Okay so here's my problem, I turn on my pc, starts up, I see the loading windows screen with the blue background and all, then the moment windows loads up I get this garbage mess of pink pixels in some weird pattern, also the system startup noise is all garbled. Here's the screen I get:
Thought it was the graphics card, so I sent it in for an RMA, it arrived, same problem, sent that one back got another RMA, same problem. Doesn't happen with my Geforce 8600 GTX however. Also the problem won't occur when AERO is turned off in windows 7. Tried with different installs of windows on different hard drives and on a different motherboard with different CPUs, only factor seems to be the graphics card running things in 3d (Aero in this case) My guess would be the PSU, since 3 graphics cards with the same problem is highly unlikely, maybe not sending enough voltage for the computer to boot aero or something. Anyways I'm mentally pooped from messing around as am completely out of ideas, this is the strangest error I've ever had
I havent put it in a completely new computer, the PSU and RAM were still from mine, everything else was different, but still had the same problem. I also tried the GFX card in the 2nd PCI-e slot, since my mobo has 2 for 2 way SLI, and it still had the same problem. Also, yes, I've tried 3 different drivers, 2 were tested on a fresh install of windows
I haven't notified them about the 3rd one having the same problem since i'm convinced that 3 graphics cards can't have the same exact bizarre issue, however the guy wasn't familiar with this issue. The computer is less then a year old, and I have had no problems with overheating or anything like that.