hi, im a n00b to these boards but hopefully somebody can help me out. ive been having some problems with gaming on my computer since last tuesday when i installed an x-fi soundcard, my third 512mb module of corsair value ram and a logitech g15 gaming keyboard. my first problem arose in battlefield 2 from a problem with the soundcard locking up my computer whilst playing. i updated the graphics card drivers, made sure bf2 was updated and i updated all the nforce4 drivers. it got to a point where i just took the soundcard out, still had problems and begun reformatting the computer. i am currently working on the computer in its reformatted state with the latest nForce4_amd_6.70_winxp2k_english drivers installed on my Gigabyte K8NMF-9 - K8 motherboard, the 81.98_forceware_winxp2k_international_whql drivers installed for my XFX 128mb GeForce 6600GT graphics card. my problem is that i cannot load games, the two games i have tried are X3: the reunion and battlefield 2 (not special forces). i am beginning to think there could be an nforce4 driver problem or other software incompatibility. i will be trying counterstrike: source and bf2: special forces tonight, aswell as running memtest and testing the three modules for errors but any input would be very welcome.