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I have a HP Pavilion p6654yDesktop.
Motherboard N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX
Processor AMD Athron II x4 630 2.8 GHz 4cores Socket AM3 4000 MHz
Processor upgrade info:
AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
X3 7xx7/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
I have integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200

I am running two monitors
I fly using FSX, Ultmate X, Plan G and online. My processor maxed out and the simulator was stuttering.
Would you suggest a new processor and or video card? Uses a PCI Express x 16 slot.
Thank you

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The issue is, your motherboard being an AM3, does not support bulldozer processors which are AM3+... which means whatever you could buy won't be much of an upgrade and therefore IMHO not worth the trouble.... and your radeon is way way old. You will be stuck running with your graphics settings turned down or like you said, you will suffer stutters.

 

If you can gather the cash, I'd put together a current intel system with an nvidia gpu and use your old amd system for running all of your flight sim apps other than FSX itself over WideFS. If you have another pc currently that you can use for running planG etc...that might buy you some processor cycles...but unfortunately, you are suffering from 'old pc syndrome' ... 

 

If you wait for the sales on newegg and tigerdirect, you can put together a system on the cheap, but it requires patience!

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Thanks for your help. I now shopping for a new PC.


What do you think about this system from ebay for $559.00?
AMD A10 7700K 3.8GHz Processor

Gigabyte GA-F2A58M-HD2 FM2 mATX AMD Motherboard W HDMI and 6 USB ports

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 Ram

WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive 7200RPM

Radeon R7 Graphics Crossfired with Radeon R7 250

Spire Ridge Mid Tower

500W Diablotek Power Supply

24X DVDRW DL Drive

Standard Mouse, Keyboard and wifi adapter included

TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL COMPUTERS

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Hi

 

I would not buy that, i think you should try to buy a more powerful system expecially if you are going to run FSX with 2 monitor setup.

 

I ran FSX with Phenom II x4 955 (only a bit slower than AMD A10 7700K and it was OC @3.8GHZ) with not so good performance, and i use just 1 monitor.

 

Also, 559$ is not a cheap desktop, considering the hardware, it is all pretty weak stuff...

 

I've recently bought a I7 4790K and an ASUS Z97-P Motherboard (total 445€). I've managed to overclock it to 4.7GHZ air cooled the Mobo seems pretty good overclocker and it is very cheap. the performances of this CPU are really impressive.

If you want a cheaper one you can go for I5 4690K.

 

For the GPU i've R9 270X (160€) running pretty fine, but most would suggest NVIDIA, at least GTX 660 (180€).

 

For FSX it would be sufficient 4GB RAM

 

In shot, if you want to fly settings medium-high with 2 monitor you need a far better CPU and GPU than those.

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What do you think about this system from ebay for $559.00?
AMD A10 7700K 3.8GHz Processor

 

You really need an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU to get the best out of FSX/P3D

 

You will be wasting your money buying that system,

The cheapest way to get a good performing FSX rig is to build it yourself using the fastest Intel Cpu and Nvidia card you can afford and do not try and save any money buying a cheap Motherboard and PSU either those two are the heart of any system.

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Thanks. I'll look for a PC with that hardware.

Did you build the PC?

Did you install the operating system.

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Thanks. I'll look for a PC with that hardware.

Did you build the PC?

Did you install the operating system.

 

Yes i did, but i think you can find some help (friend or pay), better to pay 50$ for getting it assembled than paying a lot more for a pre-assembled desktop (often there is a good extra margin for the seller)

 

Regarding installing windows you should try it is very easy, just insert windows DVD and boot from DVD (often you have to set "boot from DVD" in BIOS, but bios are very user friendly now).

 

ps: do not forget to install all drivers including motherboard chipset and audio one

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OK. Lets say I'm going to built my own PC. I would need...

MOBO

Intel CPU

Nvida card

600 watt PS

Op Sys

Case

Cables

BTW..what is a White Case?

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BTW..what is a White Case

 

A PC case that is painted white


OK. Lets say I'm going to built my own PC. I would need...

MOBO

Intel CPU

Nvida card

600 watt PS

Op Sys

Case

Cables

BTW..what is a White Case?

 

 

You will also need a cpu cooler + good thermal paste and at least 8GB of good quality memory

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DAH...lol

I have Crucial 2 x  GB Memory

What about cables?

Best OP Sys?

If I try this, you will become my best friend...lol

I'll check out the guide and google info.

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The memory needs to be compatable with the motherboard you buy

, your existing memory will probably not work.

You will need windows 7 64bit and enough data cables for whatever ssds you fit (preferably two one for the OS one for your sim)

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Z97 mobo, G3258 CPU, 600watt PSU, 8GB, h60 cooler, 750TI that lowball fsx system. About $750

 

Be lazy spend $1500 get i7 4790k, then 970 gtx, then a SSD drive.

 

Get windows 7 as 8 causes USB power problems with yoke.s.

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Was just about to suggest what Gizmo says.  However, you can knock a bit more off the $750 system, by swapping the motherboard for either an Asus H81-Plus or an MSI H81-E33.  Will save you about 50-60$ and will clock the G3258 to 4.2ghz no problem at all.

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