If i wait, will there eventualy be a fix (without having to install SP2)? SP2 has conflicts with some software I run so it's not an option for me to install it.
Probably not, but you can at least try episode 4 and see if the problem still occurs. It might not, due to other tweaks we're making.
I resisted installing SP2 for a long, long time (until last week when Kevin started messing with my machine!) I didn't do it because of some problems with the service pack when it first came out, but it's a lot more stable now.