Originally Posted by Stoned doggie
Right now its on v3 so is it gonna take up more memory on the laptop if i download v4.0.h? Or also possibly make the internet slower?
Yes or no?
Originally Posted by tominator06
more memory = yes
Slower internet = maybe but I doubt it would be very much. Only when your flying online.
Actually more memory = No. More hard drive space = yes. But most pc's these days have gigantic hard drives, and a few hundred megabytes extra is nothing. Memory is what the computer will use when the program is actually running, when you are actually playing the simulator it might use a bit more memory than the older version did, but when you close the simulator down and turn it off the memory it was using is released. So I wouldn't worry even a little bit about more memory being used. More hard drive yes - double click on "my computer" and then right click on your C drive and hit properties. See how much free space you have left. If you have at least 10 gigabytes free you have more than enough space.
Using more hard drive space will have zero bearing on internet surfing speed by the way. You might have ever so slightly slower internet for other things in your house if you are using the simulator and flying online with others, but it's pretty minimal.
Upgrade and quit worrying about it.