|All this computer stuff is basically one step above junk. |
Either one could be bad.
Nothing has really been proven yet.
You have to test something to prove something.
Put video card in known working test board or try known working video in this card. Unless you have a factory bed of nails test bench.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10