Firstly, this is my first post although Ive ben reading these forums for a few months because theyre quite informative. Ok, so I got a Radeon 9600xt Sapphire Atlantis 256 mb AGP for xmas, I had a Nvidia PCI Fx 5200, and my Need for Speed UG framerates were, well, horrid. So I installed my new Radeon, and loaded up NFSU, and holy crap, it made a MONUMENTAL difference, it ran at 30+ fps even with full settings. I also got NFSU 2 for xmas, but when I play it on tracks that dont have half the polygons of some of the ones in the first game, my frame rate drops to really irritating levels, almost unplayable in many many locations. It dosent make a difference wether I mess with the graphic settings, either, it still performs badly on lower settings. In fact, its not much better than with my old PCI card. Obviously, its really bothering me, cause I seee no reason why this could be happening. The second game is not that much more graphically intense. I even bought a cyclone blower fan and put it under the card, so it runs at about 39 celcius constantly. The only thing I can think of is that I only have 256 mb ram, which is the min. requirement. Will upgrading it to 512 or 1gb help the FPS? If not, what can I do??? Please help, it would be much appreciated!!!!