Until now I've been the poster boy for Hardware Deficiency Syndrome, running NX2 on an Athlon 2800 with 1 GB, and on Vista just to make things worse. I've now bought a new PC with a 4-core Intel processor, 4GB and a SATA drive. Being a developer, I also have the latest C++ runtimes and .NET framework installed. The difference, for NX2, is major - rendering times are way down. So I am here today to tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel and with adequate hardware, NX2 does come to life.