The video memory errors didn't have to do with the video card at all, but had to do with windows98 not being able to controll 1GB of memory.
I had to type something in the system vcache to be able to use 1GB.
lol woulda never guessed that.
Don't know what to say about the audio files, but I DUN TOLD YOU IT WASNT THE CARDS AT FAULT
perhaps the XFX, but two in a row? No way