Remember me when I asked this question? I slapped in an asus p5vd2-vmse mobo. Now it wont work. It has graphics artifacts in the boot screen see the top right hand corner of the screen. In the asus fancy graphics screen befor that, if will usually stick a while after asking you to press tab to see the post messages, or del for the bios setup. In that particular screen, there are these sort little black bars all over (like the reverse of those in the picture.). I have heard that this may be due to a faulty bios, but can it be something else? It also hangs on the checking NVRAM part, sometimes it never continues. I set the dvd drive as the first boot device and put an ubuntu livecd inside, but it ignores it. I have a dual boot system, windows and ubuntu. Windows never even has the chance to BSOD on me, while ubuntu gets kernel panic, it cannot load init. HELP!