Specs: AMD Atholon 64 Processor 3400+; Standard LCD monitor; ATI Radeon 9800 SE GFX card; ASUS K8V Motherboard; WinXPPro Problem: My monitor has been showing green and red pixels randomly appearing in bands or other patterns. It happens after a couple minutes after booting up and usually persists until there is some kind of screen activity, then happens again later. At first I thought my power supply was frying it like it had done before, but the BIOS shows normal voltage readings. It might be my video card dying but I would want to make sure of this before spending $400... I built this computer myself so I need to know what part is dying. I read somewhere that I should increase my refresh rate. I took it from 60 to 70 and the problem seemed to go away. I ran a benchmark called FreshDiagnose for monitors and it did some crazy colors and patterns really quickly, putting stress on the monitor. After it was done I soon saw a little red pixel garbage appear at this 70Hz but it went away after closing the window. I hope that this problem will stay dormant at 70Hz. As I finished this thread my screen scrambled like a champ again...looks like I better get my checkbook ready. My question is what do I need to replace? The video card, monitor, motherboard, or what? Also is there a chance giving this scrambling the opportunity to persist may ruin other hardware? If so I need to put this computer to rest.