RE: Shall i upgrade or not?
>my FS2004 has become very
>jumpy and i cant really have a good simming experience
First of all, when you say, "has become", I assume you mean that FS9 used to run Ok on your computer but it has been getting worse. If so, you might consider reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling your OS. At the very least, you might find reinstalling FS helps out a bit.
As for me, I'm saving up for a new computer now but I won't be buying it until well after FSX comes out (probably close to summer '07) for several reasons.
1. any computer you get now will not be nearly as powerful as one you could get for the same price at the end of the year. Plus, FS never runs full tilt on computers available even at the time of release so why subject myself to at least two years of mediocre FS experience when a few months of suffering should help me get a much better system to last me through the rest of the development cycle.
2. it gives me longer to save up and therefore a somewhat larger budget to play with.
3. we don't yet have any idea how FSX works and therefore what it will need. For example, will it utilize DX10 or not and therefore prefer a GPU that can handle it? Will it take advantage of multiple threads so that having a dual-core system would help?
Core 2 Quad Q6600, 9800GTX+, 4GB, Win7 HP 64-bit, TH2GO, 8 GoFlight, CH [Eclipse Yoke, Throttle (Pro and Quad), Combat stick, Pro Pedals], Saitek [Yoke, pedals, X52], TrackIR 3