ok, I am stuck again. I got my fancy piece of junk working but I noticed that it would crash every once in a while. While doing whatever, the screen would go dark and the power light on the monitor would start blinking like it does when it's not connected to anything. If audio was playing, it would keep playing.... like the system didn't crash but the video crapped out. Tried fiddling with the cables, but the only way to get it back up is to reboot. It would do this once or twice in a few hours, sometimes three times. well tonight I intsalled my first fancy game, world of warcraft.... I ran into problems with that (that's a whole other thread) but after the intstall it started crashing like this a lot.... every few minutes. I have never been able to see if there is a heat spike associated with this. I'm stumped. With the problems I had from the beginning, I've ended up replacing a dead cpu and mb that were killed from heat issues, and replaced the power supply becuase I didn't trust the old one. Maybe the video card is crapped too? I mean it, works.. sorta... but these crashed started in earnest after installing a high end game. lil help here end of line.