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How to tell if computer hardware will be sufficient for Flight Simulator X

Husband in pilot training, neither of us into computer gaming. We bought Flight Simulator X with the following requirements :

* Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista
* Processor: 1.0 Ghz
* RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB
* Hard Drive: 14GB
* Video Card: 32MB DirectX 9 compatible
* Other: DX9 hardware compatibility and audio board with speakers and/or headphones

Our computer would not run the game because of the video card. Friend has gaming computer for sale and claims it will run FSX fine, but want to make sure before we purchase it on Friday.

His machine has :

2.93ghz desktop with Windows XP, 120gb(80+40) hard drive space, CD/DVDburner, 9 in 1 card reader, 768mb RAM, a modem, an ethernet port, a256mb Radeon 9250 graphics card.

Will this work?

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  • joe1bet Dec 05, 2008

    Bought FS-X only to find out it will not work, it is saying I need to upgrade graphic card drivers. The graphics is built into the motherdoard. It is SIS with drivers being sis 650_740

    One other question will it operate off of a Western Digital Book drive ?


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As per Radeon, they are stating that:

The Radeon™ 9250 provides the perfect balance of advanced 3D graphics, an enhanced multimedia experience and multi-monitor support, at a great price point.

  • Best performing graphics card in this price segment.
  • Superior image quality for a variety of digital applications, such as viewing digital photos, streaming video and gaming.
  • Digital video support for single and multi-displays on a VGA monitor, flat panel and TV screen.
  • A four pixel shader pipeline architecture and up to 256MB of DDR memory for fast action graphics.
So, if they are true, then it should be work...........


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From the specs you have supplied, your friends computer should be able to run FS X just fine.


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