Black Speckles with Blender Internal

I keep getting black speckles with everything I render on blender. Any help?


Perhaps you have ambient occlusion on, this sometimes causes speckles. try turning it off.

It’s definitely not on.

do you mean the texture on every third band on the cord?

Yes. But it happens to everything, no matter what I render.

From that image it looks like it could be Z-fighting. Care to post a blend?