here's a fun story with lots of wacky tales.... System Specs... E6700 @ 2.66 eVGA 680i SLI eVGA 8800GTX 2GB OCZ Platinum SLI 1066 RAM 2 Samsung 250GB SATA2 in Raid 0 Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 Enermax Noisetaker 2 660 Watt PSU Gigabyte Galaxy II watercooling Chimei 22" LCD @1680x1050 The fun started last Friday 4-26.... I got a complete system lock-up while playing a cheesey little game thats great for killing time and is very low on the graphics called Albatross 18...it killed the system completely with a loud buzz coming from my speakers. I thought no way! So I rebooted, checked some temps, error logs and unistalled and reinstalled the game. Well, the same thing happened after 10 minutes of play. Once again, the phrase "NO WAY"! After a reboot I unistalled the game, and tried another game to see if it was only Albatross18. This time I tried BF2142, all was going well, and BOOM...same thing. After pulling out about 1000 hairs making sure everything was OK both physically and software wise, I tried 3Dmark06...11000 score. Now I'm really confused...so I load up FEAR...I get stutters about every minute or so. I then uninstall every driver, sound,video,nforce, all of it...reboot, then install everything fresh, and, "hey"...it's working, everything is running the way it should. So after about 2 hours of BF2142 play, I decide to listen to some MP3's on Winamp...things are great and I decide to open the visualations tab, you know the funky little graphic visualations that move with the music....and BAM!...system crash with a loud buzz again. HOLY JEEBUS!!...ok...time for a reformat...and maybe a BIOS flash to the P27....So after a fresh install of XP MCE and all freshly downloaded drivers , I'm thinkin', that I needed a fresh install and this might work. Well all that went down the drain when I loaded the NVcontrol panel, and I see the little spinning Nvidia logo with spikes sticking out of it. So I reboot, load the NVcontrol panel again, and poof...no problems???? So I try flashing the Bios to the P27, which goes well...cheers to eVGA!...I configure the BIOS the way I had it before ....and it decides that it doesn't want to see my Raid...until I manual reboot it about 10 times, then it works flawlessly after that. So, now I start to renistall my sound card and all my software including games....life is good!....I launch winamp, load a MP3, and click the Visualasation button....and life is still good...I'm thinking I finally found the "Holy Grail" to my problems (P27 BIOS)...that's until I run 3Dmark06...lock, crash, poof!....BF2142...stutters every minute or so and then lock,crash,POOF!..I then read that people are having problems with RAM voltages, and I think,I have mine set to SLI, so it is running at 1066...so I restart, get into the BIOS and disable SLI memory, that lowers it to 800...save and exit....and NO BOOT!!!!....WAH?...back to the BIOS ,enable SLI memory...save and exit...and WALLAH!....I try it again...and no boot! I set it back to 1066...and check CPU-Z....and it tells me that my multiplyer is at 6X and my CPU speed is 1660.0 ....HUH?...so I reload it and it flashes 10X 2660.0 then back to 6X 1660.0. nTune says 10X 2660.0...I'm lost...I started a RMA with eVGA today for the 8800GTX...maybe I need one for the Motherboard too...while I'm at it maybe the RAM and CPU too? Any Ideas? I know this is post is badly constructed...but I think I pulled out some brain when I pulled out the hairs!