It actually gets worse. I put a 6200 in, replacing the FX5200 and this happened: You might have gotten confused a bit with the model numbers and my cards. The FX5200 and the 6200 are nvidia cards. The FX5200 came out 2003 and competed with the Radeon 9000 cards. The 6200 came out a year later. Both were the budget cards of their series. I don't know what the earliest cards you remember, but both ATI and nvidia had cards with numbers in the thousands, then ATI started doing the xNumbers and then HD Numbers and is now back up with HD 7000s. So its important to distinguish between my nvidia 5000/6000 cards and more modern ATI HD5000/HD6000. A Radeon HD 5550 will be light years ahead of the nvidia low 7000 series card you have now.