Well, I am off a clean install of windows... Before I put my sound card in, I could play Quake III at 200+ FPS but when trying to play Counter-Strike in D3D, it would crash my computer completely, and even BenchMark2k1... So I installed my SBLive 5.1 XGamer, only to find that Quake III's FPS would lower to 35 at some points and never reach over 150.... However, D3D now works, but it's hella slow... My benchmark2k1 score was abotu 600... Yes 600 Not 6,000... I never got over 20 FPS in D3D Hardware or Software T&L modes.. In games while using D3D, my movements / actions are all 1/2 a second delayed.. (Example: I move left, 1/2 second later on my screen I move left) it's smooth not choopy but it is all delayed! Should my Vid card or Sound Card have a DMA channel? Becase they don't.. And if so, how do I set them up with one?