Just though I would put both my troubles into one post. OK so I built myself a new rig and it has quite nice specs compared to my old one: i7 930 (stock at the mo, but will overclock once I've sorted out cooling) 6GB (kind of, that my second problem) of DDR3 tripple channel ram ATI 5870 vapor-x Anyway, first issue. I am getting ridiculously low frame rates. I used to get better with my old dual core and 8800GT! I'm averaging at about 30 max, then when a few people come on screen, it goes down to 25-27 ish. I have disabled multicore and verticle sync in order to combat this, but they both do nothiiiing. My second problem is hardware related. My mobo (ASUS P6TD Deluxe) just recently felt like being a bit of a party pooper and decided to give up on one of its RAM slots. I know it isn't the RAM because my sticks have activity lights on them, and they all freeze in the middle socket, no matter which stick I am using. The PC works fine, it just reads 4GB instead of 6GB and the activity lights on the RAM is stuck. Will I have to take the mobo back, or is there a simple fix I could do?