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FSX choosing the right video card!!

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April 20, 2012 1:13:04 PM

Hi guys!

I'm a new member, but I've been reading these forums for ages. Now that I've finally got around to signing up I have a situation...

We'll soon be upgrading to a 3.2GHZ AMD Athlon 2 x2, 2GB RAM, GeForce 7025 onboard... I hear that the onboard is useless for FSX so I had a look around. The only video cards that matches my budget and requirements are the NVidia Geforce 210 1GB DDR3; ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB; NVidia GeForce GT520 1GB... I'd like to know which one would be best for MS FSX. I don't want any suggestions for other products please, just help me decide between these three ;) 

As a bonus I'd like to know whether 2GB of RAM is enough... whether I should use 64bit or 32bit... and finally, should I use WINXP or WIN7?

Thanks ahead and sorry for all the questions in one post only. :) 

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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 1:46:14 PM

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NVidia Geforce 210 1GB DDR3; ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB; NVidia GeForce GT520 1GB... I'd like to know which one would be best for MS FSX. I don't want any suggestions for other products please, just help me decide between these three ;) 

The GT520 is the best out of the three.
The HD 6450 is a bit better than the GT520 though. Also, if you can go for a GT520, you must be in the $50 range.
Here's a HD 6570 for $50.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's basically a re-badged HD 5670 and it'll be enough to run FSX.

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As a bonus I'd like to know whether 2GB of RAM is enough... whether I should use 64bit or 32bit... and finally, should I use WINXP or WIN7?

2GB is okay, but 4GB is the minimum that you'd want, if using Win7.
You should use a 64 bit OS if you've got more than 3gigs or RAM, and 32 bit if RAM is lower than 3gigs.

Well, using either Win7 or WinXP is according to you really.
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 1:54:58 PM

That pu probably can't play fsx... You normally need a good quad core for it
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April 21, 2012 12:58:59 AM

Best answer selected by CaptAlan.
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April 21, 2012 1:01:43 AM

Thanks Gman450. That was the answer I was looking for! :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 3:50:53 AM

Thanks for the Best Answer. :) 
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April 21, 2012 4:14:54 AM

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