Setup: Asus a7n8x rev2.0 AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 256 MB Generic PC3200 Ram ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 400W Antec PSU WD 40G HDD Sony CDRW DVD-ROM Optitwrite DVD RW I fried my a7v8x-x about a week ago and ordered this new one in hopes of an easy replacement. From what everyoen told me it shoudl have just booted right up, with a few expected problems with WinXP. But now after working at if for 3 days i still have it to work. My first problem is durring POST it ways the CPU speed is 1250 Mhz, which it should be 1.87. It also says my memory freq. is 100mhz depending on which slot i put it in, in the third slot it says its 200mhz. It also takes about a minute to detect the IDE devices everytiem I boot. After POST it will boot from CD Drive but goes too slow to do anythign. This lead me to beleive it is a RAM problem, but i have the same problem no matter what slot i put it in. The RAm has 7 chips per side which is in the limits of the board(8 is max). Coudl it be that it only accepts the dual channel ddr memory? I have tried almost everyhtign and still cannot get it working. thanks for any help.