Weird Graphics Issue

Hi, i've been having weird graphical glitches in any OS i install. Tried Vista,XP and Windows 7. I've tried switching to a graphics card that's definitely working and still have problems. The graphics cards tried are the Geforce GTX460 and 9600GT. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2. This machine is pretty new, probably a month old only. Also I don't have this problem at all during games, only gives me problems on the desktop,pictures and some videos. Below are two examples of the problem. Thanks
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  1. Are you overclocking?
  2. Not at all, i don't even know how to.
  3. System specs please!
  4. first try the onboard video and see if it's there

    then if it isnt, try to use a air blower thing to blow out the pci-e slot, and if it is, try a different monitor.. im great at computers but i think these are good suggestions
  5. My processor doesn't support onboard video. I've tried about 3 different monitors and also tried changing the dvi converter. No luck. I'll try and get some compressed air onto it. The thing is I built it the same way i usually build PC's and it worked well then after a few days this problem started happening.

    The sys specs are:
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2
    Gfx Card : Inno3D Geforce GTX460 768mb
    RAM : 2 x Corsair VS2GB1333D3 VALUESELECT 2GB DDR3-1333 1.6v CL9
    CPU : Intel i5-760 Quad Core 2.8GHz
    HDD : 1TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU : Coolermaster RP-600-PCAR eXtreme power 600w, ATX 12V V2.01
  6. So fishy, try to replace the vga cable itself, with a DVI display cable and if the problem persists try a bios update, and if still no avail, RMA the board.
  7. kikireeki said:
    So fishy, try to replace the vga cable itself, with a DVI display cable and if the problem persists try a bios update, and if still no avail, RMA the board.

    i dont think a bios update would help, and " also tried changing the dvi converter" he said

    nvm he said converter
  8. Tried switching the vga cable already with no luck. I'll try and do a bios update. I'm willing to try anything right now. I just find it strange that games aren't affected at all.
  9. Also try each one of the ram sticks separately, I know that sounds irrelevant but sometimes ram errors could be that deceiving.
  10. Tried that already, sadly it did nothing.
  11. Just to beat the odds:
    remove the VGA driver by uninstall + Driver Sweeper ( then install the latest driver from
    and make sure that your chipset drivers are up to date as well before taking any extreme step such as RMA the board.
  12. 3 different OS, 3 monitors, two gpus....

    bizarre set of symptoms; tearing only in photos, some movies, yet games are fine....

    I'd check all BIOS options pertaining to PCI-express clock speeds, plug/play OS, etc...make sure your MB does not have anything OC'd be default; when in doubt, select 'default" timings vice 'optimal'...

    I'd say you are in for a new mb as well, although a truly bizarre/unique set of circumstances exists!
  13. Already tried the driver sweeper and updating the driver. Even tried using a older driver. Gonna try updating the bios later today as well as the chipset drivers.

    I've built up a few systems and have never come across a problem like this before.
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