Well i still have the problems with my 9800 pro
fresh format and install of XP and 3dmark03 freezes after a few seconds
ive tried switching this and that to no avail, and have had enough..
All thses freezing problems seem to have been after we had a powercut and my system said windows\system32\config\system is corrupt
I seriously think my motherboard (leadtek k7ncr18d-pro) has been damaged in some way as it was not doing this before, it's 2.5 years old
i have even tried the old 9500 card and get the same
looks like a new mobo for me