Hey guys, sorry for the long absence. I just had a question I felt I needed to ask on here, more than any other site. I recently purchased an 8800 GTS (340MB VRAM, 500/1600) and an additional gigabyte of RAM to go in my Athlon 3800+ (2.58GHz, Rated 3.80) rig. I thought this would tide me over for some time. Recently, I was disillusioned: I installed the "World In Conflict" demo, only to find that I had miserable framerates and otherwise poor performance. I thought this was odd, and since my video card and RAM are both relatively high-end, I attributed the difference to the CPU. After all, the framerate in the Benchmark remained the same (+/- 3 FPS) no matter what settings I used as far as graphics quality. Would I be correct in assuming this? I've heard that WIC is a multi-threaded game, as are a lot of games these days. So I was considering upgrading to an Athlon X2 4200 on my Socket 939 motherboard, just to tide me over until the Intel Quad-cores (Kentsfield?) and AMD Phenom come out, and then I would upgrade mobo, RAM, GFX, and CPU all at once. How would the X2 work out for me? Also, my 8800 tends to overheat when I knock the core-clock up about 100 MHz, despite superior cooling. Can anybody give me any tips for keeping the temperature down on that card without purchasing aftermarket cooling, or recommend a good OC utility (other than ATITool)? And lastly, my performance with this card seems to be lagging behind on games that were made prior to about 2006. I don't know if the 8800 just doesn't handle older APIs as well, or if it's a driver issue, but if anybody has experienced similar problems and resolved them, I could use some tips.