I have to say now that I have worked out how to avoid the problems I originally had with FSX, I am getting to really love this FSX.
And with the problems, I find that if I fix them as I come across them, it makes FSX a whole lot better.
For example, I landed a Qantas 747 at Sydney airport yesterday and was directed to parking by ground control. Unfortunately when I parked I was at Qantus Cargo and not at the passenger gates with ramps..... so when I opened the doors the passengers fell to the tarmac below.
But opening up the config file for the 747, I added in
for all the 747's so that none of the ones I am using at the moment will be marked as
And my new laptop is really handling FSX well. I set the scenery to max to see the gates and I have not seen any issues with frame rates. Maybe FSX and Dual Core AMD's really get on with each other.