ok, its a simple system, athlon 2800 or so, 768 ddr, auzentech sound and an agp ati all in wonder 9800 pro. In this exact same system with an agp x800pro, I was able to get my tv to do both of the modes im about to describe, the tv is and older rear projection hdtv 480p/1080i 4:3 and 16:9, no dvi/hdmi input, component/svideo/rca only however, the ONLY mode im able to have the computer run in is 640x480 4:3. Ive tried powerstrip/multires/atitray tools and im currently on omega drivers. I have no tried the original catalyst but I dont see that being the problem (unless you do?) and im sure I used omegas on the x800 before too. So yeah, I try [email protected][email protected] I am using a ... um, the tv output cable, that has 5 cables on it for component, there are these ones: http://www.ixbt.com/monitor/images/9800-aiw/cable-red.jpg exactly. I only use the RGB, other 2 are just danglin... not sure what they are for even on the x800 I had a different cable as shown in the bottom of this picture: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Twintech/GeForce_8600_GTS/images/contents.jpg with simply just RGB. I would like to have the option to go 1080 if I wanted to (didnt use it much with the x800) but even simply getting my 16:9 back would be acceptable. where do I start?