Edit: I believe the problem lies with the Graphics driver, card, or my monitor itself. My problem happens even in an installed version of Linux/Ubuntu, not just the live CD. I've tried getting the nvidia driver and following a plethora of guides on this site, but they all lead in me getting a black screen on bootup and having to Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a terminal. If anyone has any suggestions or anything, I'd greatly apperciate it.
Upon trying to install ANY form of Linux (tried Ubuntu 13.04, Mint 15 Cinnamon), I have a few problems:
First off, I get EXTREME lag in both of their Live CDs. It starts to completely hang for minutes at a time, and then eventually the screen goes black and never displays anything again.
Here are my specs:
ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 Motherboard (Latest BIOS 8/6/2013)
Intel i7 2600K Processor
128GB OCZ SOLID3 SSD (Latest FW 8/6/2013)
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Yamakasi Catleap Q270 (2560x1440 @ 60Hz) via Dual-Link DVI
Any ideas? I can't even use the LiveCD or the OS for longer than about 5-10 seconds until the hangups start. I tried getting the Performance Analyzer open once, and I didn't notice any weird CPU activity, but I wasn't able to check out SSD/HDD activity.
If this question is a duplicate and I missed it, please let me know and I will be happy to remove it.
Any help/answers/suggestions are very much appreciated.