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
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.
Just to beat the odds:
remove the VGA driver by uninstall + Driver Sweeper (http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/) then install the latest driver from Nvidia.com
and make sure that your chipset drivers are up to date as well before taking any extreme step such as RMA the board.
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!