Do you have to install SP1 when you have a dualcore system, as I installed sp1 weeks ago and installed my DC processor yesterday but don't notice a difference.
Yes you need to. Make sure you have no add-on's installed when you install sp1. What are your spec's?
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ Dual Core 2.2GHz
1.5 GB RAM ( 3x512MB PC3200)
40GB IDE (Maxtor)
160GB SATA II (Maxtor)
LiteOn DVD ROM/CDRW
Club3D GeForce 6600 (AGP) 256MB Ram
Asrock DUAL-VSTA S939
350W Stock PSU
WinXP Pro SP2 (32-bit)
(Asrock Mobo has a PCI Express x16, Upgradable to SAM2, 4 Ram slots (4GB Max)
I have a brand new 500W PSU, not in use yet.
*I've only got repaints, does that matter?
Yes, I think that does mater. You can not have anything other than the default craft installed.
I'm going to get the above as my funds are quite low, with the amount of spending I've done this week alone.
That should help push up my frames right?
That will help but if you can afford the 8600gts that is a huge improvement over the gt.