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A question from a friend who I am helping with some system slowdowns in FS9 (lloks like he has already posted here too):New install of XP Home (basic "out of the box" install).Video drivers are most likely those that are natively found for XP. Video card is an ATI 9800 Pro 128MB512 MB RAM (not sure what speed or type)Athlon 2.4 GB CPUNew re-install of FS9This same system ran FS9 well before the need for a restore.FS9 performance, default planes, no add-ons active, is barely 5 fps at the default KSEA situation. My first idea is to un-install the video driver, run driver-clean, and re-install a later set of Omega drivers. But, could a bad video driver install cause issues like this?We are both in opposite ends of the nation (CO and NY), so I have never seen his machine, and will be attempting to help by phone. He is new to computers.Any ideas? I'm no expert on PC's, but have built my own PC's and always had good results (most likely shear luck!! :) ).Thanks,Bruce.


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Hi Bruce,"But, could a bad video driver install cause issues like this?"Yep, among other things. Have you checked DirectX? Click on Start>Run> type "dxdiag"> then click on the "Display" tab. Make sure that all three "DirectX Features are enabled (DirectDraw Acceleration, D3D Acceleration, AGP Texture Acceleration).Also you should have him check the Display Adapter page: Right click on the desktop>Settings>Advanced. If he has a good driver install on of the tabs he sees next will say, "SmartGART". If he doesn't then it's time for a driver install.The latest Omega's (2.5.51) are good. Get them here: http://www.omegadrivers.net/Hope this helps,Greg

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Thanks Greg, I'll pass this on.Bruce.


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