FSX is multi-threaded, so it does indeed benefit from an increase in core count. Frequency will also be beneficial. What model is your current CPU? What is wrong with the performance? Can you give us a run down of all the hardware in the rig?
August 28, 2010 7:09:20 AM
CPU= AMD Phenom II x4 820
Motherb= Medion PC
Memory= DDR3 8192MB
Graphics= Radeon HD5670
That's a fairly good processor - an Athlon dual would almost certainly be a downgrade for FSX performance. What kind of settings are you trying to run in FSX? It's a fairly demanding game, so I wouldn't expect it to run smoothly on the highest settings on just about any system.
.....hey my man that's a Phenom 2... too slow, just Over-Clock it... no need to spend more to slow down...but your video card could do with tweak as well....open up the Catalyst driver and get the tuner to crank it up a bit... that should make an appreciable diff...