Ok cool...Theres nothing wrong with the one i have...its the 6800 ultra but just wanted to upgrade the cheapest way possible. My friend gave me his old Gen2/m170 when he got his replacement Toshiba so he could play STO. I am trying to get this one to the point that i might be able to game with him but its just been one thing after another trying to get it up and going. Its also got lines on the screen and had a dead gpu fan and the power brick died then it wouldnt power up, had to get new battery... so ive been dumping a lot more resources into this than expected BUT it was free so im not bitching....just that my wife wont let me drop any more major cash on it. Im a medical photographer in the military so i dont have much cash to work with for a photo editing/gaming rig so im TRYING to get the absolute most out of what i have or my next step is to build a m1710 out of it with what i can...if i cant get it right OR just deal with it as is and put cash toward a new one...ive had my eye on an m11x since way before they were out :P Thank you guys all the help and answering that for me its been driving me nuts trying to figure it out and if it gives this thing more time then its worth it!