Hey everyone. I installed the ATI Radeon 8500LE yesterday, replacing a Geforce4 MX 420. I've installed this card before in the past, but I keep forgetting what the problem was and attempted to install it a few times. This time was no different, now that I see what happens, it was the same problem as before. And so now I've decided to ask for help online so that hopefully I will be able to have this card in my system permanently. These are the details: - I've uninstalled previous nVidia drivers and installed the ATI driver Catalyst 6.11, and also Omega Driver 3.8205 (since later versions don't support 8500le). - I did all the hardware things, removing old card and inserting new one. - It boots up to Windows fine, there's no problems during boot-up. In fact during the first few moments everything seems to run fine and look okay. After some time though, after about 10 minutes or so - but really I think it's something I do that triggers it -, suddenly, all the applications would freeze up; I can move the mouse but I can't click anything, everything's frozen (the resize cursor does appear when you're by the edge of a window, but if I try to click it, then that resize cursor will be permanent but I can still move the cursor around like always). About 10 seconds after this happens, the screen goes blank for about 5 seconds, then after that it comes back to everything with everything unfrozen. I've started to notice a pattern after seeing this happen a few times. It seems that this happens when I'm scrolling through webpages with a lot of text, or something of that nature where there's a body of text moving very fast. You know how sometimes when you're scrolling up or down a webpage there's that slight lag, especially with older computers, I think when that happens that's what triggers it. Like just now, while I'm typing, I jumped back to the beginning of this paragraph to add something, but because I'm adding new words, the rest of the paragraph shifts down, and when that block of text shifts down to the next line, same thing happens. This doesn't happen all the time though when I'm scrolling down a webpage or something similar, but most of the time that's when this problem occurs, I guess because it depends on how much text there is. However, in addition to the sequence of freezing-going blank-being restored, another thing that happens is all the text gets scrambled (and sometimes some pictures). HERE IS A PIC. If the window is not selected, sometimes the text in that window will be restored but once I select it it gets scrambled again. I don't have any kind of virus on my system, it only happens when this card is installed. Then that same pattern of freezing-blank-restore will happen again, but now when it gets restored, everything is really sluggish when I'm scrolling a page, similar to a really old system. And then finally, if it goes through that same pattern again, this time, after the screen goes blank, a BSOD appears instead. It says KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR somewhere at the top, and something like "memory being dumped" somewhere at the bottom of the screen. Judging from the symptoms (momentary freeze, scrambled text, BSOD, etc.), does anyone know what the problem might be? Is it the video card itself, the drivers, bios, my memory? Here's what I have done. I have tried lowering the clock speed of the card -20, but that didn't work [much]. In my past attempts, I think I tried installing other drivers but it didn't work; I've have to try that again. Uh it started happening again, which means I'll submit this thread now and restart my comp since that resets everything. If anyone can explain to me what the problem is I'd greatly appreciate it. Here's the first pic again. Here's a pic of distorted graphics at the middle.