Hi everyone, First of all i apologise if this is in the wrong forum, this problem is a mix of a few sections and software seemed the best place to put, please move if this is not the case. Now to the problem, anytime i play youtube videos or play games, i get a lot of choppy playback and bad FPS. For example on youtube the video will be fully loaded, and the video will play fine, then every 10 seconds or so, it will freeze and skip 1-3 seconds and quickly go through it, very annoying. Gaming wise its similar, previous games that worked on XP i have had difficulty playing windows 7, the game will give extremely low fps, choppy input and make my entire session unstable (cant alt tab out, slow response on other windows). My problem i guess is my video card, im using a laptop and my graphics card (geforce go 7950GTX) is no longer supported and wont get windows 7 drivers (for a card thats less than 3 years old thats mighty frustrating) however the drivers on the windows update screen allow functionality. I figure the fact my graphics card is recognise atm as some completely different model is the source of the problem, but apart from that i have no idea. I have removed a lot of windows 7 junk (aero, gadgets, several services turned off) in an effort to improve performance but no luck. If anyone has any ideas on whats causing this, i would love to know, its incredibly frustrating. I was unsure whether to buy windows 7 or just stick with XP after the state of vista, and im regretting installing it now. thanks a bunch. sam.