Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:55 AM
As far as overclocking, I wouldn't hold out hope for any big increase. You have 3 sticks of RAM of unmatched/different sizes, an SiS chipset, and a P4 that is already over 3ghz and likely already running warm. You can bump your FSB up a little bit at a time and see what happens.
When you do your fresh install, disconnect extra hard drives and any USB storage as well. I forgot that once and ended up with a "G" as my main hard drive.
Flight sims are demanding. I am hesitant to reccomend upgrades to a vintage system as there really is no upgrade path. No parts you could purchase for it could be used in a modern system.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)