Hey MoM, thanks for the post
Yea I've already eliminate many possible causes:
Different port on the video card (2x DVI) its an Nvidia 8600GT
TV output svideo same images
Took off my fanless AEROCOOL heatsink and cleaned/reapplied arctic silver thermal paste
Loaded up windows xp same issue
Uninstalled/Reinstalled windows 7
Now one odd thing is that in ubuntu the display is perfectly fine, which would lead one to believe it is a driver issue, but i noticed its happening over certain intesity of the graphic being displayed. For example in a video game [cant enjoy my KOTOR
] if i enable Frame buffering the images become red and wavey, and similarly when displaying simple static background scenery, in game, there are no distortion over it.
Im thinking the board may have some sort of chip malfunctioning. Any thoughts?