Well I got to the point where I sent my v9 with dms3 to some local installer to get done, but turns out his work seemed worse than mine!.. wires were all over the place, and he used the via's on the back of the mobo(not that I'm saying anyting is wrong with it) as I had tried to initially solder to the chip legs. Anyways, it boots to a black screen now. I am able to put the chip to sleep and boot my original games. I did notice he used the normal kynar 30awg for the power and ground, and they are "quite" long.. his reason was that he never had any problems before with that gauge. I doubled up on the wire with another 30awg piece for the ground and power.. is this ok? or should I replace it with some 22awg? also I tried the ground wrap of the d & e wire and I'm still getting black screens someone please help!!!..