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your hardware isn't that bad. i used to have my Radeon on a stock Pentium 4. i had mad CPU bottlenecking, but that doesn't mean my games didn't work. it just meant i wasn't living up to my video card's potential.

i second the motion to reformat. your computer isn't that bad. you'll never realize your 8800's potential with that processor, but you should be able to play those games you mentioned. not necessarily max them, but play them.
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Have the same processor as you do and a way crappyer vid card. looks to me that it might be Vista that is holding you back. Driver issues and all. Did the problem start when you upgraded to Vista?
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i will say that the advantage of having a CPU bottleneck is that you can usually crank up the eye candy without losing any frames. if the CPU is your weak link, turning AA and AF on shouldn't affect your fps at all.
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