Ok, I jsut upgraded from an mx4000 to a evga 6800xt agp. I saw a very nice increase on my a3 score from 4700 to 29000, but that still seems very low to me considering what most pople on this board are getting. I ve upgraded everything in my computer except for the MB and CPU. 2 gigs of ram, 360gigs of hd space, with the os running on a dedicated 60gig. 430w psu. I ve also done every tweak I can possibly find on the web dealing with graphics, unlocking the extra pipelines and vertex shaders, etc. My card is not wanting to oc very much, it doesnt really test positive much above the coolbits 2 "optimal settings"? Is my pentium 4 1.8ghz bottlenecking things that much? Also, with the old gpu, I was getting an average of 40fps + on HL2, now i m getting a low thirty with lots of stutter? Yet Fear runs perfectly smooth with an average frame rate of about 47 on the in game test? Any ideas? I know I m still kinda new to all of this, but I m a fast learner, and i ve done everything I could find on the web... please help!