hi, i just downgraded from WinXP (to strong for my PC). here are my sytem specs: 633MHz Celeron 384MB RAM(256+128... i case u were wondering how i got 384 like i wondered how it was 384 when i bought it... LoL!) GeForce2 MX200 SB Live! 24-Bit Cable Internet Windows ME(fresh install) everything is much faster since the downgrade from WinXP such as opening Apps(Internet Explorer, Netscape, Media Player, startup & shutdown, etc, etc...) And even the games themselves load up faster. But gameplay is what is my concern, i expected them to be a tad bit faster. just a tad. but instead, they are exactly the same, and about 5 minutes into the game it gets even worse, as if my cpu or harddrive or RAM or all 3 are trying to do something or something. XP had constant performance(about 15 FPS in Enemy Territory/10 FPS in combat). but in my fresh install of ME, it is just a such until 5 or less minutes into the game, combat FPS drop to like 1 or 2 FPS... LITERALLY!!!!!!!. i am dead serious. why did everything else improve or stay stable besides my games? tip or tweaks out there from anyone desiring to help? i'd appreciate any help at all no matter how feeble of an attemp, i miss ET). thx!!!!!