FTD1949

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    I've been simming since MSFS 1.0 and tried numerous others in the last 30 years.
  1. FTD1949

    New PC - drive / directory assistance

    My new machine will have a 500 GB SD. Why leave almost the entire disk unused ? On my current machine Win 10 uses less than 20 Gb.
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    New Machine for P3D

    thanks Manny
  3. I don't expect miracles but I do hope to have at least be able to use something from PMDG.
  4. Hi All, Haven't had a new machine since well before P3D was released. My old machine died a quick and painless death so I was left with my laptop with an I7 4th gen 4500U at 1.6 GHz 2 core with a max turbo of 3.0 GHz and an Nvidia 745M. P3D v3 actually runs well as long as the settings are fairly low. At any rate here is my new machine. Intel 6700k @ 4GHz 8 GB DDR4 @ 2666GHz ASUS Z170 Mobo 600W PS GE Force GTX1060 8GB Air cooled Think it will run P3D v3 well? I'm at my budget limit and the parts are ordered. Thanks
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    New Machine for P3D

    Hi All, Haven't had a new machine since well before P3D was released. My old machine died a quick and painless death so I was left with my laptop with an I7 4th gen 4500U at 1.6 GHz 2 core with a max turbo of 3.0 GHz and an Nvidia 745M. P3D v3 actually runs well as long as the settings are fairly low. At any rate here is my new machine. Intel 6700k @ 4GHz 8 GB DDR4 @ 2666GHz ASUS Z170 Mobo 600W PS GE Force GTX1060 8GB Air cooled Think it will run P3D v3 well? I'm at my budget limit. Thanks
  6. Hi All, Thanks you for the tips. Went to a local PC store to price components and since it's been about 10 years since I built a machine it seems that buying vs. build is pretty close. Again since I've been out of the build business I'm behind the curve on components. At one time I had an AMD machine that ran (at the time) games and FS great. Does anyone recommend one over the other? Pros and cons of Intel vs. AMD ? Thanks again
  7. Charlatan, With all due respect you are making assumptions and your statement doesn't help me much. I currently run P3D v3 on An ASUS Q550LF laptop with an I74500U@ 1.8Ghz and a Geforce 745M since my gaming rig crashed and burned. With stock aircraft and medium settings I have no problem getting 20fps but would obviously get better results with a newer build. With that being said why would I be underwhelmed with the machine I asked about ? Respectfully, Craig
  8. Hi All, I've been out of the Flight Sim game for a few years. I am looking for something under $1000 that will run P3D. Would this suffice? Thanks in advance. https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=1379615 Craig
  9. Anyone near or in Roanoke, Va.? Getting house ready for sale. Have been out of the FS game for a while. Have a lot of software I'd like to get rid of. Give me a yell. Craig
  10. FTD1949

    Windows 8.1

    My bad. Sorry. Failed to notice XP
  11. FTD1949

    Windows 8.1

    Zero problems with FSX or P3D v1 and v2 with Win 8.1. And that's using an ASUS Q550 LF Laptop with an i7-4500U and GeForce 745 M. Of course P3D (both versions) run much better than FSX. To many people are quick to blame Win 8 for their problems when perhaps it's their machine. I've used Win 8 since it was in Beta and FSX and then P3D ran fine.
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    New PC for Prepar3D v2

    Have have P3D v2 running on my ASUS laptop with an Nvidia 745M and it does quite well. I built my machines for the last 20 years and decided I'd rather spend the money on my grandkids after the last one died. Running it on Windows 8.1 64bit.
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    SweetFX and Win 8.1

    If you tell me what and where the efx.ini is and what you mean my "hooks" I'll try and give you an answer.
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    SweetFX and Win 8.1

    I have no idea how or why. It just works. I'm running it on a laptop with a 745M graphics card. C