Well, I've finally had it with my computer. After about $2000 spent, I've decided I'm putting it up for sale. I don't know what the problem is, but short of buying a whole new system, I think I'm out of luck, and I'm fed up with it. Here it is: Shuttle Ak31A motherboard 512MB DDR RAM AMD Athlon 1700+ (1.47 Ghz) Maxtor 40GB HD VisionTek GeForce4 Ti 4400 128MB DDR Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum I've got all the latest drivers, nothing RAM-consuming running in the background, and a (supposedly) pretty good rig, and I get around 55 fps average in games, maxing out at 96 fps. I CANNOT get any more, under any circumstances, than that. Even when I turn all the settings to the lowest levels, I get 96 fps max. This is at 1152x864 with everything maxed out, mind you, but this isn't DOOM III I'm playing. I'm talking about Medal of Honor and Jedi Knight II. According to what people have said, I should be getting more than 100 fps when there's not much on the screen and even when the screen is very cluttered, maybe 80 or 90 solid. That's the performance I expected when I bought my card, but it sure ain't what I'm getting. I don't understand why I'm getting such budget performance on a system that cost me quite a bit of money. I've heard from numerous sources that I should be getting at least 90 fps SOLID in games even at the worst of times on my video card. I don't really care about the number, in fact, to avoid frustration I've turned off the FPS counter in most of my games but even at that, it gets so bad sometimes that it's noticeably sluggish. And to top it all off, as a last straw I updated my BIOS to the latest version today, and SOMEHOW my performance is even worse now. I am fed up with my computer, and seeing as how when school starts again I'm going to be using it basically for word processing and internet anyway, not heavy gaming, I'm thinking maybe I should just give up the idea, sell my machine, and use the money toward a good laptop...because gaming on this system is NOT going to work, ever. What do you guys think?