I turned on my computer today to find random artifacts when xp loads which then will freeze. I didn't install any programs or updated any drivers the day before. I opened up my computer to see a lot of dust, so I cleaned it up and it would still freeze. After playing around with my comp, I found it works fine(as I am typing right now from this computer) when I uninstall my video driver. When I reinstall the newest version of the video driver, i still get random artifacts until my comp freezes. Is this most likely a dead video card or could be something else? I hope its just my video card and not my motherboard or something more costly.
XFX LT 680i XFX nvidia 8800GT 2gb ram
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It sounds like you Graphics card.
If you have another card to put in the computer, I would do that to confirm that it is def. the video card.