1. My power supply went bad and is replaced.
2. Updated BIOS - Striker Extreem MB
3. Have tried 2 different vidio cards with proper drivers
4. Vidio cards rate 1 in Vista's performance program - ones a Nivida 8800gtx
5. Have 4 sticks of 1gig ram that are accounted for in Vista 64
5. I'm thinging to RMA the mother board
Ignore that vista score it means nothing and is buggy, it rated my 5870 as a 1 every other time I update that score. Just run some games and record the FPS and compare it to others to get a view on how well its performing or underperforming.
As long as the card delivers you the performance it ought to give then there's nothing to worry about vista's performance index. I don't know about Vista that much (I skipped it) but Windows 7's performance index works just fine with me.
[Thanks for the chart - it's amazing how fast the graphic card world changes as 2 1/2 years ago the 8800 gtx was hot!
I just can't get the computer to stabilize with a clean install of vista 64. I've tried with all updates and system still crashes whenever I do anything. Did have a POS fail and was thinking it fried some MB parts but no smoke or smell. The vista used to rate the Vid card at a 4 or 5.
My original setup worked for 2 1/2 years just fine with all Bios set at auto and now 32 bit and 64 bit won't stabilize.
Vista clean install
Am looking to run a diagnostic tool – not sure if it will work.