video card causing crashes

since i installed a digital reasearch video card my computer freezes up, sometimes immediately, or within 10 min. after i power it up. i inherited this machine, minus a processor, ram, and hard drive. i put i an old pentium 233 proc., a western digital 2.2 gig hard drive, 32 megs of ram, an an old trident video card which worked fine, just limited to 256 colors. so i bought the new card with the problems. also th motherboard is an intel 430tx. obviously this is not a power users machine, but i would like to get this better video card working without crashes. i'm probably going to donate it to someone without a computer. if you think another card would work better, please advise, only keep suggestions in th 60-70 dollar range, as that is what i paid for this card. i have checked the manufacturers site, and i do have the latest driver.
        thanks for any help,
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jilerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is it too late to take the Digital Research video card back? A good stable card, I think, is the ATI Pro 98. You can get it now for about $56 and it has solid drivers, a great price and some useful utilities. I've installed two of these on friends' systems and in each case their problems stopped. Cheers.
Bootup to safe mode. Check device manager and check display for any ghost devices(duplicate entries).

You may want to delete all display entries and reboot and try a reinstall.
I agree with jiler. ATI has always been an extremely stable product for me, with nary a single driver problem. My experience with Trident drivers has shown that they're very buggy at best.
scooter98Author Commented:
excellent jiler. itook the card back,just a while ago, and got the ati expert 98 {they didn't have the pro}and so far it is working great. thanks much. i can always turn to you guys when i'm up against a wall, and you always come through fast. thanks again,
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