So far, so good!! Software loaded fine and I am using it - 3 days without a shutdown, which is 2 more than I was getting before! I finally went in last night and fixed my channels - man, that is tedious, but I have to get rid of the 50 home shopping channels! Anyway, yes, the card looked 'toasty' (I was looking for a good word to describe it, and you nailed it!), so I blew out the dust and moved the DVD player off the top - I'll keep an eye on it and if it still seems hot, I'll think about adding a fan. Thanks again for all of the help - I really didn't want to switch, especially right before football season!