as noted in the thread name, I am the pround new owner of an asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboard, and I have some questions, because I know you guys here on techspot have had a lot of experience with these boards. first, I am wondering how exactly to get "dual-channel" ram to work exactly, I didnt see anything in the manual. Do you have to se something in the bios? What slots do I put the ram in? both blue? Second, I got a few errors during installation that, after looking up the BSOD error numbers, lead me to believe one of my ram modules might have something wrong with it. I was just wondering if there was a utility out there that I could use to maybe test the ram or something? I would like not to be out of commission sending good ram back to newegg if there is a way to find out here at home if its garbage. both appear to work in the system info screen. Third, I cant seem to get to the internet (I am on another comp now). When I look on the LAN that the cable is in, there is a yellow light. Isnt it supposed to be green? I cannot connect to my network either. I ran the network setup wizard; no results. THe lower LAN port does not light up at all when I put the cable in there. Whats up with that? And here's what happend during the install: Installing windows was a pain, because the damn thing kept crashing with the BSOD, *or* an error would halt installation saying it couldnt copy a file to the drive. Some of the errors suggested updating the bios, (didnt do yet) disabling cashes (done by default) and replacing my video drivers (well.. I was installing WinXP so I dont think that was it) But I looked up some of the errors and they said there might have been problems with the NTFS file system or the hardware; Ram specifically. I thought maybe I had them in the wrong configuration, so I moved the Ram into both the blue slots and then installation seemed to go fine until the very end when I got another BSOD with some Page Fault error, which again made me think I have the ram in there wrong or the stuff is faulty, see above... now everything seems to be okay, installation restarted but when I got to windows it said the system had recovered from a serious error. I dont understand what caused all that, and I dont know if there may be something wrong with the way I have the board set up or what? any thoughts? Sorry I know thats a lot, but I am trying hard to get this thing up and running and I seem to keep coming into problems on my own. this is what I have so far: Asus A7N8X-e Deluxe Motherboard 2 512mb corsair Ram (value pak :blush: ) AthlonXP 3200 Ati 8500 64mb Video card 2 HDDs , 200GB & 80GB, both maxtor Standard DVD & CD-RW No, really ...thats it. ...stop laughing! I probably wont be able to check back until this evening, but any help would be greatly appreciated.