i got an ati radeon 9250 not too long ago. have been able to play guild wars and several other games with no problem. bought a 17" widescreen tft lcd monitor (gateway). after trying to play sims 2 i had a problem with seeing the screen, i could alt-tab and see it for a second and then couldnt. i found a fix by adding "-w" to the target and played it in a window with no problem. now i am attempting to play dungeon runners by ncsoft and i am getting the same problem but the -w fix is not working. i tried dxdiag to see if it was a directx issue and it failed on line 32 and 7 to initalize the spinning object. im thinking that maybe my monitor has something to do with it. my resolution is 1440x900. i've searched the net seeing similar problems with directx but reinstalling never helped with the sims2 issues. any ideas? i'm starting to think i should go with nvidia if its the video card.