I have a P4 2.4 Ghz w/ 533 FSB, on an ECS L4VXA2 motherboard, 512MB DDR PC2700, 120 GIG + 40 GIG Hard Drives, 1 CDRW and 1 CDROM, modem, soundblaster PCI 128 and a GeForce 2 MX400 with a 350 Watt Power Supply. All the parts are bought recently except the video card. When I assembled the system and booted it up, everything worked fine. Installed WinXP and all, but as I tried to play games on the GeForce 2 (any games, from Half LIfe to C&C Renagade, C&C Generals to NHL 2002) it loads onto the menu, then when i click to start the game, the game either freezes and crashes, sending me back onto Windows. Even worse, sometimes it causes the whole computer to restart out of nowhere. Sometimes the games works for a min or two, sometimes barely a few secs. I first thought it was the Drivers so i downloaded the newest drivers for the card yet it made it worse. There were errors once i turned on the computer, forcing me to shut down the computer. I seriously thought it was the video card itself so I borrowed my friend's ATI Radeon 8500. Installed it onto the motherboard and booted up the computer, games still had the same problem, so i installed the latest drivers for it but once i did that and restarted the computer, the monitor would shut off or lose the signal from the video card once windows is done loading. Downloading and installing Direct X 8.1, 9, did not work. I tried taking off 120 GIG hard drive, modem, sound card, thinking that it was the lack of power yet it still had teh same problems. I downloaded the latest drivers for the motherboard too including the AGP drivers, did not work. I reformatted..did not work. I reset the bios, even try to adjust the settings for the AGP...did not work, same problems with the games. Funny how sometimes if i open a folder with a lot of graphics (a folder full of pictures) or open a movie file, it would crash and cause me to close the folder or windows media player. I know the CPU is not overheating because its idle temp was only 31 C. On one last attempt I installed an old 32 MB Stealth III PCI video card. To my suprise, the games worked without crashing, just that they all suck because of the crappy video card. Do you think it's the AGP slot on the motherboard or does the motherboard not like me? Please Helllllp!