Here's a lesson learned, the hard way from me at least, after wrangling with a new pc system, the last few days... a word to the wise, re making sure if you try upgrading to faster CPUs, make sure ahead of time the motherboard will support the multiple PCI cards in addition to the primary agp video card... example: I upgraded my pc system again last week to a dual raid, 2.4 gigahertz cpu system, but am having problems with the old favorite Matrox G400/450 agp card w/multiple pci cards for 6 monitors , type setup. apparently, faster motherboards (like those based on the intel 850e chipset) don't handle multiple pci video cards well, according to intel tech support.. eg make sure the motherboard will handle it.. tech guy said that as the cpu's are getting faster, they're allocating less resources to the pci bus, which causes problems for multiple pci video cards. looks like I'm back to my p3 850 for now.. using this board: http://us.giga-byte.com/products/8ihxp.htm , having a lot of problems with it... I like tyan/asus boards, will likely go back to one of those.. any ideas/ tech notes/ input? let me know.. on the bright side, the p4 blazes compared to the 850, it's at least twice as fast in opening apps and running things, so that's good.. I didn't notice much difference going from cpu 500 to 850, but going to 2.4 gig w/rambus memory a noticeable improvement, nice and fast. maybe this pc, will be just for video captures etc, dedicated. looks like I'll need to spring for a more expensive multi-output AGP card, any favorites?