My videocard: Diamond ATI HD 4870 1GB Goal: softmod my vc into ATI FirePro v8700 Reason: I'm using xsi softimage so i need extra performance for heavy tri/poly counts. Action and result: after using glemar's patchscript to patch driver firegl version 5.23 or 5.32 and tried to install it, i got a bsod and shutdown. After I rebooted my computer, the windows os immediately showed a hardware dialog looking for firegl driver to install for hardware called v8700 so im like " it worked ? but yet when i tried to install the driver myc omputer crashed?" so i thoguht why not pointing to the newer and latest firepro driver (firepro_8.563_xp32) instead of firegl one? i went ahead and did it.. it worked; i used the update driver ofc.. after rebooting everything is what it should be .. good resolution, games does seem to run just like i did when i had cataylst 9.2 but all seem to be same what i have seen in cataylist 9.2. should I be expecting a sort of different configuration that does come with v8700? Question: After using XSI to open and view models with heavy poly counts, I'm not sure if I do see any difference .. maybe faster viewing but overall? I'm not sure. I have already downloaded specviewperf 10 .. to be honest with you I'm not at the high level as you guys are, so I'm hoping that you guys could help by telling or teach me how does it work (the specviewperf software) so I can know whether if I am in fact benefiting from the videocard using softmodo or not.