From where did you get the driver? I would suggest either gigabyte's site or directly from Intel, but not provided Cd/DVD, as they could be too old.
Also, do you have SP1 installed? I got startup BSODs until I installed it (laptop with i3-2367M), but I never got to welcome screen.
I did a full update of win7, and downloaded the driver from the intel site, and the problem persist:
if i dont install the video driver, it works fine, on win 7, etc. but as soon as i install the driver, at random, can be 2 minutes, 5, when it starts, etc, i get artifacts, the pc freezes, i cant move the mouse and sometimes after a while in that condition it auto resets.
so i guess i need to do a rma for a defective part. in that case, what do u think i should return? the cpu? or the motherboard? (since the integrated video is in the cpu)
or there is any other thing i can do?
thank you again i hope u answer me
IF it doesn't show up as a problem in the device manager in windows 7 and it is fully functioning, you get the color bit depth and resolution with the win7 native driver, i'd leave it.
i don't know if intel or the vendor you purchased the CPU from would rma a some what functioning component. check with them.
Core i3 2120 + Asus P8H77-M LE in Win7 worked fine until I updated the graphics driver to Intel HD. It caused windows starting to black screen and no signal on the monitor.
I found that changing the cable from DVI to VGA made the difference.
Apparently something wrong with the output in digital (HDMI and DVI)