I am awestruck by FS 2004 ! It runs flawless on my Athlon XP 2400,
Sapphire/ATI 9700 Non-Pro(128) video, 512 SDRAM system, WIN XP Home Edition. FPS set at 20, the sim runs at 19 FPS steady and smooth through just about all conditions. Weather is just breathtaking, the GPS navigation system lots of fun, the AI aircraft and ATC amazingly improved and the whole sim is a major improvement (in my humble opinion as a FS user for the past ten years). It is a mystery to me how many problems I read on these forums about folks with much better systems than mine running FS 2004. Mine installed like silk and as I said runs great. For my money, I think Microsoft deserves our congratulations for producing what I consider a Flight Simulator that will provide me hundreds of hours of fun and learning during our Wisconsin winter(along with the Packers).