First off let me give you my technical specs: FX-8150 3.6 GHz MSI 990FX-GD65 Mainboard 8 GB Gskill sniper ram 5850 Radeon HD GPU Using this rig in a "stock" configuration I would have to play on low settings just to get 25 FPS in largish battles. Since PS2 is a single core program, a 8 core bulldozer is far from ideal. It has raw power for multi threaded tasks, but lacks in the single core application. After this tweak I still roughly the same FPS, about 40ish on average in mild combat, but running on high settings. The clarity high settings offers has boosted my game experience even using what some might consider "low" FPS. Those are videophiles and I pay no attention to their rantings. All I did was disable cores 5-8 in the bios, and gave the proc a slight over clock of 4.2 GHz (210x20) on stock air, using the NB Voltage at 1.24v. The difference is night and day. Once I get a more solid cooling system, I am looking at 4.8-5GHz and I should get some better performance. Now the only strain I really have is on the GPU which seems to be my bottleneck now in PS2. I hope this info helps those struggling with the lack of love SoE gives to us AMD users.