hey guys. to start things off- all drivers (including BIOS) is fully uptodate- win64 and win32 fully uptodate- sp2 on both- and all updates required. DX 9c on both OS' 64bit OS has all the respective 64bit drivers installed on it. well everything runs great- i regularly DEFRAG- i run anti virus AVG program- daily- i run CCleaner which takes care of alot of junk on the HD- i run MEMtest once a month. at the moment i dont have my CPU OC'd at all. Nor are my GPU OC'd (well i never did it). WINDOWS runs great no problems- no errors. installed programs is not an issue whatsoever. but when i use WINRAR to unpack lets say 500MB it takes a bit of time (more than usual i mean, a noticable delay occurs)- ok i unpacked 6GB and it took 1hr 21 MIN ..that is nuts..i h ave never waited so long for a game to unpack (really). i know 6gb is not peanuts but thats nuts! even 1gb took longer than usual- i have no virus' no mem errors- no cpu core damage. i also check my ATAIDE controller devices on Device manager and made sure that PIO was NOT selected...but there is ONE listed HD that IS selected but i cannot changeit- both HDS are new- not old old school or anything- they are both 7200rpm- one of them is actually sata (which i know doesnt make the big difference hehe) i was thinking mayhaps a lurking virus- only happens with zipped stuff- even if i download a DEMO for a game IE- JEricho- that took about 30 min to install.......OBlivion only took 10 at most- im going to log into my BIOS inthe morning - see if there is something different- OH and this did NOT happen after i updated my bios today- it happened before that- but recentley...which is annoying. i also have virtual memory enabled at system config (not custom)- but other than that- everything runs great- the only other thing i can point out is that on my device list - MASS STORAGE CONTROLLER has a question mark with it..hmm im goona check the net for something- oh and it sucks cause i bought BET ON SOLDIER about 7 months ago- and it had STARFOCE ON IT- so my burnder has finally given up- its dead..... thanks in advance - game on!