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I'm getting BSOD's in FSX

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This is probably just my 6 year old computer, but everytime I do the 747 Test Flight mission or the Limited Options mission, I get a BSOD. My friend says its my video card, others say it's my RAM. In 747 Test Flight, I'm getting a steady 15 FPS. Then, when the part where the engines fail begins, BOOM! I get a BSOD. In Limited Options, I'm getting 30+ FPS, and just as I approach the airport, BAM! BSOD! It also happens in Free Flight, as I approach an airport. Most of my settings are on Medium High.Any ideas?Thanks in advance.

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I really hate to tell you that it's your computer, but unfortunately I think it is. I ran a P4 2.8 with 1 Gig of Ram and an ATI Radeon X800 256MB card for FS2004 and it was still bad, when I would use the the PMDG 747 I got the OOM errors frequently. Page file plays a role as well, but I think at this point especially considering you are trying to run FSX that it IS your system and that you get yourself a new system if you can afford it. I run an E6600 (overclocked to 2.7) with 3 GIGs of RAM and a nVidia 7600GT 256 MB card and FS9 runs great, FSX doesn't run too terribly bad, but I need to get a new video card because I think that's what's holding me back. Not sure what would cause the BSOD, since I've not experienced one with FSX so far.Jeff

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Thanks for your reply, I'm planning to get a new computer around summer (specs aren't final yet). My page file is 2.47 GB big. I also ran PMDG 747 and FS2004 and never got an OOM error (even though max FPS was about 6-7). The vid card I'm planning to get is a 512 MB 8800 GT KO by eVGA. But I'll have to get a new motherboard since mine has only PCI and AGP 4x slots. The message displayed by the BSOD was something like "Drivers Less or Not Equal".Thanks again,BoeingGuy

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Based on your system specs, I think the problem is your RAM. Not that it's bad, but you just don't have enough to run FSX reliably! FSX should have a minimum of 1GB and it's sweet spot is closer to 2GB. I think you are just running out of memory!

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I have to agree with Tom here on this, under 1GB ram is very consistent with users who have experienced the BSOD. But then again, before I purchased my new system, I had an atiX850XT and had 2GB ram on that system and I STILL got the BSOD occasionally. My feeling is it's your ram. Just my 2 cents :)

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