I'm sitting here watching my fps and cpu usage...the usage only gets to 35% while playing the game I am on, and the fps was up to 160 idle while moving around it went down to 50-60 and randomly dips down to 30-0 which is where I freeze up and it's hard to move. I'm playing an mmo not a fps so I don't need the best fps always but I would just like to move easly and freely and not freeze up. Is buying a new cpu and motherboard really my only option? Well no I guess I could see if I can send these 2 cards back and go and find another 8800gts somewhere. Changing the graphic settings really does hurt the fps, I think at max graphics I was getting 50 fps idle, Oh I have also changed the power options in window 7 to max performance, I think that did get me another 50 frames in this game.