Could be a heat problem with the stock board, it happens sometimes, a crappy core or memory gets in that can't support the default settings or such and causes graphical glitches. i'm sure the replacement will fix thing s
I get this often while making up new PC's. I test all parts in a test bed with no way of holding the cards in there slots. if i catch a viddy card i get crap all over the screen & have to reboot. My old epox board is a little worn as well and if i firk around inside with the power on (i know i shouldnt but sue me) i get the same thing.
Before I buy new hardware, I like to check out user reviews first. TCComputers is usually where I buy mostly and they have a reviews section for each hardware item. The few Gainward items ALL show bad reviews. Sometimes they would have no vid or something. Maybe there's an issue with a line of Gainward cards?
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS