AMD Athlon64 3700+, 250GB HD, Asus A8NE-FM, 2x512MB RAM, ATI Radeon X850XT 256MB GDDR3 (PCI-e). This is the system I was running the game on. Now when I have all the ingame settings maxed out , overbright, anti-aliasing to max the bar would go in other words everything at 1024x768 I get between 35 and 45 frames. Then I descided to test my systems performance and set everything to max at 1280x1024 and I get 35 to 20 frames a second. The 20's however only occur when flying along the highway and there are those sunny>shady>sunny>shady sections. Now which setting should I run the game at, be aware that I was happy with UG2 on 10-15 frames on an older computer so I am used to low frame rates? I am also during this time running AVG, Antivir and Spybot Search and Destroy : TeaTimer in the background among other things. My standard Pagefile size is 520 MB. Would my performance at the greater resolution increase greatly if I turned all of those off? Is there any other way that I could improve the game's performance at the higher resolution? Also my fraps number turned red at one stage. What does that mean? Anybody know? Any advice would be appreciated.