Windows 7 Brand New Computer, Windows 7, FSX Crashes

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  1. skiermike123

    skiermike123 New Member

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    Just bought a brand new HP desktop from Best Buy yesterday in part to be able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator X on it. The computer came pre-loaded with Windows 7. I loaded up FSX with no problems, and it seems to work pretty well until it just randomly crashes. It has crashed maybe 6-7 times in three hours of play.

    It crashes most often when I am fiddling with different views (opening up new ones or re-sizing existing one). Here is the computer I bought:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+with+AMD+Phenom%26%23153;+II+X4+Quad-Core+Processor/9549438.p?id=1218122580358&skuId=9549438

    Has:
    AMD Phenom II X4 2.6 ghz
    8 GB DDR3 RAM
    ATI Radeon 4200 - 256 gb Video card
    750 GB Sata Hard Drive

    I haven't run any updates such as SP1 or SP2. Maybe this will fix the problem? I've also considered upgrading to a 1GB video card, but I"m not sure this will help.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Even just SP1 fixes many issues with the game....after just installing that my framerates tripled.
     
  3. Rodney Miller

    Rodney Miller New Member

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    I am having the same issues, I have installed SP1 but not SP2... Any tricks speeding up the game?
     

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