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Constant rebooting Recently bought a tower with a P4M Pro mobo & P4M266 CPU. I recently reformatted the drive & re-installed XP due to frequent crashes/reboots, which seemed to stablize things. Added a 512MB DDR 400 stick to the existing 256MB DDR 266, and replaced the 32MB ATI Rage Fury card with a XFX GeForce 6200 256MB AGP card. In BIOS, I increased the AGP setting from 2X to 4X, and now the machine is constantly rebooting itself every few minutes. I've backed the BIOS AGP setting back down to 2X for now, and it seems to be stable, but I wonder if that's the culprit?  And does doing so hinder the performance of the new video card?  Is there any type of shareware diagnostic software (or even something in XP) that may reveal the problem?  Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Brian  (brian@pose4me.net)

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