Ok, at my wit's end here. I have an Ati Radeon 9700 AIW installed on a Soyo KT600 pro v.1 motherboard, 1 gig of pc2100 ram, soundblaster live value sound card, an 80 gig drive for storage, a 40 gig maxtor as the main drive ( both 7200 rpm ), a plextor cd r/w, an HP DVD writer 530r and a 350 watt ps. Problem : Almost every time I try to play anything graphic intensive ie: Far Cry, Doom3 or even Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, my video shuts down. Sometime I can still hear sound but generally the display goes black but the system is still going, fans etc ... The only two things I've done differently was to install SP2 on xp pro and upgrade the vid card drivers to version 4.11 from the ATI site. It all worked fine before this, so I uninstalled drivers, tried an older version ( three different ones ), no success. Checked via drivers, installed latest, no success. Flashed bios to latest, no success. Formatted drive, started from scratch, no success. Is it possible that it has something to do with DirectX 9 ? Help !!!!