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Okay, so I upgrading my system at around September time and could anyone please tell me if these computer specs would be able to run FSX well:

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8300 (2.83GHz, 1333Mhz FSB, 6MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium SP1 - English
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
Hard Drive 500GB NCQ SATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
DUAL 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GT graphics card

Btw it's a Dell XPS 630.

Thanks
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well my laptop doesnt even have a dedicated memory card and can run X so you should be fine.
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flight sim is cpu limited
Needs a quad to run well
SLI hurts flight sim I seem to remember but a single 8800gt would be more than fine

Build your own it would be much cheaper/quicker than a dell
dells wont allow you to overclock that chip to its 3.8-4ghz potential
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I think the OP wants to run on very high settings :P
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(Original post by Quady)
flight sim is cpu limited
Needs a quad to run well
SLI hurts flight sim I seem to remember but a single 8800gt would be more than fine

Build your own it would be much cheaper/quicker than a dell
dells wont allow you to overclock that chip to its 3.8-4ghz potential
There is an option of having quad (Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Processor Q6600 (2.40Ghz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB cache)) but it has a lower amount of GHz. Would this affect FS in way?

And how would I go about building my own - it seems quite difficult?

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veggie4life
I think the OP wants to run on very high settings :P
lol yeah I do, but thanks anyway.
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Depends how good your PC knowledge is
If you understand the difference between a 1066 and a 1333mhz FSB then you know enough to build one. Its pretty easy, buy all the bits and fit them together like lego :P

the 2.83ghz dual would be better than the 2.4ghz quad (especially since penryn is better than conroe by about 7% per clock)

but if you did it yourself you can o/c that quad to 3.6ghz pretty safely/easy, about 3ghz if you dont even change the voltage.

fsx for me would be (dont know your budget but will go for value)

q6600 cpu overclocked to 3.6ghz

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...OCZ2RPR10664GK)

A 4850 AMD graphics card

Samsung 1tb hard disc

Asus P5Q-E motherboard

something like that
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My PC knowlege is ok, I'm just worried that I wouldn't understand how to fit stuff, hhow to overclock etc... and know where things go lol

I'll look into building it myself, as it seems I could get a lot more for my money

Thanks for all your help, def rep!
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Just search the internet, putting it together is just a case of fitting it like flat pack furniture! just need small screwdrivers.

Overclocking you will find a million and one forums on, pick the cpu and/or motherboard and google it. esentially you just need to change the FSB in the bios, to go higher add a little more voltage (within safe limits) read the forums and you will get a feel for it.
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