okay. so win xp via boot camp still can't 6box ddo very well. it actually does okay. except for the page faults. task mangler put that at around 3.3G. which seems kinda bad. let's try windows 7. you can download it directly from microsoft. you get both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. i didn't know that at the time. i just assumed that all modern operating systems would be 64 bit. silly me. i ended up installing the 32 bit version from xp on the other /new/ hard drive. the procedure was pretty much the same as with installing xp. now win7/32 was definitely better than xp for 6boxing ddo. page faults were down to 1.9G. and the frame rate was up to 60 fps. which is pretty awesome. the problem is when new content appears. all 6 instances try to load it at the same time and cause the page faults. the machine has 12G ram. so though win7/32 is much better than xp, it ain't good enough yet. time to try win7/64.