well it seems that maybe you got a DOA card.....perhaps you should just take it back and get a new one......it happens every once in a while Might save you a lot of time and headaches....if you feel like it you could try reinstall OS, VIA 4-in-1 drivers plus some reliable GFX drivers, such as the 23.11's. If that doesn't work I suggest you just have it replaced, since it's a new card perfectly covered by warranty.
hey insane, just wondering, but would you happen to have a CRT monitor? you know the flat screen, not te lcd though?
the reason im asking, these monitors have two lines across the screen, they are horizontal, and you can barely see them unless the backround is all white, if this is what you are talking about, its the monitor, and its perfectly normal, but if its not, then yea, go get another card
I had 2 monitors replaced because of those 2 ultra-thin lines until a kindly Best Buy employee explained what they were to me.
I think his problem is scan lines, similar to this only they "roll" up or down, depending on the frequency. A friend of mine has a "computer room" in his house, it's filled to the brim with all manner of equipment from computers to oscilliscopes. His monitor shows these lines from all the EMI in there. ][nsane is already getting an RMA, but for future reference, add EMI to your list of diagnostic questions. =)