I have an XFX KT400ANB with an athlon 1800XP along with 512 mb ram, ati 64mb Radeon 9000 agp and 120gb seagate running windows XP. i have played many many games on this machine and none of which have ever crashed due to working the system too hard. how ever i have one game that seems to do it only when a lot is happening in the game. dont know if youve ever heard of Total Annihilation? well needless to say it seems to crash less when i can keep the system colder. but its well well within limits of the system... i got fans galore on this thing. alot of flow, not just noise like some systems it doesnt seem to get very warm at all. only reason i think its heat related is because the game will do the same thing on my laptop with similar specs unless its force cooled with a window fan under it! but that machine doesnt run it as fast as my desktop does. it doesnt crash the whole computer, just has an error and stops the game in its tracks, then acts like nothing was even running in the first place. do you think getting a higher spec machine will help this? i also know the game is extremly out dated but this is a modded version meant for XP with lots of little goodies as well. to put it bluntly, this new version of the game is about 15 times better and more capable then the original. also when it stops, its not even really slowing the machine down. seems fine then snap, it just goes. sorry im so jumpy with this post, im just writing things as they come to mind. only reason i even care to fix this is because its an awsome game, i could play it for hours, awsome graphics (for 1996) and the sound effects and gameplay are awsome too. not to mention its up to 8 players multiplayer the game doesnt get crazy till you have atleast 4 players. funny thing is it crashes less in m-player mode then single player mode. i hope someone knows somthing about this problem or may have had instances like it in the past. thanks for reading my crazy post!