I was having windows issues. But only because DMA was turned off (and was a bitch figuring out how to get turned on.) Although in XP, it works great. --I can even run numerous CPU intensive programs at the same time. Linux is different.
Unfortunately, I am using XV, but it still doesn't work right. This is completely baffling. Hopefully it will work when I install Gentoo. The problem is that that probably won't happen until sometime in October