my local techshop to give me a few quotes on pretty much a complete system re-build. Now I must point out that I have absolutely zero knowledge of the technical side of pc's therefore any little problem that occurs means more business for them. Thing is, I'm not patient enough nor do I have a great enough love for all things pc to try and learn that side of things. All I want from my machine is - amongst other things - to be able to experience FS9 with most - if not all - sliders "maxed out" without having to watch a slide-show, something I have yet to see. As far as I am aware I don't use many addons that are too heavy on the old FPS though someone might just disagree with that. I have the usual suspects hanging about: Level-D, PMDG 737, 737 PIC, 50N, plus the various freeware models out there, then in terms of scenery it's mostly UK2000 Xtreme, FlyTampa. No weather program (as yet) though. I'd say that I average between 10-20FPS until I come within proximity of a busy airfield. It then drops to below 10FPS more often than not. I've had my current pc since 2005 and the spec is as follows: ASUS A8V Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz, 1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600.Just to give you an example of my ineptitude, it has taken me about 15mn to find the above data. The most worrying aspect is that it's all gibberish to me. I've been quoted slightly in excess of

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A few weeks ago, after a "routine" hard drive failure, I asked my local techshop to give me a few quotes on pretty much a complete system re-build. Now I must point out that I have absolutely zero knowledge of the technical side of pc's therefore any little problem that occurs means more business for them. Thing is, I'm not patient enough nor do I have a great enough love for all things pc to try and learn that side of things. All I want from my machine is - amongst other things - to be able to experience FS9 with most - if not all - sliders "maxed out" without having to watch a slide-show, something I have yet to see. As far as I am aware I don't use many addons that are too heavy on the old FPS though someone might just disagree with that. I have the usual suspects hanging about: Level-D, PMDG 737, 737 PIC, 50N, plus the various freeware models out there, then in terms of scenery it's mostly UK2000 Xtreme, FlyTampa. No weather program (as yet) though. I'd say that I average between 10-20FPS until I come within proximity of a busy airfield. It then drops to below 10FPS more often than not. I've had my current pc since 2005 and the spec is as follows: ASUS A8V Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz, 1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600.Just to give you an example of my ineptitude, it has taken me about 15mn to find the above data. The most worrying aspect is that it's all gibberish to me. I've been quoted slightly in excess of

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Thanks for the reply Bob. One last query. Would those graphics cards be able to handle a weather program like ActiveSky on top of what I've already mentioned? Greg.

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Thanks for the reply Bob. One last query. Would those graphics cards be able to handle a weather program like ActiveSky on top of what I've already mentioned? Greg.
Yep...ActiveSky 6.5 is the best wx program ever made for any variant of FS--I used it in FS9 back when I was still running a Pentium IV.CheersBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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ATP Gulfstream II-III-IV-V

System: i9-10900K @ 5.2GHz on custom water loop, ASUS Maximus XII Hero, 32GB GSkill 3600MHz CAS15, EVGA RTX3090 XC3 Ultra
Samsung 55" JS8500 4K TV@30Hz,
3x NVME 2x SATA Samsung SSD, EVGA 1KW PSU, 1.2Gbps internet
SoundBlaster XFi Titanium, TOSLINK to Yamaha RX-V467 HT Rcvr, Polk/Klipsch 6" bookshelf spkrs, Polk 12" subwoofer, 12.9" iPad Pro
PFC yoke/throttle quad/pedals with custom Hall sensors, Coolermaster HAF932 case, Stream Deck XL button box

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