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Really wondering if it's worth installing FSX or XPlane 10 on my new general purpose laptop, 2.7gHz i5, 8GB ram, 2GB GeForce 820M graphics; it is a significant step up from my previous laptop(which incidentally could maintain 20fps on FSX most of the time), and runs 2014 games on high detail, so I am wondering if it's worth it or wait off till I can afford to build a specialist FSX desktop which could be a very long while. I haven't been able to load up any flight sim for about a year now, and i'm suffering from withdrawal lol.

Again I have been with FS since the days of FS2002 and a 128mb graphics card.

 

Also, I still have the FSX Gold Edition DVD's; is there a limit for activations for those or?

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Hi Alex

My "take" on this would be - the taste is in the pudding. In other words try it. Just install the barebones...that is FSX and try it. Its no big deal to uninstall it if it all goes South. I have seen FSX installed on what I would have thought would be questional laptops and perform quite well although the scenery and graphics had to be rolled back a bit.

If you want to fly, go for it...you will learn many things about the sim and flying before you graduate into better equipment. Suggest using a joystick in one of the USB portss

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Try it. I am running 2x versions of FS9 on my i5 4GB laptop. Perfection!

FSX, mmmm, a bit jerky, but my laptop is lower specced than yours. I dumped FSX for P3Dv1.4 (laptop has only DX10, not DX11), Faster & smoother than FSX.

 

Just my experiences. You should get very good results. Oh, I'm using CH Products yoke & pedals as well.

Robin

Cape Town, South Africa

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I also have FSX Gold. I have put it on about six different machines. In fact I have it on two right now. Every time I install it I go online and register the installation. My request has gone through without a hitch, provided I typed it in correctly, every single time. I've not been asked to remove it from another machine or anything of that nature.

 

To be honest the 2nd machine I installed FSX on was after it was "no longer supported." I'm assuming that since they don't support it, the robot was told to accept any registration request with the correct code. No hassles for the company to respond to that way.

Being an old chopper guy I usually fly low and slow.
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On your 2.7 GHz machine, if you don't care about frame rates and willing to use low graphics settings and just want to fly, FSX Gold will work fine.

 

If you care a lot about high frame rates and want to use high graphics settings to get the most eye candy you can, your machine will struggle a lot. If you want to add high end payware packages, your machine will struggle even more.

 

-Pv-

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