I just installed a video card in my system. I had been using the onboard video up to this point. Well that's not entirely true, I did have an agp card at one time but after a mobo meltdown and an upgrade on a tight budget I found myself with no agp slot. Anyway that's a different story. When I was running the agp card I consistently had 80%+ system resources free. With the onboard I was getting readings of 60 to 70% tops. Somebody told me that by installing a seperate card it would free up my system resources. The thing is with this new card in these numbers have dropped even further down to as low as the low 30s. I don't know if it matters but the card is pci. Still if it isn't going to help any I might as well return it and just go with onboard. I still have a week to do so. Any input would be greatly appreciated.