*Edit: Refer to post 3 for attached mini dumps and dxdiag. I've been having a really annoying graphical errors for a LONG time, probably close to 2 years. My computer experiences frame rate spikes (lag spikes basically) and then it will freeze quick, and then self destructs into a frenzy of graphical tearing, image cloning (if there was a green box on my screen, it would clone it in patterns and make a collage with all the other images just as one of the things that happens during this frenzy) and more frame rate spikes. Sometimes, depending on how long I continue to play, whether I alt-tab, and what game Im playing a few different things will happen: Sometimes I am able to alt-tab, resuming back to desktop, then re-open the game and it seems to refresh itself (sometimes), this is the closest fix I've come to my problem. Other times, when this tearing occurs I will just simply have to restart my computer because my computer essentially freezes. And on my newest encounters I have experienced a NV4 display error once it gets to frenzy mode. I have tried a series of things to try and fix this error, I will list them in time order from earliest effort to newest. (note- all drivers were removed and installed correctly for each card) Switched my 9600GT out for my old 7900GT - Failed, same graphical problem. Switched out my 7900 for my brothers 9800 GS. Failed, same graphical problem. RMA'd my 9600GT and got a new one - Failed, same graphical problem. Updated bios, checked bios settings - Failed, same problem. Changed RAM slots - failed, made computer not start, resumed normal positions and encountered same problem. Beta Drivers, Archived Drivers - Failed, (removing/reinstalling drivers)did provide enhanced stability for short duration. Changed video card slot to second one - Failed, but did provide enhanced stability for short duration. Bought a new heat sink for processor - Failed, but did provide the longest period of minimal, or no problems. Playing with every individual graphics settings (vertical sync, AA, etc) - failed. Now, this is what I think COULD be the problem. -BIOS settings not being done according to manual (i don't have the manual anymore) -Some type of graphic card, or device/driver corruption from all of the OpenGL, and NV4 Display crashes. -Heat, although I believe this is the least likeliest of them because I just bought a brand new very effective cooling unit for my CPU. -Faulty motherboard, considering I have altered almost everything but this. -Power supply Specs:OR Check dxdiag OS: Win XP HE 5.1, build 2600 System Manu: Foxconn System Model: X38 Processor: Intel(R) Core2 Quad, Q600 @2.40GHz, 4CPU Memory: 3328MB RAM Graphics Card: Nvidia 9600GT Information: Unfortunately I don't think that this is the actual problem I am having, because I know it's most likely not a bug check that is continually causing these problems, or maybe it is. System Events: 1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000ea (0x893ae868, 0x8a4e8e20, 0x8a48f940, 0x00000001). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini051009-02.dmp. corresponding 1003 Error code 000000ea, parameter1 89405da8, parameter2 8a44ff60, parameter3 8a1751a8, parameter4 00000001. 1001 (category 102) The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000ea (0x89405da8, 0x8a44ff60, 0x8a1751a8, 0x00000001). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini051009-01.dmp. corresponding 1003 (category 102) Error code 000000ea, parameter1 89405da8, parameter2 8a44ff60, parameter3 8a1751a8, parameter4 00000001. If there is any other information you could use, let me know. I could have missed stuff, so feel free to ask whatever. Edit: Was looking through my photobucket account and found some screenshots I took playing WoW when these graphical abnormalities appeared. They are attached.