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FSX choosing the right video card!!

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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    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=N82E16814102934
    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.
  2. That pu probably can't play fsx... You normally need a good quad core for it
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  4. Thanks Gman450. That was the answer I was looking for! :)
  5. Thanks for the Best Answer. :)
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