I'd be happy to do some bench tests but I haven't got a clue on how to do that. My monicure is a juxtaposition of the letters to spell my first name, not a self declaration of my smarts. Send me a primmer on the "hot to's" and maybe where to get a shareware bench tester and I'll give it a try.

yeah, on your advice I got the 9000 w/128mbr. I almost sent it back for the 9800 when zenstate said the 9800 will work with OS 9.2. But figured what the heck - keep it and save some bucks. BTW, I'm not a gamer and haven't cranked up my 3D programs yet so I haven't really checked out the GL bells and whistles on the 9000. But it sure has speeded up the old CRT redraw. A few more upgrades and broadband and I'll be in the 21st century.

I've got some hard drive upgrade questions that maybe some folks can help out with or clarify but I'll open a new thread for that.