Specs: AMD Athlon 3000+ Socket 754 Gigabyte K8vt800m 512mb Kingston Nvidia GeForce 6600GT LG D/l dvd burner Maxtor 4gb ide winxp install Seagate 300gb SATA Documents etc A few weeks ago, I bought this computer second hand off my friend. It worked perfectly fine for him, before he sent it off to me, he updated everything, BIOS, forceware, and installed windows again. Now, when I received it, it was giving me BSOD's constantly and sometimes the hdd wouldn't boot, I fixed this problem by installing an old hard drive (maxtor) and everything was fine, I just hadn't attempted to run games yet. The first time I did, I was able to get in a few hours of Bf2 on forceware 93.?? everything was okay, or so I thought. A few days later I decided I would try and play some more BF2, I got to the menu screen and it completely locked up, I left it there for about 5 minutes and it would progress in the background menu movie for a second or so, but that was it. I tried another game thinking there might have been something wrong with BF2, I tried V8 Supercars 2, since it was a lower requirement for hardware, I thought it would be able to run. I was wrong. I wasn't even able to get past the "EA GAMES- Challenge everything" screen, it completely froze. I gave up and then turned my pc off, and pulled out the graphics card and the ram, and put them back in, I had success when I tried to run BF2 again, but the next day it wouldn't work. I went to a computer store where i used to work at a few years ago and asked what they thought the problem was, according to him there's a problem with the combination of nForce 2 and 6600GT's, he said the way to fix this was to install a "loop fix". After scouring the internet for a while, I finally found the nv4_loopfix, I installed it and restarted then went to run Bf2, again, same problem. I decided to revert to old forceware, so I installed forceware 71.22, but it was a guru3d version that I retrieved off this website, after installing I had the same issues. Another thing I forgot to mention is that the graphics card problem seems to be holding up the rest of the system, for example when I'm in itunes listening to music, sometimes it will just freeze up and then resume playing a few moments later, this usually happens when I go to click something, like run a new application, open the start menu, or maybe just scratch my ass. I came to the conclusion that it was the graphics card holding it up because when I had no drivers installed and was just running the default xp drivers for the video, I had absolutely no problems at all with freezing in iTunes or whatever. So that's pretty much the extent of my issue, and I wanted to put in this emoticon cause I was amused by it for several seconds: :coffee2: Thanks in advance for any help.