I've just finished building a new system with the following:
Intel Quad Q9650 3GHz
Asus P5Q Deluxe Motherboard
4G Kingston Hyperx 800 RAM
8800GT Video Card
Matrox 32MB Sata Hard Drive
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
650W Antec PSU
OS is XP Pro 32
Everything is a fresh install follwing your install, set-up, all settings and tweak to the letter.
While my frame rates are way up, upto 75 fps on Friday Harbor, i have noticed a problem i never had on my old system.....
Sometimes, the ground sort of jumps by in stages, a bit like that problem some DVD's have playing on a HD TV.
Its as if its skipping frames and then catching up.
Could this be my 32bit OS letting me down because its not using all 4G of RAM?
Sorry to bother you with this,
The problem is worse than i first thought. The ground is juddering by badly. Also, when switching from normal spot view to fixed spot view, when the camera zooms away from the aircraft and then quicly zooms back into it again, its very juddery and even the sound is affected.
The sea seems to go by fine, but when low over lots of trees, its almost unplayable. I get some of those graphics glitches too where the trees stretch right up high into the sky for a split second. I can live with the odd graphics glitch though, its the ground jumping by below in stages that i can't stand
After spending so much money to build a better FSX system, as well as all the time i've put into it, to say i'm disappointed is an understatement.
fsx run MUCH better on my AMD dual core 4800+ with Asus M2N SLI Deluxe board. Lower frame rates, but it didn't have any of this juddering.