the other day i was modding some drivers for laptop gpu. before i get any further into this, here's my specs: Dell Inspiron E1705 Core2Duo T7200 ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB 4GB RAM Vista 32bit. well, after i uninstalled my crappy dell display drivers, i rebooted and decided to see just how badly my laptop game without a display driver. soooo... i tried Half Life 2. just as i was expecting it to suck, i realized that i was running at about 60-70 FPS. hmmm. thats weird. so, i pushed the resolution and settings to max. now, i know that half life 2 isn't that demanding of a game, but this was insane. how on earth am i doing so well? well, then i went ahead and decided to push it a little bit further and ran Call Of Duty 4. same freakin story. i was able to run that game on high settings as well. WTF?? expecting my luck to run out, i decided to really test my hardware and tried running Far Cry 2. this game i usually run at a resolution of 1024x768 with low settings.... this time around, i pushed it up to the 1400x900 range, medium settings, all the while maintaining a decent framerate. so. HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? why on earth do dell drivers suck that much? keep in mind, this all happened without drivers whatsoever. it looked amazing, especially for a 128MB GPU in a non-gaming laptop. after i installed the modded drivers from ati (with catalyst 9.3) i noticed once again a better performance than the dell drivers, but nowhere near as impressive as without drivers. unfortunately i require OpenGL for school and my hobby of Blender 3D. i'm not aware of any ways to get OpenGL EXCEPT for in a driver package. so i was hoping... is there a way to get OpenGL without installing a driver? or is there a way to take the current display driver and disable/delete everything in it except for the OpenGL extensions and modules? it seems like an idea worth exploring, but i'd like to get educated before i go tinkering around... please help.