Hey guys i've had a couple of questions for quite a while now. And i would like it very much if you could answer them correctly. One of them: The motherboard has ata mode 100 lets say. And you have a burner of ata 33, and a dvd (asus) that supports 100, and your harddrive is 100 too. How does that work? is there lets say enough ata ? and how about the two slots where you put the cables in. Are both of them ata 100? so does that mean that both of them at the same time supply ata 100? Ok next question. I want to buy special memory from OCsystem. (www.ocsystem.com) Its the 512mb ddr pc2100, and it has the best cas times or something. And also the best cl times. I want to know, if when you put them in, do you need to do anything in the bios? like do you need to change some settings for the cas timings? or does it automatically adapt. I want to buy 2 of them. So that makes 1gig. Will a motherboard support this? My mobo's are : asus a7v266-e and asus a7v266-c. Ok next question Is there a special boot edition of windows XP? cuz i have it, but if i dont have windows me or something installed, and i want to install cleanly, it won't read from boot. I was told that this should be possible. Last question. I seem to have a very weird problem with my a7v266-e set. First of all, after a crash in the car, when i was going to a lan party, the first two dim slots ****ed up. Meaning i can only use the third one, if i put memory in the first two, it simply won't boot up. And now my asus burner (48x) is doing something strange. It used to burn in 2 minutes. But now its beginning to take longer and longer. It now takes like 10 minutes when i burn at 24x. What the **** man! And also my harddrive is ata 133 and my mobo doesn't support that.. does that have to do with it? Cuz i couldn't imagine it being my just newly acquired burner. Then lastly, my ****ing athlon gets realllly hot, its an 1800+ and its green from color. I have a volcano 7+ but i still get 60 degrees. And in the midday i have to shut it down, if i close my case, thats what mobo monitor tells me. Weird. So well i hope this wasn't tooo long or boring. Please reply to all the questions i really need to know. Thank you.