Hi Had Half Life 2 for some time now, and, whilst I've been fairly patient with the choppiness and slow loading times up until now, I think I'd quite like to play it without. I have XP, 512MB ram, 2.5GHZ, GeForce 5200 AGP 128, and a crappy Sound Blaster 24-Bit sound card. Since the Half Life people have put the minimum system requirements as less than this, I think the choppiness, even with graphics settings at minimum, is less than satisfactory. They can't have meant people to play it when it's this slow, so all I can assume is that my computer is having issues in other areas. I reallise a dual core uber computer would have no trouble, I just don't have the money to buy a new PC. I have the latest drivers, anti-virus software, anti-spyware and anti-adware. Perhaps Norton could be slowing it down? But I can't work out how to turn it off. It seems impossible. Any ideas as to how to improve the situation would be gratefully received, thanks! Rob.