Well purchasing a dedicated video card would be beneficial to your PC anyhow.. it takes a great deal of stress off the CPU and other resources by lifting the need to manage the onboard video adapter.. They aren't that terribly expensive.. it just depends on how much you are willing to spend, how much quality (visually) you want and what type of games you want to play. But do note, sometimes the current PSU you have on your system may be too weak to support it and needs an upgrade too.. If you plan to keep that PC a while longer and be able to put the new windows vista on it then go for something medium range or high end.. If you are in the US then have a look at shops like www.newegg.com and see what they have.. ::Some new PCs have a dedicated video card, and some don't. You basically have to look at the specs of it if its an OEM/prebuild pc like HP for example. Its better to build the new PC yourself if you're up to it. Not only that you can get it cheaper and get better parts to it etc you learn a bit from the whole experience.. benj.sinsiter: silly question, but did you download the updated drivers for your and directx 9.0C for your via/s3 video card? Everest should provide you with a link to a site that you can get the drivers from?