Well, As odd as it sounds, I had finished playing a game of C&C generals and shut down my computer, and later, upon attempting to play again, it now plays the game at roughly 1.75 times the normal speed! Trust me, It was quie a suprising incident. I tried other games, and they all pose the same problem. I made no system changes, nor did I play around with any settings. My computer is a Dell XPS Inspiron running 3.4 ghz processor, 1gb ram, 60gig + 80 gig HDs, ATI Radion 9700 video card, and Windows XP. I have tried re-installing windows, and nothing helps. Please, Help!