I noticed your was little on the choppy side myself. Are you using the solid command? What Frame fate are you using? Make sure that your skin is only running one effect at a time. The less effects the better. RR just can't handle much moving around at once. Also I found that the faster and shorter the effect(s) the less cpu you'll be using. For example, in my skin I have the track title scrolling, at first I had it scrolling by slowly hoping the slower it moved the less cpu usage it would take. I was wrong. Now I have the track title scroll by faster and stop in between scrolls for a few seconds. Works great. Anyways I know I'm not much help, but I thought I'd try and throw a few ideas out there and hope for the real gurus to show up.