I came across this free program a while ago when i had to RMA my Maximus II Formula motherboard due to a fault, and had to use my old PCworld bought computer. Going from a 3.6ghz quad w/ 4870 gfx to a 2.0ghz dual core with non-molex powered gfx was bad lol. Its called Gamebooster. Link :http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html Description Its free, safe and was really helpful when i was on my lower spec'd machine. So it may help those here who also have lower spec'd machines and need a bit more performance. Note: this also can be used / turned on before you compile maps (which is what i only use it for now) to give you near enough all of your resources to compiling. Another tool i used to use on my old fail comp was TF2 Tweaker. Link: http://1337.gameworldonline.be/tf2tweaker.php Another safe tool that has alod of advanced options to tune your gfx settings ect further than what can be achived in Options/video ingame. When you run the tool and select what you want on and off, it saves alod of commands to your autoexec.cfg and can dramatically boost performance. It needs .net framwork to work. Description All looks work on XP/Vista and all versions of Windows 7 (RC, RTM). Hope these help a few people who need them. There both free to downlaod and distribute.