so i was in the DI.net chat this evening with Si and corey and others and my screen freezes. odd, i think to myself. so i restart and nothing happened. i took the card out and cleaned the leads off and reinstalled, but no dice. we then threw an old 16mb creative in the slot and it fired right up...what a pile of ****. anyway, this has given me a great excuse to get a PNY geForce3 Ti200 . you know what they say about clouds and silver linings...well it's true - at least until you get the credit card bill.