I bought FSX over a year ago and had it running on a 32 bit XP setup and a half decent video card. Like most I was getting poor frame rates, so silly me, I saved up and built a new system from scratch, with the exception of the 7600GT video card. I also screwed up wholly and installed Vista 64 bit.
Now I have a fast machine supposedly, bug free (?) and the only thing I cant do is flash my BIOS because MSI are too lazy to issue a 64 bit update utility ( cant do it using a DOS boot floppy for some reason ) FSX runs ,but has extremely jerky graphics, even with sliders all the way over to the left.
Microsoft have just washed their hands of me having tried a load of "fixes", saying I need to get my equipment tested, but all the tests I have run to date including DXdiag, Windiag say all is well.
I have scanned a lot of threads recently with disgruntled NVidia owners saying that DirectX 9.0c and their cards just dont like each other, and ATI owners gleefully saying they dont have a problem so 'get an ATI card !"
I am having trouble getting a straight answer. Is there a problem with certain NVidia cards?. Is there a problem with DirectX 9.0c ? Is there problem with NVidia, DirectX 9.0c and Vista 64 all thrown together ? Is it SP 2 ? Is anyone trying to fix this?
If the consencus is that I can fix this by getting an ATI card which do folks recommend for FSX ? ( I have no other graphics intensive games) that is a higher standard than a 7600GT that has a severe stammer right now. I only have about $150-$175 to spend unfortunately.
And no, I'm not getting a MAC
Frustrated ? - You betcha....
AMD 64 X2 5200
MSI K9 NEO F V3
3GB DDR2 800
NVidia 7600 GT
ATA 250gb HD and Lightscribe DVD+RW
Windows Vista 64 Home premium