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Hello.
However - this isn't quite the end. What I have is not stable. I can't use any program for more than a few minutes without 'Program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.'

Maybe the detonator driver would go better? I am upgrading to XP soon so maybe that would fix it.

It's a pity beacause I can really see the nice improvement in graphics.

Wonder what you think?
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Um...  can you provide more information, alanhill?

But first, if you're not using a detonator driver and you have an nVidia card, then BY ALL MEANS, use the detonator drivers!

Second...  you'll find XP more stable than whatever you're running, most probably, unless you're running Windows 2000 professional, which is wonderfully stable in it's own right, although not as good a gaming platform as XP.
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When was the last time you did a clean install of Win98?  If it's been a while, that might likely be an issue here, not just the graphics card.

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If reinstalling 98 doesn't fix it, hopefully it will be resolved with XP.  But if it's still unstable in XP, or unstable after a clean format/reinstall of 98, there may be other issues.  IE: RAM, or Motherboard, Power Supply or Hard Drive.

What kind of mobo/processor/RAM are you running, if I may ask?
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Thanks for the speedy response, AlbertaBeef.

I have some good news - I have it working spot on (really). I reinstalled the driver (45.23_win9x_english.exe), and straight up, no error messages, no crashes - in fact I have started and restarted about 5 times now, done some graphics intensive work with a variety of programs running and open and I would say the system is actually better than ever - more stable than when I started of this whole excercise.

So hopefully, we can all put this odyssey to rest.

Thanks folks,

Alan.

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hope so.   Good luck.
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