I just assembled an Intel system for someone and i'm having a few problems with it. I built it outside of case because the guy i'm building for doesn't have one yet. It is based on Abit IP35 Pro mobo, e8400, 2 Seagate 320GB 7200.11, 2 GB of Muskin XP2-8500, Radeon HD3450, Seagate M12 600W, XP SP3. At first i RAIDed 2 Seagates in 0 mode but after install of XP got a couple of BSODs and i decided to test the drives in non-RAID mode. I did get 1 BSOD in non-RAID mode but they stopped after i installed drivers. But i'm still having a number of other problems that i'm gonna list below: Problem 1. There is something wrong with the CPU & RAM frequencies, the e8400 is supposed to run at 3GHz, the BIOS shows it at 3GHz, multiplier x9, FSB 340. Yet CPU-Z shows it as running 3591MHz, multi x9, FSB 399. Everest agrees with CPU-z, btw. Furthermore, the memory is all off, BIOS says DDR2-816, CPU-Z & Everest say DDR2-956. Additionally CPU-Z identified the RAM's part number right but calls it PC-6400, when its PC-8500. To top it all off, Abit uGuru agrees with the BIOS and displays FSB of 340, which is what its supposed to be. At least the CPU vCore is right. Can someone explain what does this mean? Is my CPU overclocked or what? I read in Abit forums that the board slighly overclocks the RAM to DDR-816, but CPU is way off, which program do i trust the BIOS or CPU-z? Problem 2. Windows refuses to see the second HDD (right now they arent RAIDed). But BIOS sees it, so did XP during Windows install, i could pick either to install XP on. But once i log into Windows it only shows 1 drive - C:. When i go to Computer Management it shows up there marked black and it says unallocated space, i cant do anything to it, format it, etc. Anyway to make Windows see it? Problem 3. This one has to do with Radeon HD3450. Instead of using the CD drivers i d/l Catalyst 8.9. It did install but i can't access the CCC. It simply won't open up when click on it in start - programs. It was also added to startup but i can't see the little icon in the right corner. ATI says that this is what i'm supposed to d/l for 3450 but may be they are wrong? I could really use some help resolving these issues, i didn't have these problems with the 2 AMD systems i've built, this is a first venture for me into Intel & ATI territory and i have to say so far i'm dissapointed.