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Hi, I have the below specs and am playing flight sim 2004. I am only averaging 35-50FPS during graphic intensive scenes during flight. I thought with my setup that I should get at least 70-80.

Am I wrong here?? Game settings are medium-high according to game. Do I need to get a better video card to achieve this?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by RecoveringDewAddict
Hi, I have the below specs and am playing flight sim 2004. I am only averaging 35-50FPS during graphic intensive scenes during flight. I thought with my setup that I should get at least 70-80.

Am I wrong here?? Game settings are medium-high according to game. Do I need to get a better video card to achieve this?

Thanks
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your gfx card is what is holding you back. the obly way your going to get better fps is by overclocking your videocard and cpu or buy a new gfx card if your looking for a videocard id reccomend a BFG 6800GS seeing as you are running an agp motherboard.
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Originally Posted by rippon
Your video card is holding you back.
No it's not, this is a game from 2004. When was the last time you installed new drivers? This could be it. Also when was the last time you reinstalled windows or the game?
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So? What does 2004 have to do with it? A 9600 is a VERY dated and weak GPU, sorry to hand it to ya but no ammount of overclocking will save that thing
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post #6 of 21
i agree with everyone in a sense..you can oc..#1
you can reinstall drivers and see if that will help#2
or you could always go and purchase a new video card#3

for better fps though..a better card is usually the answer
    
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post #7 of 21
1)I would update the drivers for the card first, this is easiest and may solve your problem.
2)overclock you card and your cpu to increase the performance of what you have.
3)if this is still dissatifying to you,go buy a new card,6800gs is a very good card for the money!


Though I must ask... why are you so worried about frame rates in your game?anything over 40 is more than playable! I used to play games with my geforce 3 just a few months ago...lol
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
1)I would update the drivers for the card first, this is easiest and may solve your problem.
2)overclock you card and your cpu to increase the performance of what you have.
3)if this is still dissatifying to you,go buy a new card,6800gs is a very good card for the money!


Though I must ask... why are you so worried about frame rates in your game?anything over 40 is more than playable! I used to play games with my geforce 3 just a few months ago...lol
hah yupp pbasil i used to play things with my..5500fx LOL
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FS2004 is a really demanding game on the processor. I think it's the processor that's holding you back.
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post #10 of 21
What resolution are you running the game at? If you run it at a lower resolution with max details and AA if you have the option you should get better frame rates.
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