I have completed my second self-built computer and am attempting to install FreeBSD 6.0. FreeBSD installed with some difficulty. While attempting to configure networking I discovered my on board LAN was DOA. Disabled that in BIOS and installed a 3Com NIC, worked like a top. FreeBSD now has major problems building ports. I have been racking my brains out trying to make it work. Last night I did an install on an old P2 I had lying around. It worked just fine. I am now 95% certain I have a hardware issue. I am very suspicious of the MoBo. It is a MSI K8TM/K8MM MS-6741. It was purchased on e-bay as new in the box. Only opened for inspection. Yet it arrived sans manual, disk, cables and back plate. I did flash the BIOS to the latest version. The socket 745 AMD Sempron 2800+ processor was also purchased from E-Bay, but it arrived and a sealed AMD retail box. The 512meg memory (256x2) was purchased along with some other misc items from Tiger Direct. I dont even remember the brand. It was whatever was on sale at the time. I am about to order a new MoBo but before I do I wanted to check with the fine hardware guys here at GT for any advice. Does that sound reasonable or is there maybe something I could simply turn off in BIOS? Should I be more suspicious of the other components? Thanks in advance. Mike PS: I started out wanting ot learn something about BSD and upgrade my web server. I sure have been learning about BSD. Cant wait till something goes my way.