[jhb_airlines] Re: New machine

  • From: "Frank Turley" <frank.turley1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:43:59 +0100

A couple of the chaps I fly with regularly have Vista 64 systems, and they both seem to get more than the usual portion of mystery FSX crashes. They are both the sort of chaps willing to try the latest toys, and so it might just not be Vista 64 to blame.

I have been running with Vista 32 for some time now, I'm limited to 4 Gigs of memory. I did have hang on boot problemsat first, but they disappeared when I disabled the quick boot feature in my BIOS. No other problems though.

I would recommend that if you do go the Vista 64 route you keep a diary of changes you make to your system, and any FSX crashes, to see if you can spot what caused the problem. I suspect there's FSX add-ons out there that may be to blame, the problem is that they work for an hour or so, and then just when you are sorting out your approach...........

Frank T.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:16 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: New machine

Vista 64?

A bold step.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
Sent: 21 September 2008 19:54
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: New machine

Hi Fred

Don't want to make you jealous. But.

Intel Q9550
Coolmaster Hyper TX2 cooler
Nvidia 9800GTS overclocked
Coolmaster case black
Corsair XMS 8gig RAM
500gb fast drive, for FSX only should be more than enough. But will have a
spare  200gb SATA available if needed.
700w supply
Creative extreme X-FI audio
Pinnacle dual tuner
Win Vista Premium 64

Just under a grand, from www.powerc.com, only 30 minutes drive from here.

The 24 inch widescreen from Pixmania. ACER P243W with VGA/DVI and HDMI

TrackIR from www.rcsimulations.com

One more purchase to go, a wireless network printer to replace the aging
Epson 915 (cartridges are getting difficult to source)

And that will be it for a couple of years or more.

My current machine will handle all the mundain tasks.

Frank F
----- Original Message ----- From: "Fred Stopforth" <fredstopforth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 6:24 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: New machine

OOps you beat me to it.Just sent to you about Intel price cuts.I was
wondering if it meant the we have chance of getting a high end spec
at a much reduced price? What machine spec have you got coming? You've
pretty quick kitting yourself up.T/IR& 24'' LCD ooo  I'm getting envious.
----- Original Message ----- From: "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 5:48 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] New machine

In preparation for my new machine (due to collect tomorrow), I have
GenX from my current install, which I will be keeping for test and
online flying.

I had not realised, just how much it slowed down my current machine.

This hopefully will not affect my new machine, which will be primarily

I have also ditched FS9,as just very recently, it is not responding to my
Saitek controls as it had, total uninstalls and reinstalls of FS9, has
got it back to as it was. A pity.

Also have tested out my new toys, TrackIR and a 24 inch LCD, like wow!!!

Now the fun part, reinstalling everything on the new machine and testing,
can stay online on the old machine fortuneatly

Frank F


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