Users at Civilized.de believe that the problem that many people are experiencing with jerky graphics & regular crashes can be explained by variable pagefile sizes. It is therefore suggested that they can be reduced simply by setting a (large) permanent page file. I was going to post screenshots of how to set this in XP, but I have windows 2000 here. Can someone please post screenies of how to set it? Edit: Screen shots have been supplied by franlato - in french, but the buttons are in the same location: Spoiler First Pic: Click start, and go to the control panel : Spoiler Second Pic: Double-Click on "System" : Spoiler third pic: On the "Advanced" tab, look for 'performance', and click the 'settings' button. : Spoiler fourth pic: On the "advanced" tab, look for 'Virtual Memory', and click 'modify' : Spoiler Final Picture - Set the minimum & Maximum size to be the same (recommended value = 1.5 times whatever your RAM is) : Also - can people experiencing these problems please try this solution and report back if it improves anything? Thanks.