Today I got an Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 GTO 256mb DDR3 AGP video card to replace an old G-Force ti4200 AGP 128mb DDR video card. I am a total newb when it comes to ATI so please assist me. My system is a XP2600 on a EPoX 8K3A+ mobo with 1gb PC2700 ram at 2-2-2. I installed the new video card after uninstalling the Nvidia drivers and shutting down the PC. I put in the new card and used the driver CD that came with the new video card to install it so now I have ATI Catalyst drivers version 5.8 on my computer. I installed the Trixx overclocker utility that came on the driver CD and have also downloaded and installed ATI-Tool ver 0.24. The ATI-Tool says that I have the R430 core on this card. It also says that 16 pipes are active. I then ran the Trixx program and told it to give me my max core and mem settings. It came back with the following results: Mem Clock = 507 VPU Clock = 399 As you can see, these settings didn't change much from the stock settings of 490/400. My scores in benchmarking programs have all more than doubled which is great. Here come my questions: Is the R430 core the good one for this model card? Shouldn't this overclock more than it did? Will newer Catalyst drivers improve the overclock at all or is overclocking strictly on the physical layer? I hear arguments abouts more pipes being better than higher clock speeds. Is that true? In short, should I be happy with what I have so far? What would you do if you were me? Thanks!