Well, this monitor isn't really old, but it would seem that a wire may have snapped in the cable or something... a new monitor is on its way though.
Oh, and I got a new 3D Accelerator card. I have FFVIII too. By the minimum requirements, I have what I need to run the game smoothly. Yet, when lots of polygons appear (More than three people on a screen, world map, battles), it slows down like hell. I didn't have this problem for Wing Commander: Prophecy, Secret Ops or FFVII.
Is it my processor, or the card that's affecting FFVIII, or what could the problem be?