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mcbellette

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Hi guys (and gals),

 

I'm getting a brand new laptop next week and I wanted to know what the tech-nerds think about how it'll run FSX:Acceleration and PMDG products, along with ORBX scenery. The specifications of my soon-to-be-delivered laptop are:

 

CPU: 5th generation Intel Core i7-5500U (4MB, 2.4GHz up to 3.0GHz)

RAM: 8GB

HDD: 1TB

GPU: nVidia GeForce 840M with 2GB memory

O/S: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

 

I think this is a fair step up from my current PC, but want to see what others think I should see in terms of differences in FSX performance. Thanks in advance for your advice/comments!

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You'll get the best advice for this in the AVSIM hardware forums. These forums are for PMDG product support, not hardware.

 

Thanks.

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Since I only use PMDG aircraft addons, I was asking here. Also, the people here seem to be more technically competent than in other forums.

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The guys in the hardware forums are great guys. A lot of them frequent here and they have great knowledge on what's best for FSX.

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I'm not a computer geek so wont comment on your spec other than to say I use a similar notebook for all my simming with same products and am quite happy.

What I would recommend is you invest in extra cooling. By this I mean that I have a desk stand with a fan and also a lap tray with two fans. The computer will get hot when working hard. If you like, search AVSIM for another thread where I named my two items.

Enjoy.

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