I recently put an Athlon 2200+ machine together for my brother-in-law and everything went smooth. He has a nice Abit KD7 (non raid) motherboard with a 2200+ Athlon. He went with a cheaper gforce2 mx400 64M card and new hd & cdrw etc. Installed XP Pro & SP1 nicely with zero problems. Updated everything possible and the machine purred. Latest DirectX, drivers, bios, everything I could imagine. The bios has all the AGP stuff set for speed, I believe. I loaded up Battlefield 1942 and was horrified to see it stutter just playing the "DICE" logo intro. I have the latest NVidia drivers, latest mb bios etc, and I am stumped. The game plays ok on very low settings but no where near my Athlon 1.333GHz machine with the same video card. The video display is normal without AA etc. I ram 3dmark 2001SE and it was about 25% of my machine. (3500 I think, can't remember exact)/ Anyone figure out what I missed?