It is indeed set to smaller - 100% (default). A lot of the time i can troubleshoot most problems on my own especially with drivers and graphics...I'm just stumped this time. This is day 3 of this problem haha. My
instinct tells me to reformat it again in the recovery console, but sadly that is not going to fix the problem.
I tried installing the driver through windows update, device manager, advanced properties, and the nvidia site without a fix. The first time i bought this computer i clearly remember as soon as i installed the optional nvidia update in the windows update menu, my monitor refreshed and the graphics became smooth. :/