Intel 965 Express Video on laptop

Acer / Extensa 5620
March 16, 2009 at 22:58:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.667 GHz / 2037 MB

I am wondering if I can replace my video card in my laptop or do I need to replace my entire mobo as I suspect my video card is having probs after my laptop is running for some time? I used a video card testing utility (Video Card Stability Test) and the test came back that my card failed. I get the BSOD about once per day. I notice that my cursor will "flicker" abnormally at times. I'm really not sure what else I can check.

I have checked the RAM and no errors were found. I have also updated my video driver for this card. I have checked my CPU fan and cleaned out the internals of my laptop (which were already very clean) and this changed nothing. I even disabled the Vista Aero feature in my display settings and set it to Vista Basic hoping this would solve my issue.

Would I be better off replacing my video card or do I need to replace the video card and the mobo? Can I run any other diagnostics to narrow down my problem? I tried to find out if the video card is intergrated and cannot find this info. Does any one know if the video card is integrated without me having to take my keyboard and LCD screen apart?

Here is a report that I received after a crash (BSOD):

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 000000FF
BCP3: 00000008
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

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March 17, 2009 at 04:42:59
You can't replace the video card, it's integrated into the motherboard.

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March 18, 2009 at 20:48:35

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