I bought an ASUS A7M (266 DDR) motherboard about two months ago. I play a game called Counterstrike. It keeps freezing the game. It goes into a sound loop and then the system hard-locks, I have to keep turning it off. I changed the CPU from a Duron 900 to an Athlon 1200, no change. I also changed the ram, no good either. I am running Windows 98 (not SE). It was a fresh install. I read some postings on the internet that led me to belive that the A7M had a problem so I took it back and got the ASUS A7A (another 266 DDR mohterboard). Now I have the same problem. I tried using windows 2000 Pro, still the same problem. Here are the sytem specs: ASUS A7A 266 mother board. 512 MB DDR Ram. IBM Ultra 100 Hard drive. Asus AGP-V7700 Video Card (GeForce 2 with 32 mb ram), Soundblaster Live Value. Duel boot Windows 98 / Windows 2000 Pro, both fresh installs. I updated the Sound and Video drivers under both 98 and 2000, no change. I think there is a problem with these ASUS DDR boards. Are there any fixes? Is ASUS working on the problem? Help!