I'm assuming you're running at the correct resolution for your monitor?
yep, 1680 x 1050
sounds like your 8800GT is a victim of artifacts. try the latest drivers from nvidia.com, if that doesn't work RMA the card.
maybe, but CoD4 was the same for my old X1950, but prostreet ran normally, and i didnt play crysis when i was on XP.
EDIT - i'll upload some screens soon
Here are some screenshots, its like really small, and its only around certain objects.
Prostreet (its only around Cars)
Crysis - (Its only around helmets, and sometimes body)
BTW, i am using the 177.79 drivers i got from eVGA, the nvidia main site has the 176.19, but the 177.19 has better performance.
hmmm, i am using XP now, and its still the same...
does the picture i posted still seem like my graphics card is a victim to artifacts?