Hey everyone. I've just built a new system and it is running....less than stellar. It has: Asus P5N-D Motherboard Pentium D 925 3.0GHz (2x) Geforce 7300GT SLI (2x) WD 250GB Sata (1x) WD 1TB Sata 2GB PC2-4200 ram 500 watt Apveia PSU 2 CD drives and all stuffed into a mid tower. I tried windows 7 for a while, which runs great on my notebook. It was running terrible, way tooo slow. So I tried to load XP on it, after about 2 hours of configuration I finally was able to install XP pro 32-bit on it, it runs better....but with my specs I would think that XP would run great... it isnt. I have all drivers installed and it still takes it sweet time loading ANYTHING. Plus it does weird things like when I click on the volume icon it opens like 40 "master volume" apps in my task manager. I can't close them. I remember once on my old Athlon rig, the motherboard was barely touching some metal and caused some problems (don't remember what kind of problems, too many years ago.) I remember when I was assembling this computer that the motherboard tray has the raised holes for the screws, thus eliminated the need for the copper screw pieces under the board in most cases. Could these be maybe touching somewhere and need to go?