i even did it the long way and used the bog standard display settings,then reinstalled the lastest forceware from nvidia.com
the same forceware is good with my fx5500 as listed in the supported cards bit.
if i can see enough to flash the graphics card bios with the one on the list from the gainward bios files thread and hopefully if i can see enough it will erase the problem(and any reconfigured clock speeds above normal)
it looks like a driver issue but i tried several times installing the driver and setting as much up as i could but no matter what its still messed up!
hopefully an update might clean the root out and also hopefully the distortion will ok
it works to an extent so its not fried and as drivers havn't helped i'm left with a flash.
nice card and it would be a waste if i cannot fix it.
cheers for asking mate
i take it the files on the bios thread i just brought back from the dead (2 files)will work from dos?(doesn't self boot)and i just type the name codeline in and it should start the flash program and i input the new bios rom name and save?
should be if i remember..
cheers all, help save the card