oojacoboo:
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.

maestro:
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.

PS;
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.