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November 20, 2009 4:33:32 PM

Hi all,

I am considering to upgrade my computer so I can run FSX smoother than my current setup.

E6750 @ 3.0G (8*375)
3G DDR2-667
BFG 8800GT OC 512MB
2 SATA HDD (Vista Home Pre 32 & FSX on one, XP Home 32 & FS9 the other)
Antec EarthWatt 500

I am looking @ Phenom 955 and a AM3 board and get me 4G DDR3, or an i5 750 and 4G DDR3. I'm planning to get my hand on the Vista 64 so I can use the 4th G. My budget is about $350 to 400.

I'm getting about 10 to 15 @ dense area. Display set to med-hi to hi. Running REX and ASA at the same time.

Any other idea?

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November 20, 2009 4:47:06 PM

The easiest and least expensive way to get better performance in FSX would probably be to just replace the processor with a Q9550.

I assume you already have an aftermarket cooler since you appear to be overclocking your current CPU. If you don't, grab one (I recommend the Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer) and overclock the Q9550 as far as you feel comfortable.

Total Cost: ~$250-300
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November 20, 2009 4:58:16 PM

I'm actually running on stock right now as I'm VERY new to OCin. I'm not even sure if I'm doing it right. I tried to OC the 6750 to 3.2 but it hung on the 1st CPU test on 3D Mark Vantage.

Plus if I put out another $100, I can pretty much have a brand new system.
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November 20, 2009 7:34:54 PM

As far as upgrading your core components, I'd probably recommend an i5 750, ASUS P7P55D, 2x2GB of DDR3 1333, and a Corsair 650TX. You should be able to get all that for right around $500.

I might also recommend an i7 920, ASUS P6T SE, 3x2GB of DDR3 1333, and a Corsair 650TX. You should be able to get all that for right around $700.

Let me know what you think.
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November 20, 2009 10:23:58 PM

I have just ordered the following parts off ebay.

Intel Core i5 750 CPU 2.66 ghz
Gigabyte Motherboard: GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ PC3-1280 DDR3 Platinum 1600MHz Dual Channel RAM 4 GB

After cashback I paid about $350 for the whole thing. Do you think it's a deal?
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April 16, 2010 5:52:08 PM

I have a XFXgeforce8200socket AM2+ I have 800MzhDDR2 ram 4,000gigs. I have asparkle Geforce 9400gt 512 video card. My CPU is an AMD 5800 3.0. FSX will shut down after 10 minutes of flight. However, this shut down doesn't happen unless I am on either FSX or Tiger woods golf. The problem can't be in the CPU or it would shut down with other programs. Do I have the right hardware? Do I need to upgrade my video card? Is the problem with FSX that the hardware needed to run this program doesn't yet exist? can someone help me to solve this problem??

Thank You
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