I recently built a powerful new computer. Now, FSX runs perfect on it - 30-40 FPS on high settings. Everything has been fine for the past couple of weeks.
So suddenly today, I start getting these weird FPS drops. The plane would be sitting on the ground (anywhere, any part of the world), everything off, completely still and at 30 FPS. After a couple of minutes though, suddenly the FPS would drop to 10 for what appears to be no reason at all. Infact, I had a five-hour non-stop flight just yesterday.
In terms of hardware, everything is fine - temp is at 57C with no change, FSX uses the same amount of memory, etc. All other games run fine, it just seems that FSX does it.
The only change I can think of is that I install Active Sky X but when it started happening I uninstalled it right away. Could it have screwed up my FSX?
Has anyone had anything like this before?
My system is:
Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz
2gb DDR2 800
Windows XP Pro