well i just received my 8800gs alpha dog edition card today, that i bought off another tpu member (thanks nick!) ..installed it and ran 3dm06 to only score 4000pts. okay so i thought maybe its bottlenecked by the e2140 (which was stock) so i oc;d it up to 2.8ghz n my score dropped to below 4000! decided to try gaming next and crysis played at 1280x1024 on medium, but alot like how my 7600gs was playing it..terribly! trying to figure out what the hell was wrong got gpu-z and noticed the (pic) pcie x16 only at x1? so googled around, to find that a few mobo's have this issue with 88xx cards..and mine was on the list. updated bios to latest f8, that didnt work. went back to everything stock too, no avail. tried different pcie frequencies, voltages, NB voltages..nothing! then i emailed gigabyte tech support abt it, they replied in 2 mins asking if i had loaded optimized defaults, which i did, and they havent replied since. but then whilst i was still browsing, my screen started to freeze up momentarily, then work for 5mins then freeze up again, back n forth like that. to which i thought it must be a psu issue. my psu supplies 26A on the 12v, isnt that enough for an 8800gs? even at stock with just a normal system? swopped the 8800 out for my 7600 agaiun, see what gigabyte have to say. but am wondering what you guys think the prob maybe? cud a lack of power cause the pcie slot to run at x1?