Yeah, yeah. Stupid person comes on here and asks for help with his computer problems. Around 5:00 PM two days ago, I had started to notice some strange problems with my video rendering, where the games would halt for around 10 seconds every 5 seconds, so I instinctly thought I needed to restart my computer because my computer was probably using a lot of memory. After restarting, the problem still persisted, and I then tried reinstalling my video drivers. After all that, it still didn't work. It was about midnight before I decided to stop messing around and go to sleep. The next day, at about 2:00 PM, I noticed that my sound deicded to randomly poop out, and refused to work (both the SoundBlaster Live X-Gamer5.1 card and the onboard sound stopped working). I also tried reinstalling the drivers for those, too, to no avail. So then, I stupidly reformat my C:\ drive, and reinstall my OS, and that still didn't fix anything. Could this be a motherboard problem, or is there something else I can do to fix these problems? EDIT: Computer Information: CPU: Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz BRAND: Sony Vaio PCV-7732 MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET: I'll have to look up on that. VIDEO CARD: 8xAGP GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Verto 64mb SOUND CARD: Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer 5.1 NOTE: The computer's about 2 years old now.