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Weird Graphics Issue

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December 31, 2010 9:15:13 AM

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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December 31, 2010 9:26:04 AM

Are you overclocking?
December 31, 2010 9:37:57 AM

Not at all, i don't even know how to.
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December 31, 2010 1:03:34 PM

System specs please!
December 31, 2010 1:08:51 PM

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
December 31, 2010 1:29:32 PM

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
December 31, 2010 10:34:36 PM

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.
January 1, 2011 11:16:39 AM

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
January 1, 2011 11:50:26 AM

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.
January 1, 2011 7:45:44 PM

Also try each one of the ram sticks separately, I know that sounds irrelevant but sometimes ram errors could be that deceiving.
January 1, 2011 8:40:03 PM

Tried that already, sadly it did nothing.
January 1, 2011 10:08:24 PM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2011 10:53:35 PM

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!
January 2, 2011 7:43:59 AM

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.