Well, I must start out by saying that Im quite surprised. Just recently, I upgraded my system memory from 256 -> 768. After that, I went out a bought a new Radeon X1300 to upgrade from my old 7500. After installing everything and making sure all drivers are up to date, I started playing my usual games (Cod, RYL, CSS, AH, etc...) and I actually recieved a lower framerate than that of my older specs. After consulting numerous intel advisors and a few personally computer builders I know, I was told that my PSU was the problem. Turns out, that was 1 of the problems due to it having a max output of 250w. In response to this, I bought a 400w power supply and once again to my surprise, no real increase in framrates - Only responses to how fast the framerates update. So, the only thing that can TRULY be stopping my performance must be my processor. To add to this. I used the Intel(R) Processor ID Utility to make sure everything was running as planned and this is the results I attained: Expected Processor Frequency: 2.93 GHz Reported Processor Frequency: 1.29 GHz Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz Reported System Bus Frequency: 235 MHz What do ya think?