I have a Hercules Rad 9700 (non Pro) which I was running overclocked at about 300mhz core and memory. This has worked up to Catalyst 3.4.... however the card locks up when using 3.5 or above and the system has to reboot. So now we are at Catalyst 3.8 do you think it is more beneficial performance wise to have the better drivers or the card overclocked 12% but with lower drivers? (Sorry I have not benchmarked with any drivers up to now.... maybe I should and I would get my answer)??? Any advice or comments would be appreciated.... cheers.