Ok I just built my 6 year olds new box with... Asus K8n mobo althlon 64 2800+ ati radeon 9800 pro 512 ddr266 ram Everything seems to register properly but I get the same lockup, crash to desktop, monitor shuts off but puter still running, issues that this guy has got. I used the catalyst drivers from the ati site. The system seems stable in everything but Unreal Tournament2k3. The post information appears to be accurate but I don't know. I mean the memeory is ddr266 @ the right size, the cpu shows as 1.8 ghz I believe. I don't have that vpu recover tab either but am willing to try it. I am not sure if I have the game set to run d3d or opengl...I am assuminf it is opengl and ati's crappy support is causing the problem. I really would like some suggestions as I stay away from the athlon 64's and ati cards because of issues like this. So I really don't know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.