Bought FarCry, installed it (the demos were the selling point for me). The game would play for 5-20 minutes then the graphics would become a moving bunch of colored polygons. I would have to do the 3-fingered salute. A couple of other games did the same thing. I went to MSCONFIG, STARTUP and wrote down a list of everything that had a checkmark. I then unchecked everything in the startup list. Rebooted and when I went back there was only one thing that automatically rechecked itself. Since then my games have played with no problems. I have not yet attempted to try putting the items back in startup to see which one(s) caused the problem.