Hopefully someone will have an idea on what the problem with my rig is.
I have been getting continuously degrading performance. When I got this rig I could run stock FSX w/accel pretty well maxed with blistering frames. Then I started adding all kinds of add ons. Aircraft, scenery, mesh & high rez textures. Adding all that droped my performance considerably (which I expected) but even so I was getting in the high 30's with most settings maxed (only thing I turned down/off was bloom & traffic). As time has been going by my performance has been getting worse even though I havent changed a thing in FSX. At 1st frames droped into the 20, I could still live with it so I did nothing. Then they dropped into the teens so I reduced cloud view distance. Well now in a dense area (specifically NYC w/ Manhatten X) I am getting single digits now with almost evetything turned off. Please bear in mind I was getting 30's there with this very same scenery & yet nothing has changed.
I REALLY dont want to do a reformat because I have allot of payware, some of which is tricky to reinstall (Captain Sim & PMDG are the worst).
Any idea on what could be the culprit & a possible fix?
Only thing that doesnt work in FSX that did is now I no longer have the kneeboard. I get a little black screen now, not sure when that happened. I just noticed it a few days ago. I also hear a "ding" whenever I click on a new aircraft in the aircraft selection screen.
Many thanks for any help/insight you may be able to provide.