Hi all I thought my system was pretty well tweaked and setup. That is, until today. I was browsing the BFBC2 official forums and came across this thread. Examples of things I now know that I didn't before (and I'm not a newb at this): -HPET effect on system -how to reduce windows timer resolution and make things snappier -how to make intel's latest chipset inf utility actually INSTALL drivers for supported hardware -how to tweak multimedia class scheduler for games in vista/windows 7 -best advanced settings for your network card for FPS gaming Seriously good info link. Try it! edit: what i like most about it is the links which justify why the tweaks are needed. check them out!