I experienced the vast knowledgebase of the TechSpot for the first time when I googled for a solution to my motherboard problem. And this is the best resource on the internet for hardware troubleshooting. I am also a member at a Half-Life 2 mapping community called "The SnarkPit" (http://www.snarkpit.com). I bought my new computer mainly to boost the framerates for Half-Life 2 and Far Cry. Thanks everyone, for all the valuable tips so far.