Yes there are other people who have some problems and performance degrade jumping from DX7a to DX8. I didn't have problems when I installed DX8 but my gaming perfomance decreased by over 3 FPS in some games. Besides, I dont have very new games that need DX8 anyway.. I had best performance result with DX6.1a with Det. 6.18 nVidia driver. DX7a with Det 6.18 worked well too.
Thanks all I think before i upgrade I may need to reformat since i reformatted with a bad hard drive ribbon cable i'm having a few problems with IE5.5 when i try and switch pages while there loading evrerything gets real laggy you know a page pops up you dont like and you close it as i do everything slows down way to much maybe i'll try and just reinstall IE first but I will switch to 12.40's and dx8 tonight quick update I just went to to remove IE through control panel and i gave me the option to fix it instead of removing it and it seemed to work