mcollier737 replied to himynameistrev's topic in MOBO | RAM | CPU | HDD | SSD | Desktops | LaptopsI've tweaked my CFG exactly like Word Not Allowed's guide. This has granted me 25-30fps in the VC and payware airports. This shot shows the task manager at idle next to a load with FSX running. My affinity mask is set to 254, which instructs FSX to use the last 7 cores. Core #0 is reserved for windows use. FSX loads core #1 to 90-100% usage the entire time while the rest of the cores fluctuate usage throughout the duration of the flight. Upon exiting FSX, cores 1-7 go back to 0%. Though I'm overclocked @ 4.8ghz in the bios, in windows 8 it does not display correctly. These following shots were taken to show what frames I'm getting at my display settings. The location is FSDT KLAX in the PMDG NGX. I do not normally use ai traffic, this is just to show what impact ai traffic has on my FPS. This short video is an unrealistic scenario, but it shows processor can handle both games simultaneously with almost no fps impact on either. http://youtu.be/ZccOKgjRArQ With the right system setup and some fsx cfg tweaks, I've been able to squeeze some very good performance from this CPU. Its more than worth the $180 you can currently purchase it online for. Hope some of you might find this helpful. And for others, please keep comparisons to other products and companies out of this thread. I have the same processor, would you be able to share your fsx.CFG?