When I attempted to softmod my 9800SE I used the Omega Softmod drivers and had stock cooling. My result was checkerboard artifacts even in Windows, so I used Rage3D to try and clear the artifacts but still no joy. I notice that everybody else that has the card that I have (XpertVision Radeon 9800SE 128mb 256bit 2.5ns) was able to softmod there card but I wasnt, If I were to get better cooling for the card (ramsinks and maybe a Artic vga silencer) would that change anything or would I still get the checkerboard artifacts ?? Also, for those of you that have been able to clear your artifacts using Rage 3D and Radlink etc. please post what changes you made so that I can try and clear my artifacts.