Before I start off with my problem I would like to say Hi to everyone on this forum. This is my first time on here. Alright.. now onto the problem. I am getting extremely low frame rate in any game that uses Direct3D. My frame rate varies throughout the game , and it is very unstable.In many parts of any game my frame rate comes to a crawl dropping down to 10 - 20 fps. My frame rate drop is even worst especially in heavy action. I've tried lowering resolution , details , texture ect... but no luck at all. Any game that uses OpenGL will run perfectly at highest res and highest settings possible. I have a: AMD Althlon 2000+ 512 DDR RAM Geforce 3 Ti500 Windows XP PRO I have the latest DirectX version (8.1 ver 4.08.01.0810) I have tried reinstalling DirectX but had no luck in doing so. I believe it is a problem in one of the settings... but I have no clue what it is... help would really be appreciated.