my friends father had someone over looking at his computer the other day after all thes problems, and my friend got this guy to look at the card. The guy took out the card and read the serial number and get this:
it turns out that the guy bought the exact same card from the saems tore two days earlier and found it to be defective, and brought it back, so the store must of resealed the damn broken card and then sold it to my friend. needless to say my friend brought it back and got a refund and went somewhere else and bought it!
P4 2.5 Ghz/socket 478/400FSB/512L2
512 megs PC800 Rambus
ABIT TH7II-Raid mobo
128MB Nvidia FX 5200 Home Theatre w/TV out and Remote
80 Gig Western Digital/8mb Cache/7200 RPM\'s
20 gig Fujitsu/2mb Cache/5400 RPM\'s