Ok, I have been at this for some time now and it is ready to drive me crazy Athlon XP 2500+ Asus a7n8x Deluxe 350 no name PSU 120 gig Maxtor HD Cd-rw dvd-rom Built by Ati Radeon 9800 Pro I recently put together this system and it looked like everything went in ok. However when I turn the PC on it boots and posts but the screen is all garbled and there is lots of distortions in the words and strange colors and stripes. I can get into CMOS but it is hard to make out what is in there. Things I have tried: Trying new 430Watt Antec True Power PSU with just video card and mobo plugged in Disabling Fast Write capability Cleaning video card contacts with eraser I received the card used and was modded with a Gilman Gold Heatsink and a 40mm 8000rpm fan. I am positive that the card was working when it was sent to me. So the only explanation is that it got messed up in transit OR there is something I need to be doing like flashing the bios or other to make it work. I hope that someone has an answer isnt time to get another card, but that seems to be the final conclusion that I am drawing.