Thanks for all the info. That is exactly what I need.
I played with the ini files and this is as good as it gets:
Took it for another test drive, and got ambushed.
No, seriously. I am referring to still having the tearing problem. Seems to occur when I first boot up and go into LB2 right away. After exiting & entering the game a few times it seems to stabilize. The tearing doesn't occur any more. It usually occurs within the first 15 to 30 seconds after takeoff.
The only thing new in the machine is the memory and even Memtest says it can't check all of the memory. All equipement in the machine is at least 7 yrs. old.
Will have to research this further.
Thanks again for all your assistance