I recently bought several new system components from newegg.com and I am having some problems that I was thinking might be related to the motherboard drivers. The motherboard I purchased was an Asus K8V SE Deluxe, however I bought it refurbished thinking that I would be able to figure out any problems that arose as a result. This means that it didn't come with any of the original things that were packed with it, I just got the motherboard. The manual wasn't too hard to find online, but the driver cd that should have come with it is where I think the problem might arise. I was able to install windows xp professional without any problems, however I haven't installed any motherboard specific drivers. Apparently it's running on whatever default drivers windows xp installed on it. Everything is working great except when I attempt to run graphics intensive games such as the Battlefield 2 demo or Half-Life 2. Everthing runs fine for a few minutes and then I will get a crazy high pitched static noise from the speakers and the computer will hardlock. My question is could this problem come from the fact that I haven't installed any specific drivers for my motherboard? The only things I'm using on the motherboard at the moment is the primary and secondary ide slots, 2 PCI slots, and the AGP slot. I have the most recent drivers for my video and sound card. I'm running: ASUS K8V SE DELUXE K8T800 POWER SUPPLY CMAX 400WCX-400B BK RT VGA ASUS N6600GT/TD/128 CPU AMD 64 |3700+ ATHLON 64 754 SB Audigy with 2 512 sticks of PC3200 Centon ram Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.