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> Dave, what does "the rest of my custom system" consist of, with which the Matrox cards were incompatible? Sorry, I omitted to change to 'plain text'. It's an ASUS A7V 133 Motherboard, 900MHz Athlon (massive tower heatsink with 2 cooling fans), BT Speedway ISDN internal modem, SMC EZ 1211TX 10/100 Network card, LG DVD, Liteon CD-RW, 2 x Fujitsu HDDs at 8 and 20Gb, and 1 x IBM-DTLA HDD (40Gb, 7200RPM). No audio, and usually an Adaptec 2944 or 2940 SCSI controller for whatever I'm currently writing a driver for - hence no SCSI disks, so that I can't prevent the OS from accessing its drive when I'm testing buggy code. The HDDS are in 5 inch carriers with external cooling fans fitted. The PSU is low-noise (approved for AMD CPUs), 350W. 768 Mb PC-133 SDRAM by a well-known brand which I forget (can't read them without shutting down and removing one). WinNT2000 with all SP and security fixes applied up to date. Oh, and the ATI AGP video which works fine at 1280 x 1024 x 32bit :-) D. Dave Emmerson wrote: FWIW, I found dual-head Matrox cards to be totally incompatible with the rest of my custom system (no on-board video), repeatedly freezing it solid after an hour's use. I'd taken care to keep the area around the boards' cooling fans clear, and the inside of the case was cool. I eventually binned them in disgust and bought cheaper ATI cards which have been perfectly adequate. Your mileage may vary. D. -- Tom Prescott Original Fine Art Digital Prints - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.