Ok, maybe someone here can help me out, or at least let me know that I'm not alone here. I'm running The Sims with several expansion packs ( LL, HP, and HD) Hot Date being the latest one I've installed. I'm running a PM G4 450 AGP, 640 RAM, and the game is quite jerky, freezing for about 5 to 10 seconds about every minuet or so. The scrolling in the game is quite slow as well. Going Downtown is very slow and at some places is almost unplayable. Trying to speed up the time flow is useless, when either fast or superfast is used the game actually slows down more. Recently I installed a Radeon 9000 128MB edition, not just for the Sims, but I was hoping it would speed things up there as well. After installing it I ran the Sims and found that although gameplay had improved slightly, it was not really enough to make a difference. Also have tried tweeking the OpenGL settings for Hot Date in the ATI Utilities with no noticeable difference. I have gotten a very large boost in preformance to WCIII since installing the new video card but can not say the same for The Sims. I should point out that my girlfriend has installed a ton of third party objects, skins, ect. but I did a clean install of the game and all expansion packs and still had slow and jerky preformance. So I'm hoping that either someone can clue me in to anything I can try, or that others are expierencing the same issues so I don't feel as fustrated. Thanks in Advance.