Thanks for the good advice, guys! I have the BIOS set for "fail safe" mode as it won't boot into windows when set to "optimized defaults" setting. I'm not familiar with AMD Phenom II's, so I'll be adjusting the BIOS very conservatively. I don't trust the WEI scores, I was just curious as to why the PC fails to complete the video portion and thus, stops... This PC was a mess, so I can't assume that anything was done correctly: video card was installed in the 4x slot instead of the 16x slot, cabling was a mess, drives were connected to the SATA II ports instead of the SATA II ports (no big deal there) and the thermal compound was applied like frosting on a cake and two of the four screws holding the waterblock to the CPU were loose, so the cooler was "hanging" off the CPU. The fans are completely gunked up and need to be replaced, etc... Lots of work left to be done tonight! Thanks again!