Allright, I'm at the end of my rope. With my AMD K3-450 I was getting decent framerates (around 15) and I was overall very happy with FS2002. I finally was able to get a new laptop and I noticed a peculiar problem NOT present in my 450. For the default 747 under full cockpit view, my fps is 12. Instrument view, 18. Full view 30. Every other view is at 30, my max. The default 737 is better, but I do have some airplanes that get 8 under full cockpit view. My laptop is an HP xt345, 2.0 ghz, 256M DDR RAM, 30 GB HD, and ATI Mobility M6 video with 32MB.
I have tried everywhere to find a similar problem with no answer!