My girlfriend has a comutper that is almost seven years old, and it's beginning to show it's age. It has this problem, I have been trying to rectify, but I am running out of ideas, and it is what I have feared. First things first, it's OS is Windows 98, and has a pentium 2 I think. And the problem is that the monitor is dark very dark. It's not the monitor, and it's not the vid card, or so I am told both of thosehave been replaced. SO that leaves me with but one choice. It's the mother board. My question is, is this merely a bad socket on the moter board, or is this a signof a deep rooted problem, with possible expensive implications? Themonitor is very very dark. some oneplease help!!