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RexGrant

Just built a new PC for FSX but think I have made a Mistake

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Hi

After many years without FSX I thought I was ready to come back?? things change very fast these days and I did not give the make of my GPU much thought .I had read that ATI was not recomended for FSX win7 64 Bit So this silly old fella bought :excl: AMD :blush:  and I think I am paying the Price Should I sell it and get a nVidia and loose 250pounds or is there now a way ATI will work with FSX.The real problem is on landing be it over a UK airport or on a lake in the centre of Australia the grafics go haywire and I loose all sight outside the cockpit just big flashes of coloured blocks and streaks.

I have just read as far as graphic cards here

THE FSX COMPUTER SYSTEM: THE BIBLE - BY: NickN 

Please Help me decide. Should I sell my  AMD GPU and buy a new nVida one Or is it posible to get the ATI one to work with FSX. My full spec is in my Profile But at my age now I dont think I have time left to try to sort it out myself, Before the GrimReaper becomes my Co Pilot.

Regards

Rex

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FSX should work just as well with either AMD or NVIDIA. The only difference I've heard of is performance in heavy clouds and fog. I have an i5 4670 and an AMD R9 270 and FSX runs great so I don't see why a R9 290 would do any worse.

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 If you have the box version of FSX, it is important to have FSX Acceleration installed which provide you with the most up to date service packs.  If this is a boxed version you might also need to make the config changes which are well known to bring the program up to date with your system such as HIGHMEMFIX=1 / etc...  With the acceleration added your scenery addons as well as aircraft addons will work much better.

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