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Anyone running FSX on an AMD A-series chip?

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Getting married soon and won't be able to justify a decent PC again for some number of years as we save for a house, hoping to build something low-cost but high enough performance to run FSX with a decent amount of add-ons. I know full well that AMD chips do not offer the same level of performance as Intel chips, neither does AMD's integrated graphics offer the same level of performance as a discrete graphics card, but that is basically my only choice. I do not expect to run the highest graphics or scenery settings but do want to enjoy complex aircraft with a fair level of scenery complexity to enjoy my add-on sceneries. My current system is an Athlon 64 3400+ (socket 754) w/1.5GB RAM and an X800 XL graphics card. FSX and this machine will never cross paths. I've already got a fair amount of FSX add-ons and really want to fly the NGX, so not terribly interested in FS9. Bottom line: please respond to this post if you own an AMD A-series chip and are running FSX. Otherwise, I kindly ask you to withhold your speculative responses. Thanks in advance!

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Congrats Max!The A8 3950 is like an Athlon II 640 + HD6570If you could stretch for an I3 2100 + GTS250 + H61 / H67 (about an extra $mega_shok.gif) that would run FSX / NGX much better

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I run FSX happily on a quad-core Phenom II Athlon. I never bought into the Intel hype; for what they charge for the "premium of Intel" I can do better and purchase better and more RAM, video, etc.My specs are all below in signature.


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Congratz!AMD runs okay for FSX. You will be able to run FSX at moderate settings with a decent amount of traffic and complex scenery at 20-30FPS.

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The CPU is ok, but the integrated graphics unit, as great as it is for an IGP, is not that powerful.I was wrong, it's not a 6570 but a 6550D. That's in the A8-38xx top of the series.I have no experience with a card like that, so will let someone with 1st hand info chime in, but I doubt it will be up to the job especially with clouds

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Hi Guys

 

Sorry to jump on another post. Please can you help me out. I want to use FS X Deluxe and wondered if this machine is ok. I have the following spec on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

 

- AMD A6 3500 Triple Core 2.1GHz

- 8GB RAM + 750GB HDD

- DVD Writer

- AMD Radeon 6530D

 

The 6530D will also use up to 4gb i have been told.

 

Will this machine be ok? I hope so, because i've already ordered FSX and a new joystick. LOL.

 

Thanks

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Hi Guys

 

Sorry to jump on another post. Please can you help me out. I want to use FS X Deluxe and wondered if this machine is ok. I have the following spec on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

 

- AMD A6 3500 Triple Core 2.1GHz

- 8GB RAM + 750GB HDD

- DVD Writer

- AMD Radeon 6530D

 

The 6530D will also use up to 4gb i have been told.

 

Will this machine be ok? I hope so, because i've already ordered FSX and a new joystick. LOL.

 

Thanks

 

Have you already ordered this system?

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Friends don't let friends run AMDs. :Just Kidding:

 

:LMAO: :LMAO:

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Oh yeah, I remember this post. Guess I'm pretty lucky not to have to worry about this anymore :D

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Unfortunately, by the sounds of it, i already have this system.

 

Not expecting miracles, but honestly, what do u think.

 

Cheers Guys

 

Pete

 

P.S Glad i can give you a laugh. LOL

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Not laughing at you mate, laughing at my own situation. Just thankful I have a system capable of running FSX as I like.

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Oh no, no offense taken or meant lol.

 

I have wanted a flight sim for ages and am dying for this to work. lol.

 

I'm in the same boat. lol.

 

I have the system, the joystick and the game is on its way. I can guarantee i will put the disk in and my machine will just let out a huge sigh and say to me "yeah whatever mate" and explode. lol.

 

Hope you managed to get sorted on your budget and hope married life is treating you well.

 

Pete

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I run FSX happily on a quad-core Phenom II Athlon. I never bought into the Intel hype; for what they charge for the "premium of Intel" I can do better and purchase better and more RAM, video, etc.My specs are all below in signature.

 

How did you tweak your FSX and your PC? I got about near the same specs as you, but I got a FSX-Slideshow when I try to run it with some nice settings, not the nowest and not the maxed.

 

It is kind of chaotic finding the right tweaks here...


Regards, Torben Hadler

 

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