Okat first off, I would like as much help as possible. You do not understand how angry I am getting from this. I REALLY REALLY appriciate any help given. This is a hard topic. Where to start: well i have 4x512 sticks of Corsair XMS RAM in dual channel an amd athlon 64 3200+ processer an Albatron K8sli motherboard with the 1.07bios, upgraded from 1.01. and windows xp with SP2 (and not too many updates after I got SP2). also the nforce 6.7 chipset drivers. Note before you read: Albatron support is almost non existent. http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/i...asp?pro_id=190 I looked on the albatron k8sli homepage and saw there were many BIOS updates for my K8sli motherboard. Some of them supported new E6 stepping CPU's, others support problems at boot, temp problems, and my favorite, a BIOS update to support DUAL CORE PROCESSERS! I wasnt really having many problems with my BIOS and overclocking or anything, but I was thinking about going dual core in the near future, and I really dont have the cash to get a new motherboard that supports x2 processers. I wanted to keep my k8sli A. because I like it and B. because I well, cant afford a new mobo if I buy a dual core processer. So I figured I could flash the BIOS (which throughout the story I do the right way, so nothing wrong with it) to support dual core. So I downloaded the newest (1.12) bios and flashed. loaded default bios settings and went past POST. I saw many new feautres, such as how many CPUs I had were detected (it said one of course). When It got past post, as it was about to start loading windows, I got a crash and Blue Screen of Death with this error "0x0000007B (0xF88BA528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)". I tried many different bios settings to make it work, I restarted much and nothing worked. It kept blue screening before windows boot. So I flash back down to the original BIOS and it worked, loaded windows normally!. I tried flashing to other BIOS's to support dual core, but not support the other things, such as BIOS version 1.08, 1.07, 1.10, 1.11. the ONLY one that worked was the 1.07 which really doesnt do much from the original (1.01) except change RAM settings, so its no good. Every other single BIOS crashed and blue screened right after POST. And the Crashing starts from the first BIOS that supports dual core (1.08). I even tried taking out 3 sticks of ram and running only one, I tried fidiling with RAM timings, even raising CPU voltage somewhat. Nothing worked at all. So I just flashed back down again. I have read numerous stories on this issue seaching for an answer here are some different cases I have heard of: -- Could not overclock until BIOS was updated to 1.12 (using an fx-53 CPU) -- Flashed to 1.12 perfectly (do not know if it was before or after windows install) -- same problem as me. I have also posted on a few other forums with no real help. I have even tried uninstalling my drivers, and then flashing in hopes that maybe some drivers were causing the problems. I really want to go Dual Core soon, but cant get a new mobo, and would Like to just use this one. but I want to be assured that it will work. Any other information I will be happy to provide!! I really need help no matter how much work or time it takes! Thank you for anyone who read this, and anyone who tried to help. I have tried the drivers that came with the mobo and everything. I do not want to sound like a stupid kid, or someone begging for help, but I have been to many forums, every single crack and crevice on albatron's website, and cant find anything. PS: on a side note, are you supposed to flash before installing windows? I have windows xp with SP2 installed. I have not tried using the disk to repair anything yet, but can. Thank you to anyone who helps or at least tries.