I may be okay -- the patch loaded (after 5 hours, finishing while I was asleep) and apparently auto-activated, so that when I was woken, it was ready to try out. Which I did, and got Mr Skipperdoo for my troubles till the titles cleared, and then a tiny bit of lag, before bed called me back.
Tonite I'll try it, and maybe power down the animation settings and see if that improves it. But the weekend looks busy, so it may be Next Week, before normal oepration is resumed, and I can investigate Things. Like Tech 2 Salvagers, that I have been Waiting For. And the Skill Queue. And finding out what happend to Mal's container full of probes.