I have a gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 with 4g of ram and a Quad core extreem. Its been up and running for a few months now with no problems. Last week it sarted booting slow and it would hang during use. I have windows XP. I thought c drive (10k Velociraptor) was failing. I tested the drive on another machine and it checked out great. I found out my SATAII0 port was running very, very slow. I plugged it in to the SATAII1 port and my computer sprung back to life. Anyway I have no idea what would cause this. I have gone through the BIOS several times. It seems to have started a short time after I installed Virtual PC with vista on the same drive. It all works fine on the other sata port though.