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Hi there,

I own a Gigabyte GTX260OC, purchased it over 2 years ago and have been having this recurring issue ever since. It's a bit lengthy and hard to understand, but please help me!

AMD Penom ii 955BE @stock
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H
Gigabyte GTX260OC
Asus VW427 monitor

The problem is:
When the computer boots, the primary and normal display will function properly, once Windows 7 meets the login window, it has around an 80% chance of the screen being "disconnected". The physical hardware is connected and Windows has disconnected the monitor and assigned primary display to a non-existant moitor. Once the DVI cord is unplugged and plugged back in again multiple times (no count or any form of pattern noticed) it will display the screen again, sometimes in the correct resolution, sometimes not, sometimes as a "secondary display". Upon review in the resolution changer and the Nvidia CP, any random form of "Analoge Display" will be in the list, sometimes on the left or right of my real display in any resolution, sometimes 640x480, sometimes 800x600 or even 1920x1080, you get the point. If you disconnect the display via software or make it only display on my physical monitor, it will go back to normal. This can be replicated by switching back and forth from fullscreen programs, sometimes dropping the image in mid-game, or even via hardware detection, such as plugging in a flash drive or headphones.

The card has not been modified or overclocked, the problem has been there since I bought it.

I took it back after a week of owning it after noticing this issue, the store gave it back to me saying nothing was wrong with it and that they "cleaned the contacts", upon installation into my system again, it functioned for about 3 reboots seamlessly. After that, it went all ****-eyed and back to the regular annoyance of my screen disconnecting. Since then it has gone back 3 times again with them saying nothing was wrong, I have checked the contacts both on my mobo and on the graphics card and everything is fine, I get no BIOS errors or instability. The card has been tested and ran in 4 completely different systems with the same result, no matter what, even after updated driver installation. I have had no luck finding this problem elsewhere and everyone I have talked to has no idea what is going on, it's definately hardware and not a software issue, but the bloody useless store won't take it back and give me a refund (it's still under warrantee).

Please help!!!
Cheers
-ipull
Edited by ipullstuffapart - 11/9/11 at 3:39am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 860 ASUS P7P55D Gigabyte GTX260 OC Core 216 8GB DDR3 - Kingmax 
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WD 808gb, WD 1tb, 2x Seagate 160gb Samsung 24x SATA, Samsung BD ROM Drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VW246H 
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My Gaming/LAN Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 860 ASUS P7P55D Gigabyte GTX260 OC Core 216 8GB DDR3 - Kingmax 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 808gb, WD 1tb, 2x Seagate 160gb Samsung 24x SATA, Samsung BD ROM Drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VW246H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Coolermaster 650w Extreme CM HAF 922 Razer Mamba 
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Acer 
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