Recently installed a saphire radeon 9800XT 256M. machine spec is: P4 2.4 (533fsb version) Asus P4G8X mobo. 1Gb ram ( forget what type but its tow banks of 512 for dual addressability). 120Gb WD caviar 8m cache 7200rpm. Os is W2k sp4 ( totally up to date) driver is cat 4.4 I've been playing Far Cry with this and to be honest I hadn't noticed a problem . everything maxed out at 1280x1024 still gave good frame rates 99% of the time. I ran 3dmark03 on it the other night and got 3121 points which frankly sucks. Then I tweaked down certain settings for the default benchmark as advised by futuremark and got minimal improvement. Now the card seems to have become unstable slightly ( with Far Cry causing a reboot occasionally : have my suspicions its Far Cry actually) Why the low score? Is it W2K? Also I totally disregarded hooking up the additional power molex through the HD using the splitter cable provided : I couldn't see the point as I had plenty of spare power runs. Was this a mistake? ( can't possibly see why ). The machine is getting on a bit but its still a reasonable spec even these days. x8 AGP USWC and fastwrites are enable : aperturew is 256M. can't think ofanything else. Machine is pretty sweet and solid apart from the low 3dmark03 score. Any suggestions?