ratmyr said it.
In my quest to get BF2 running on my FX7, I fdisked my driver, reformated and then a clean install of XP.
as a guide, I then went and downloaded all new drivers from the various manufacturers (VIA, Realtek, nVidia, ect.) and the box rocks.
3DMark06 ran when laptop was stock from Hypersonic on first day yielded a score of 3723. With newer drivers and some XP tweaks it increased to 3854. 3DMark01 went from 19815 to 21855.
Like ratmyr, I am hesitant to upgrade my BIOS until a newer release from Hypersonic is posted to their support center.
is free to scan your PC. They require you to pay for the ability to look at the updated drivers. But if your are smarter than the average 10 yr old, you can easily see that it gives you the Manufacturer and in many cases the models and you can then Google for the different vendors websites and download the drivers as needed. Paying the $30 if a bit much for home use when you have 1 or 2 units. But since my work area have no less than 50 desktops, towers, or laptops on any given day, it was a small price to pay when I do quarterly checks.