Well it didn't go perfectly smooth, installing the Via 4in1 drivers with SP2 trashed the first install. On the second install I didn't bother with them. I consider these two setups to be learning experiences. I may actually pave the box and re-install one more time to get things the way I want. But I did manage to get HL2 installed and booted up. Oh man!! I was actually able to play smoothly with high quality textures etc at 1600x1200! Unbelievable! After playing console games at 640x480 for so long I had forgotten what I was missing. The detail in this game is simply amazing.