First of all don't laugh when I tell you my system. Athlon 550MHZ 384 MEG Ram. I am running an ATI Radeon(older) 64mb DDR at present time. I am lookin to upgrade one more time to a better vid card. There is one thing that I did not like about the Radeon I have now. At the time I bought it it ran all the games I played just fine at 1024x768x32. Then a little later on when I started playin some of the newer games at the time the fps would drop some so I though no prob, I would just turn down the res to 800x600x32 or 16 and it would help the fps (I was so wrong!) Dropping the res really had no effect (maybe 5 fps).Anyway my point is before the radeon I had a Nvidia Vanta 8 meg that came with my system. I could turn it down 1 notch on the res and notice a big diff in fps. I have read on a couple of reviews that this was a prob with the Radeon 64 ddr (after I had already bought it).I have been lookin at a Ti4200 as I have reservations about goin with ATI again.Do the newer Radeons suffer from this problem? My case is pretty cramped so I cannot get a 4400 or 4600 as they are too long. I have noticed the 9700PRO is a regular size board also and would probably fit. Would my system be be able to run the 9700PRO good enough to make a difference and for that matter an Ti4200 or 8500 .I have read alot of good things about the 8500 and also the Ti4200.Most of the charts I have looked at the Ti4200 beats the 8500 ,and I am sure the 9700PRO beats them all right now. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!!! Another question .I have noticed the 9700Pro recommends a 300watt power supply if you have alot of xtra things hooked up .As my puter is older it only has 185watt rated power supply.I really don't have any extra things hooked to the power supply . Could this be a problem with the 9700Pro?