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Help - newb bought used computer and needs advise

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January 20, 2012 12:53:44 AM

All,
I just received a computer I purchased through this website, here are the specs.

Intel Core i7 2600
Gigabyte GA-z68x-ud3h-b3
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Galaxy gtx 460
Corsair 600T Case
Corsair TX v2 750 watt Power Supply
Adata S510 120GB SSD
Asus DVD+RW

I started up the computer with the video going through the 460 and here's how it looked:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74744331@N03/6728733123/

The parts that actually show the windows boot screen are where I have recently dragged my mouse

I then removed the 460, sent the video through the mobo, and there were green flockering dots all over the place, as you can see here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74744331@N03/6728733277/

Is this computer simply a dud, or is this the kind of problem that can be fixed?
January 20, 2012 1:22:29 AM

try starting it up in safe mode and see if the problem persists. might just be an issue with the display driver. from there you should be able to do a system restore, and hopefully that will resolve the issue.
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January 20, 2012 1:34:17 AM

Did you install all the drivers that came on the cd with the system? It would appear to be a driver problem. So do what odoyle suggested and then repost.
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