AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ (2 CPUs), ~1.9 GHz nForce 430 chipset nVidia (EVGA) GeForce 8600GT 256mb DDR3 PCI-E Sigmatel High Definition Sounds 1GB RAM (2 X 512 DDR2 667mHz) 350w PSU I recently made my first purchase of an aftermarket video card. I thought I had everything figured out from top to bottom....man, was I wrong. I concider myself much better than the average joe at computers, but this has burned my ass.....literally! The card is the one listed above....EVGA 8600GT 256mb purchased from www.newegg.com I have never had any blue screens/system crashes before getting "emotionally" involved with this card, but I guess there's a first time for everything. I did it by the books with this card. I flashed my BIOS with the newest updates, installed chipset drivers, used driver cleaner, and even changed VP programs. This card is just not cooperating with me at all. It continues to run very unstable on BF2(the only game I have right now) and provides me with not much more smooth gameplay than the stock nVidia 6150LE. It runs decent on low settings(same as 6150LE 64mb), and runs poor on anything past low. I know its video card issues, but just need some help to figure this one out. I have contacted EVGA, newegg, and some chat servers and found no or little info. Please guys, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.