I can't get my X-Plane 11.20 to run a real speed

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asked May 13 by loulasalle (12 points)

I have an iMac 2.93 GHz processor, 16GB of RAM i7 intel at 1333h.what am I doing wrong? No matter how much or how little rendering, i am told that it isn't going to work. My FSX works like a charm in Bootcamp.coolx-plane11.20

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answered May 13 by glenfer (1,595 points)

Hi loulasalle,

I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.

You need to have a look at the minimum system requirements and the recommended system requirements.  The serious x-plane flight simmers usually go for specifications equal to or better than the recommended system requirements.

The requirements can be found at http://www.x-plane.com/kb/x-plane-11-system-requirements/

Personally I don't think your system meets the minimum requirements, other than your RAM, and that also depends on the speed as well.

X-Plane is a 64 bit product that is capable of using up to 64Gb of RAM whereas FSX is a 32 bit product and only capable of utilising 4Gb of RAM irrespective of how much RAM you have.

X-Plane is resource hungry so you will need  a fast processor and good memory in your graphics card.  

I don't know what bootcamp is and will not be needed for X-Plane.

Cheers and good luck.

Glenn

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