Re: Geforce FX 5500 graphics corruption problem solved! Woohoo!
Yep, I remember back a few years when the Vortex 2 was causing a lot of problems on VIA chipsets, and also with Nvidia cards. I switched to using onboard sound after getting a new VIA board and wrestling with that issue for entirely too long.
Funny thing about the onboard audio/Geforce FX conflict is that this never happened with the same setup running a Geforce 2 Pro. Go figure.