Have been having trouble with older, non-DOS games for some time. My present system I put together myself and the spec. includes a 500MHz AMD-K2 ver.2 with 384MB RAM and my graphics card is the Intel740 Adapter(8MB AGP). I have recently upgraded my BIOS to the latest version, which has boosted the performance noticeably however when running games my system runs them at the same speed as my housemates system (350MHz CPU, 320MB RAM, same graphics card as myself). I also haven't got round to updating her system, system still uses the original BIOS and has no updated drivers. Admittedly the systems aren't too disimilar, but surely I'd notice improved perfomance from my system. I have performed tests on the RAM to make sure thats working groovily and it is. I have also downloaded and am using Everest Home edition utility to find out more information about my hardware. According to this utility my graphics card supports upto DirectX 6, however with the installation of XP SP2 I am currently running DX 9.0c. Is this where my problem lies as I thought DX was backwards compatible?