I currently have the Nvidia Geforce GTX 280. I am currently looking for graphics card that can do way better with frame rates with full graphics settings in FSX. I get about 50-70 fps now with only medium graphics settings. What would you recommend for the absolute best performance in FSX?
Here are my system specs:
Windows XP X64 edition
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
8.00 GB of Ram
Your GPU is more than enough for that game. Your CPU is what might be holding you back since that game loves Mhz. If you want to crank up the visuals w/o losing frames you need to bump your CPU to at least 3.2Ghz.
Ok, since it seems that you are new to this, I will need for you to read at least the basics on how to overclock your CPU. I cannot just tell you to raise or lower a value because if something goes wrong you might fry the CPU/board or both.
the guide is pretty strait forward and there are many examples of what is needed even for a small overclock. I also assume that you are using the stock CPU cooler. If you are going to do any overclocking at all it is important that you monitor your temps using a 3rd party software :