Ragarding the video problem on the other hdd that started after a bad oc. well the pc posts and boots up just fine. the video goes dead when xp is booted into windows. I can hear the hdd moving data, resting and then moving more data as it's running start up apps but the video is blanc. the video goes blanc just after the little night rider screen just before you get into windows. so little scrolling bar and then poof the little led on my monitor changes from green to orange w/blanc screen as windows finish's loading. that's it. I can push the sleep &/or the power off button on my keyboard and the system turns off. When I wake it up from sleep the video is still blank. I had to clear cmos and forgot to enable sli aparture in bios before I booted up the first time and maybe that's what caused the problem. I'll pull one card out. oh wait that requires 15 min. of moving sli jumpers. well if you think it's worth a shot I try using only one vga to see if that fixes it.
Let us know if that works