I know that this is not the best system in the world, but I have monetary issues(read wife and kids) that I also have to deal with. In december, I bought a gigaabyte GA-7IXE motherboard and 900mhz athlon cpu (slot A). It has the AMD 751/756 chipset. I installed 256M 133mhz memory, a western digital 40gb hardrive, a V.90 pci modem, and my old soundblaster AWE64 Gold soundcard. I have also installed windows 98se, and that's it. I set all the jumpers myself, edited the bios, and checked and rechecked both many times. I have been to the Gigabyte website, downloaded the updated drivers, blah,blah,blah all that stuff. Everything would work just fine, and then all of a sudden, it would just shut down on me. like someone pushed the reset button or something. A friend told me that it might be bad memory, so I bought some more, and the same thing happend. Both times I had installed 133mhz memory, even though this motherboard doesn't support 133mhz FSB(that's one of the reasons it was so cheap I am sure.) So I went inot my drawer and found some 100mhz memory, installed it and the same thing would happen. I changed the powersupply, the modem, the soundcard, still the same thing. With the money I already spent, I could have had a 2+ gigahertz motherboard like Opus. But no I am stuck with this. Here is the funny part. Today, I finally got a hold of gigabyte, and told them it was their problem(to no avail), and my other Pc just did the same thing to me. It is a 300mhz amd k6-2, that I had been using for five or six years, that this has never hapened on. The only thing that these machines have in common is win98se. before,I was just using win98, maybe that is the problem, I don't know I will have to do some more looking. but if any of you have an idea that might help, please let me know.