*sigh* are the speckles and flickers on WoW on my 'good' computer signs the graphics card is dying? Or the whole computer? I'm getting worried it will die and I'll be stuck at 10fps on simple content with the laptop until I replace it.
speckles and flickers could be a number of things. Yes a video card could be dying, but it may also be the monitor. First thing i would do is download the newest drivers for your video card and install those. If y ou have nvidia card then do a clean install (the new drivers give this as an option when you go to install them)
If you have a second monitor that you could hook up to see if they go away, that is also a good thing to do to test it out. That is probably the easiest test, actually (but installing new drivers is always a good idea )