WIN XP Slow running with MSFSIM 2004

  ukhomerj2003 18:59 23 Aug 03

I have an Athalon 2.2Ghz processor, 64Mb video card, over 500Mb of RAM all running under Win XP Pro. I had the old FSIM 2002 running OK, no real issues, however, just installed the new FSIM 2004, and it runs like a dogs dinner. I have all of the display settings set to minimal, and it just chugs along so slowly.

I have done a defrag, and cleaned up the disk space, with 22Gb spare.

Does anyone have any ideas of how to initiate a "clean" start up, with minimal background programs, or do I need to bite the bullet and upgrade.
Any help on how to speed things up will be greatly apprecited as I use this FSIM to practice my PPL navigation.

Chocks away, cheers.

  hugh-265156 19:07 23 Aug 03

update your graphics card and chipset drivers to the latest versions.

disable uneeded start up programs by typing msconfig into start/run then select the start up tab and untick everything except AV and here for help

disable or set to manual any uneeded services running in controlpanel/administrative tools/services click here for help

try the forums click here

  spikeychris 19:13 23 Aug 03

Have to say I don't know anything about games except they are resource hungry little critters. Th minimum specs according to M$ are

Windows PC

2000/XP ? 128 MB Ram

98/Me ? 64 MB Ram

Processor:450 MHz minimum

Available hard drive space:1.8 GB
DirectX 9 or later (included with Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight)

Video card: 8 MB/3D with DirectX 7.0 or later drivers

Other: mouse, joystick/yoke, sound card, speakers/headphones

Online/multiplayer: 56.6 kbps modem or LAN

However I'd take that with a pinch of salt as I know from others that you need MUCH more if you want a real trip, as it where.

Press Ctrl Alt Delete to close everything down and try it again.


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