RE: Intel Core 2 Duo.....Worth it for FSX????
Mine could come close,I have FSX Demo,I wrote on a paper some where on testing,but will haveto rely on my old memory of my brain.
I had a lot of sliders far to Med.got pretty good FPS,tried moving more to the right still was not bad.I think I was averaging 25-up.It's been awhile that I flew FSX Demo.Just been busy,working,flying FS9,and other games.
I may not get full FSX,got too much work in FS9 of the way I like it.
Over all I like the Performance on My new Gateway,better than I thought.My GPU is the only weak item,but I'm surprised even on it too.I may,or may not Upgrade on my GPU.Too much $$$$$ in my Gateway,and Notebook.Gateway with upgrading more Ram,and another drive Rig cost me about $1600.00
I add more Ram because I was preparing to put Vista in.
Now that my Notebook is Vista I'm keeping XP on my Desktop.I do have the upgrade Vista disk for the D/T,but it's not going in even if M/S paid me.If you are going with the Vista,get more Ram.Good luck.
Gateway FX510S Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz 4MB XPMCE
GPU BFG 8800GT OC 512MB
Notebook HP AMD turion 64x2 1.6 GHz 2MB Vista