Folks, Currently, I am playing back DVD movies on my computer. My current configuration is as follows: Abit AB-BM6 motherboard Intel Celeron A 466 MHz CPU 256 MB PC-100 SDRAM Matrox G400 Dualhead 32 MB AGP graphics card 10 GB Maxtor ATA-33 hard drive Sound Blaster PCI 128 sound card Windows 98 (original release) I am using Intervideo's WinDVD 3.1 to play back DVD movies. While it works most of the most of the time, I get occasional stutters on-screen. Yes, I have made sure I'm not running CPU-cycle hogging programs like VirusScan 6.0 when I'm playing DVD's. I'm thinking about two ways to see if I can cure the stuttering problem: 1. Replace the current CPU with an Intel Celeron II CPU (cB0 stepping) and bump up RAM by at least 64 MB. 2. Replace the graphics card with an ATI Radeon 7000 AGP, a card that has HWMC and IDCT support to lower CPU usage during DVD playback. I'd like comments on the merits of either method. By the way, I'm not interested in getting the Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus decoder card because several customers have expressed issues about picture quality, the fact I have to sacrifice one PCI slot to use the card, and unknown compatibility with PowerDVD 4.0 XP and WinDVD 3.1 with the Hollywood Plus card.