I have to say, as of right now I think I will be returning my Dell XPS 3.2Ghz machine (1Gb ram, Radeon 9800 Pro)I got last week. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, but I didn't get all THAT much improvement over my year-plus old Dell Dimension 4400 2Ghz (512Mb ram, GeForce3 TI500) box. I ran FS2004 on the old box a few weeks before getting the new one, and seem to get about the same performance. I did notice the Radeon glitches on the new 'puter, and tried the fixes, but FPS plummeted to low single digits. Maybe the next level of Intel/AMD processing will be the system to run FS2004 at huge numbers. I include here some screenshots of my system settings, and a flight using real weather as of today. The screenies with clear weather are too large to upload here, but never was my FPS up to 20 (locked @ 20). The AI traffic is default M$ GA traffic, and all of the current PAI download packages. If I get mid-single digits into KORD now, what when UT comes out for FS2004? Maybe I'm asking too much, but I really expected a jump from my older sustem to the new. How long before the Pentium5 4Ghz's are out?