tomorrow i'll be going over there. when i had it here at my house it ran fine. nothing crashed or gave 1 long beep and 3 short beeps (this is what my GF heard but it could be other beep codings). the 1/3 short beeps mean a Keyboard controller failure. she said she didn't get any Display up on the screen. this means my POWERCOLOR 9600Pro maybe dead or something esle other then those beeps is going. she also stated sometimes the System would boot but Vista would say a file is missing or corrupted so yeah this could very well be a Hardware issue. i have other RAM sticks for i'll be testing those out but i highly doubt it's the RAM. Specs: Mobo: KM4AM-V OS: Windows Vista Ulimate 32-bit CPU: AMD Athlon Xp 2000+ 1.67GHZ RAM: 1GB A-DATA Dual-Channel PC3200 HDD: IDE 40GB for OS IDE 320GB for SLAVE Keyboard/Mouse: Wireless (some cheap brand from Walmart) both devices connect via a USB Wireless Adapter Other: Netgear PCI Wireless Adapter WG311v5 also, just to let you guys in... earlier when i used that system when i put it together in my old case i forgot to screw in the stand-offs back then and the Mobo wouldn't boot. i figured out the problem but i may have damaged the CPU or the CPU socket as the BIOS nor the OS detects the Temperature of the CPU. could just be the CPU though but this couldn't be the issue. the CPU has worked fine for me ever since.