Everything was fine until about a week ago. Now I periodically get drops in framerates for no reason. (FS2002) In full screen mode, if I apply the brakes or pause the game, the framerates drop from 35 to 25. As soon as the "red" brakes message goes off, the framerates go back to 35. It also only does this in the cockpit view. If I switch view and apply brakes(brake message appears)no hit on framerates. I had this same problem with my old GF4 Ti 4200 128MB card. When I installed my FX 5700 128MB and new drivers (53.03), the problem went away. I noticed this problem after installing windows critical updates. It may just be a coincident. I have uninstalled drivers, cleaned out old drivers and installed drivers again. No change. I even uninstalled Norton Snti-Virus and removed all of the registry entries. This did not help. I have not reinstalled Directx. I have heard that if you reinstall Directx, that you should reinstall your drivers. I dodn't know if this is true or not.
Does anyone have any ideas or have you had a similar experience. I would appreciate it.
Win XP Pro SP1
1 gig ram
Leadtek Winfast Nvidia FX 5700 128MB 8X (53.03 driver)
Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo
Sound Blaster Gamer sound card