Intel I7 4790k (Stock clock, Hyper 212plus cooler)
16 GB Corsair Vengence 1866 DDR3
ASUS Sabertooth Mark2
XFX R9 270x 2Ghz (Stock Clock)
CoolerMaster 650 PSU (Bronze Rating)
I have faint banding across the screen. It only shows up once into windows(Does not appear in BIOS at all... at least that i can tell) and shows across ALL applications. It only is really noticable on darker images like grays but not so much on black. The bands are of altrenating thickness (Small/Large Small/Large), but are not very wide at all. Thin little bands spaced out and altrenating like i said. They do not move, though if i bring up an image or a dialog box, it will create the same banding acorss those windows and stay with that window/dialog while the ones normally there pass over it.
I use HDMI to HDMI on a 40" Toshiba TV.
What i have done to trouble shoot is this so far:
Clean installed GPU Drivers. (Uninstall, restart, install, restart)
Changed to a different display that i know did not have banding. (Still had banding)
Change cables to a DVI to HDMI cable.(Still hand banding)
What i have not done *yet*:
Remove video card and restart using intigrated graphics port.
Remove video card and install into previous machine that did not have any issues at all.
Heres further background story:
I built a computer a month or so ago [ AMD A10 7850k, XFX 270x (same card in current), 8GB Corsair Vengence(Same stick in unit +1), MSI A88x G45 GAMING mobo., 650w CoolerMaster (same unit in current). I was fairly disappointed with the performance as i am an aspiring streamer and it just wasnt cutting it. So i ordered the I7, Mobo and a new case (Rosewill THOR V2 its a nice case ^^). Everything was running fine on the other build, it just wasnt fast enough for what i wanted it to do. As soon as i set up the new box i noticed the windows. It wasnt very noticeable before i put in the graphics drivers, but i did notice something wasnt exactly right.... i just figured it was related to running through the graphics card without drivers. Once i installed the drivers and restarted, it was very noticable on the blue user login screen and once into windows, the background that i had chosen was also drawn with variable sized lines that made it look like it was a very poorly drawn gradiant. (im going to have to get you pictures possibly to explain this fully)
It effects all range of applications/images/video/games... its irritating that i just spent over 1000$ on hardware (total between the two machines) and i end up with sub quality video. It doesnt make anything illegable or unplayable... its just an annoance. Though being as i have a very nice CPU, a respectable Mobo, and a decent GPU... i feel i shouldnt have to deal with even the slightest quality loss. I feel like im justified for being a bit put out and disappointed on this.
Ive tried everything i can think of to fix it, i have googled and googled and googled and have only come across people talking about VGA adapters causing the problem and that fixes there issues... but i dont use VGA adapters... I use HDMI and DVI cables.
Im hoping this month old video card isnt shot already, nothing more disapointing that buying a 200$ item and having it crap out in a very short amount of time. Please help me figure out why this is doing what its doing and save me from buying a new card! Though honestly im drooling over some better cards already! XP But that might not be my problem...
Thanks in advance, hope we can figure it out. I can do anything that needs to be done to help diagnose... Pictures/screenshots ect, ect.