Here are some helpful hints, I hope!
I understand that I though about that when I read what you have posted over the last couple of days, that if it was damaged why would it power up your card…then I figured just because something is damaged does not necessarily mean that the hole thing would not work…parts of it might still work. (in this case the picture display is not working properly but still shows up ever so often) In the agp slot, take the card out to see if there is anything bent…I cant recall what it is exactly, but I think there’s pins or clips in the agp slot (don’t hold me to that I ‘m not sure what they are called) but, look in the slot to see if there is anything bent or stuck in the slot. I don’t know about the slot being damaged, that was the only thing that I could assume from what you have told in this forum, but if you think it is damaged because of some reason then if I were you I would in fact contact Intel. But the only problem is they are going to most likely ask what is the problem that you are having…so you might just have to tell them that you think your agp slot is damaged because reason being, when ever you try to display something it flickers (or what ever it is you said was the problem with it.) Also they might ask if it is your screen, say no, because you tested another screen with the same card and mother board and it showed the same symptoms, also tell them you don’t think it is your gpu because, it is brand new and also you tried your another gpu and it does the same thing. Now here is your problem they might ask when did this start happening? and did you ever replace the card, est.…well at that point I really have no lie to tell you to tell them, because they are already going to think it is a human error (in this case you being the person who damaged it) so if it comes to that, just say well I don’t really know, then say you know what just never mined thank you for your time and hang up…then come and reply to this forum and say what they said. Ok having said that I also have something to tell you, I don’t even know if your agp slot is the problem, I mean it could be some little tiny stupid problem that you and I just can’t figure out. Good luck and just work with what you have. O yes I for got to tell you that if you do end up sending your motherboard to Intel it might take a little time to get back. So hopefully you have another computer to use in that void of time.