Continuing where I left 7 months ago.... So yesterday I reinserted the 'faulty' card. Surprise - everything worked fine this time. No artifacting. I reinstalled the 176.02 driver, enabled SLI and all was ok. Even gaming. So I guess my card was not faulty at all. Then it entered my mind to update to the latest laptop drivers from the Nvidia site. It was a risky thing to do since for some reason I never got this machine to run fine with anything other than 176.02...... As expected the latest drivers didn't work, Vista starts loading, then I get a black monitor. So I reverted back the the 176.02 which I had saved on the HDD. The only problem now is that although everything works fine I don't have the Nvidia Control Panel. I reinstalled the 176.02 more than 3 times (using safe mode, driver sweeper etc) yet I can't get the Nvidia CP. My SLI is disabled... And I don't know how to enable it without the Nvidia CP.. Any help?