apprehend the reverse tradtional format of manifesting each motherboard to its full capacity (s-cast).
Yeah...put it in english cause I doubt he'll know what you meant.
Regulus...the drivers for your AGP slot are on the same CD that have the drivers for your entire motherboard...you need to know where your motherboard drivers are. F8 should be your key for safemode but I think you already got that. Sounds basically like you got the same trouble as me bud =/ Wound up having to get a new mobo. Put the card in the other machine you have and see if it works. BTW I had an ASUS board too and my FX5700 wouldn't work in it....got an MSI board and it works just fine.....you are like the 3rd person thats had an ASUS board that won't work with a graphics card. If your other machine has an ASUS board and it freezes...then my personal opinion that ASUS SUCKS *** still holds true. If you could somehow obtain another motherboard or if your old AMD has a different mobo try it in there. Then you'll know its your mobo. I had an ASUS board and for whatever the hell reason my FX5700 would just cause the system to lockup right at the startup. Put it in my friends older computer with a brand named mobo called 'AZZA' (anyone actually hear of that cause I haven't) and it worked in his system just fine.
My final conclusion: Probably your mobo :/ I got an MSI KT6V and at zipzoomfly.com its only like $50-$60 about all I can suggest. Trust me I did EVERYTHING to troubleshoot my computer when that happened.
Updated bios, updated drivers, formatted like 5 times and tried installing the drivers in different combinations like..first the card THEN the motherboard, then I'd format and try the motherboard drivers THEN the card, then I'd try it without internet, in another computer, switched out PSU's, basically a week of hell just to come to the conclusion I had to get a new mobo. I'm gonna say thats probably what it is.
I've said it once and I'll say it again. I don't care what any of you say ASUS SUCKS and they are going down hill as far as good motherboard makers are concerned. Support is terrible unless you can speak taiwanese. Good luck