Hi guys, Just got all the bits to make a HTPC for a friend, but it will freeze up when playing DVD or Hi Def avi stuff. I swapped the Radeon 9600 with a 7000VE from my old server PC, and now it plays everything fine for hours without freezing. I then tried another 9600 from my own HTPC and the freezing has returned - seems like the PCChips 848ALU mobo doesn't like the higher Radeon cards. Unless this is a driver problem or something I've not considered, I'm going to return the mobo and get a different one. So this is where you guys come in... 1. Is there something I've missed in order to get the card to work with the board (loaded board drivers from CD and catalyst 4.8 from the net, set fast write on, and 8x agp speed). Or if we need a new mobo: 2. What 400fsb Athlon mobo do you recommend? We're using a 3200+ 400fsb Athlon CPU, so we need a board for it to fit on. That's it really. A baord with optical out may be handy btw.. Gary.