okay. I have a 1.4 T-bird, and a Hercules Prophet III Ti 500. the best 3dmark 2001 se score I could get was 5500 or so. I was using winMe and the latest drivers. than I just upgraded to XP Home and the beta drivers, what are they, 40.41? did 3dmark, and my score was 7300! damn near 2000 point jump. went from averaging 17.4 FPS on Nature, to over 50! needless to say, I'm happy!