Im having a hard time making up the choice. my system is a AMD 1.7ghz using an asus av7333 mother board. recently my computer got really fucked due to cpu over heating. before i figured that out, i thought it was raid driver problem so i turned it off(as the pc could not detect my HD). now for the questions: #1 will using raid cause higher cpu temperatures and my system to crash again. before i got new heatsink and fan, my cpu was at 40*c startup reaching up to 85*c running. scary shit. #2 i got two 40G hard drives and after i stopped using raid, it feels the computer is quite slow. is it just me? or does raid reallymake a big difference. #3 if i want to set it up again, how do i install the drivers correctly and where to get the drivers. thats after i turn on the raid features via the tiny plastic connector on the motherboard. sorry i dont knw much about computers, but i feel slow without the raid. could be just me. any suggestions thanks for ur help.