Updating My System

Discussion of past and current rigs, configurations and setups to run Trainz

Updating My System

Postby Rougespear7mm » January 24 2009

Hey there everyone,

I just bought Trainz 2009 and installed it on my laptop. It does run, albiet not very well. I think I may just got ahead and upgrade my tower a little bit, so...

Currently running on - Laptop Specs:

AMD Turion 64 (2.0 GHZ)
250 GB hard-drive
4 GB of Ram
nVidia 7150M - 64mb shared graphic

Tower Specs:

Athlon XP-M 3000+ processor
ECS 761GX-M754 motherboard
768mb of ram
128mb of onboard graphics
80 GB hard drive

So I'm thinking of upgrading my tower to this:

Athlon XP-M 3000+ processor
ECS 761GX-M754 motherboard
2 GB of DDR400 RAM
512 video card
80GB hard-drive

I'd like to be aiming for a decent running of Trainz 2009. I don't expect it to run perfectly with all the settings turned way up; hoping for acceptable performance at medium settings. That being said, I'm not sure what I should get for the video card? I'm on a budget here being a student, but can people suggest a decent card that will allow me to play Trainz nicely?

Any other suggestions are great considered... just remember I'm on a horrible budget! LOL

Thanks, Brent
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Postby whitepass » January 25 2009

Your bottle neck is the CPU and motherboard, you need a mostly new computer. I just replaced my 8 year old one for $1200US but you can get a good one for around $800US. In my case I could no longer get the right kind of ram and had USB1.1 not USB2.
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Re: Updating My System

Postby jjstrainz » May 23 2014

Does anyone happen to know if a Gateway MA-6 motherboard will fit in place of a MA-2?
I need to seriously upgrade my laptop or buy a new one.
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