Had a new problem with my PC last night. It seems that the graphics card is at fault as artifacts are appearing in the POST startup DOS screens, during Windows XP startup and in Windows itself (see screenshots below). Has anyone experienced similar artifacts and was the graphics card at fault?
Windows Startup screen
AMD 64 3800 processor (Socket 754)
MSI K8T Neo-FSR/ FIS2R Motherboard
Inno3D 256MB AGPx8 NVidia Inno3D GeForce 6800LE GDDR3 256 Graphics Card
2GB DDR2 RAM
Things I've Tried
I've removed all unneccesary devices and tried alternate monitors, cables (VGA and DVI) and RAM all to no avail. Only leaves the graphics card, processor or motherboard as point of failure.
Things Left to Try
I'm hoping a work colleague will have a spare AGP card which I can try in order to identify if that is the point of failure. If it is then I guess I'll be going shopping! :-) I may also try a fresh Windows install.
Thanks in advance to anyone can share any similar experience or anyone who has any advice for other things for me to try before spending some money.