From my previous posts, and I have now made the following system changes... I just upgraded the machine to an AMD K6 3D 500 chip (only cost me £10) the highest it will go to (from the original 450). Very slight difference in speed noted. I have also fitted a 40GB second IDE hard drive as well to replace the 10 GB. 7,200 RPM speed to replace the 5,000 speed old one. (I only have IDE connectors....is this OK with firewire tranfer and digital editing or do I really needs those SCSI machines for this? I am worried I will get jerky or video editing that drops frames all the time, but not really a way of testing it before I buy the Firewire card I suppose. If anyone knows a test that can be realistically done to see if any PC can handle complex video data tranfer and editing, can they let me know. The machine seems to be running fast generally, but then again it only has the integrated graphics chip on the mainboard, and not a fancy video card. The integrated video chip is an SIS 530/620, with, or so the manual says, 64 bit 3d with 8 mb main buffer? Can this handle DV editing without grinding to a total halt or this not an issue? Im also running XP which is the most up to date Windows, there is now 360 MB RAM at 100 Mhz on a PC Chuips 100 mhz mainboard. Will I need more actual RAM or is this OK? I decided against buying a new machine at this stage, but I may do later in the year should this one not be up to standard.