On a side note, the 'bad' pixels arent permanent. They will change if I move my mouse over them or if i minimize a window then maximize it. If I highlight text, it makes the pixels around it get worse. As I move my mouse, some pixels will change to the correct color but then now ones of the wrong color will form. Its obviously does not make viewing a horrific problem since I've been using my computer for 6 months with this problem, but its definitely annoying. I've tried all I can think of to fix this, besides reformatting, reinstalling, and starting from scratch.
I've had this problem for at least a year. I bought the card 2 years ago and it worked fine when i first installed it. However I would occationally get system errors that would sometimes get traced to the drivers for the video card. So I guess the errors and resets got bad enough that I decided to uninstall the card. Since then I've had nothing but problems with the monitor output. With the card uninstalled, my screen has vertical rows of 'bad' pixels that basically look horrible. Most of the time I can't even read text cuz I can't make out which letters are supposed to be displayed. I've got an Envision flat screen monitor thats basically going to waste. I will occationally look for the newest drivers for the video card and try reinstalling. When I do, the screen blinks and drives me crazy! Not only that, the 'bad' pixels don't go away.
Currently the monitor is connected to the vga port on the card, I've got a dvi adapter on its way. Will it help? It just makes me mad that I have a video card I spent over $100 on and a monitor I dumped a few hundred on and I can't even get a clear picture no matter what I do. Please help!!