Well after FSX first came out I didnt like it. or better off it did not like my machine. I have since updated to 4 Gigs of ram and a new Motherboard which supports my 3 gig Dual (not Duo) Cope processor. I have a EVGA 9800 GT PCIe vid card w 512 on board. Yeah its not the best of the best but it works. I was wondering what is really essential and needed for FSX and should I install FSX Acceleration as wll. Any help is greatly appreciated.