Hi All, This is my 1st thread ever,look i have been a BF fan ever since the first one came out,now recently i have supposedly upgraded my system which is has follows:-NEW SYSTEM AMD64x2 DUAL CORE 4.2Ghz (AM2 Socket) RADEON x1800xt 512mb (PCI-EXPRESS x16) 1 GIG DDR2 800MHZ (O.C.Z) BARRACUDA 106GIG HDD (SATA) Soundcard (Soundblaster Audigy 2) ABIT KN9 SLI MAINBOARD (NOTE THAT I HAVENT GOT 2 CARDS IN YET!) Now for some reason when i play BF2142 online or even singleplayer,its stuttery as hell ! ! but..sometimes which is rare,it will play ok,well it will start off stuttery then it will seem to rectify itself,but not 100%? Also if i exit the game back to my desktop,i can still hear the music from the game playing for approx 1 min before it stops! Now my old system in which i was running,before i "upgraded" had no problems at all,it used to load up super quick,not a bit of stutter or anything,this is with all setting set at high and all anti-anailising at full and anistrophic at full,which i dont understand has this new system,in my eyes should run even better? This is the spec of my old system,please look and see if you can work out why i have this problem!:- OLD SYSTEM AMD64 3.2GHZ (939 SOCKET) RADEON x1800xt 512MB PCI-E X16 (SAME CARD) 2 GIG DDR400 MHZ (THIS WAS JUST A BUDGET MAKE BY LYNUX) 250GIG SATA HDD (DIAMOND MAX 2) Soundcard (Soundblaster Audigy 2) ABIT AN8 MOTHERBOARD. I hope that i have given enough information on this and hopefully some of you out there can help me correct this problem so that i can get back to war a.s.a.p. Please note that i have tried lowering my graphic settings,but still the same? Many Thanks, Rob.