Hey everyone... Ok heres the situation: My father called me last night out of the blue complaining that his PC is having problems. He said it begain several weeks ago the symptoms are as follows: He turns on the PC it will begin to boot get to the ASUS splash page, and the screen will go blank. The POST never begins or finishes. If he turns the machine on/off a few times it is almost like the PC will reset, and the PC will boot normally with no seen ill-effects... I was thinking it was most likely the MB or CPU... thoughts? I thought it could be the HDD first, but they have not seen any loss of files or corruptions, and if it gets past the post it is fine... I suggested he get a new barebones system and move the remainder of the system over to his new rig. I suggested: An ASUS P4? mobo with the highest processor available 3.4?, 2GB ram, and a seperate video card (none of that on-board crap) and then migrate all the data files back over to the new PC. His main use of the PC will be for digital photography (mainly image manipulation and color correction) I didnt see him needing anything more than a P4... none of the applications they use would use or require any of the dual core... and the cost is negligible for them $200ish vs several 5-700 for a new dual-core... Thoughts, reccomendations? Thanks! Mike A!