Yesterday my Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop (from back in 2005) started getting some terrible display artifacts. They are there as soon as the computer comes on (at BIOS), but only when the screen is trying to display something (i.e. Not when the screen is on, but nothing to display). There is a variety of different artifacts, and I'm not sure what to call of them. Here are the ones I've noticed shifting of single-pixel, small, vertical sections (e.g. I can see part of my mouse move on the left side of the screen when the mouse is on the right side) blinking smiley faces and accented e's complete disarray of colors screen blackouts artifacts accumulate in moving windows Along with these, I've been getting some BSODs. The stop codes I can recall are 8E, 50, and EA. The BSOD pops up when I try to boot normally, but not when I boot in Safe Mode. The artifacts are still there in safe mode. I've run a few diagnostics that I know to do, such as Dell's diagnostic utilities (from the F8 or F12 bootup menu) and Memtest86+. Memtest is still running, but I've gotten 5 passes with it. The dell diagnostics give me several errors. I don't know if anyone here knows how the Dell errors translate, but here are ones I've gotten: 5300:0119 - Detected a failure while writing and reading virtual memory. Video mode: 4h (320x200x4). Address B848h, expected to read 0h, but read FFFFFFFFFh instead. I get many many variations of this error. 0F00:1A44 or 0244 - Block 6254840: Uncorrectale Data error or media is write protected. I also get variations on this one. I've done the simple virus scans and chkdsk /r, but I'm pretty confident there's something more. With my limited knowledge of computer hardware, the only thing I can think of is a bad video card. If you can propose any quick tests (other than using other cards, which I dont have access to) to confirm this or can point to something else, please help me out. This computer is no longer worth getting repaired if the fix isn't simple (and very low cost). In case it's useful, some other specs: Windows XP SP 3 Video Card is NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 1 Gb RAM 2.14 Ghz Processor (I think) Thanks!