I stumbled upon iObit's Game Booster which, as far as I can tell, does provide some extra resources to my system by disabling Windows Services and some applications (that you can select) that are pointless while gaming, and then re-enables them when you are done.
But while checking around its features, I noticed that it suggests me to upgrade to Catalyst 10.8, which I installed about a month ago. Mind you, I came and went thru various 10.x drivers, performing the tedious but necessary driver cleanup each time, going thru the .../ATI not .../ATI Technologies folder, what have you.
I had some problems installing the drivers and I thought I had succeded, but now I am not too sure.
Could it be that Windows XP is NOT supported in these drives?
This is a capture from Ati's Catalyst About:
Does version 2010 equal Catalys 10?
And here is what Game Booster is telling me:
I really find it hard to believe that we must go thru hoops and garters to install/uninstall drivers such as this and the updater cannot make the simplest task as to replace the old driver with the new one.
This is the only area, I think, where Nvidia beats ATI. I don't remember such a messy installation/desinstallation process, and I had an Nvidia card for over 6 years.
Hmmm... before I submitted this, I went and check CCC's information center and, well, I can clearly see the 10.8 there.