Visual artifacts are anomalies during visual representation of digital graphics and imagery.

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Firefox displays horizontal lines down the screen

I installed a Quadro NVS 285 graphics card recently, and ever since then Firefox will randomly display horizontal lines down the screen. I reinstalled Firefox, and it did not fix the problem. This ...
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Why am I getting a red interlaced screen when I increase monitor resolution?

I have an Nvidia GTS 240, with which I have been running dual monitors at 1920x1080 each up until now. I have upgraded one of the monitors, and it is capable of 2560x1440, which appears in the ...
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What causes this graphical glitch in my web browser?

This glitch seems to randomly show up in my web browsers.
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Black (and sometimes blue) screen after Windows 7 login

I have a new PC with Windows 7. At login to my user (not admin) account, there is always a "black screen" moment - the login screen dims, then my desktop appears and with it, for a split second, a ...
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On screen artifacts, gone after restart

I'm experiencing on screen artifacts which lead me to believe that my GPU is dying. However a restart of my pc has (until now) always solved the issue... This again makes it look like it isn't GPU ...
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Periodic gaming performance drops; web browsing “hangs” periodically w/o crash

Recently I have been experiencing some system issues. Diagnostic information: Hardware is 560 ti, intel i5 2500 or something 3.3 ghz. Windows 7 64 bit. Sorry don't have full specs on hand... Temps ...
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Partially fried graphic display card in notebook and trouble installing drivers

The story goes like this: Windows XP started hanging up. Since it was pretty long time since I reinstalled it that was my first guess. As soon as the first restart after formating the drive I saw ...
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How can I stop a video file to stop sputtering while I watch it?

I was finding that when watching some video files using VLC 2.0.6 (Twoflower) that I have on my hard drive, they were sputtering quite a bit (stopping and starting causing video and audio artifacts ...
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Flickering and 2D graphic errors in DX11 mode in fullscreen on AMD HD 5970

I have recently gotten an AMD Sapphire HD 5970 2GB video card. This seems to consist of two 1GB cards on the same chip (there is a crossfireX option but the card otherwise has only one PCI-E ...
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Purple vertical line, brand new iMac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRMJKM6BDhk ... What is this? Is my brand new three-week-old iMac dying? The purple line shows up on anything black; images, Flash video's and so on. If I open up a ...
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Video card displays graphic artefacts

When I came home today, my video card started displaying graphic artifacts, and logging in to windows 7 would cause the computer to reboot. The computer was working fine when i last shut it down last ...
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Graphics and USB devices freezing soon after OS loads

I run Ubuntu/Windows dual boot. Last night I started the upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04, and my computer has not worked since in either Windows or Ubuntu. Here's what I got when I rebooted after the upgrade, ...
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Graphic corruption followed by message: “Too many 16-bit programs are running”

For reference here are my system specs: Cooler Master Sniper Scout tower Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 Intel G33 Motherboard 6GB DDR2 RAM Radeon HD 4870 GPU 1TB SATA Drive 7200 RPM OCZ ...
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Pinpointing hardware issue (green squares on boot)

In short, my question is: is the appearance of green squares for a second during the boot process (for a picture, scroll down) a symptom of a failure for a particular component? That is, can I, ...
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Graphics card artifacting

Update: I received an RMA'd GTX 460 and am still having the same problems. I'm going to RMA the AX750. The funny thing is, while I was waiting for the GTX 460, I managed to secure a GT 520 and I had ...
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Graphics Artifacts/ Texture Flickering

Hey I been having some problems with artifacts in games. Sometimes textures flicker. Artifacts of various shapes and sizes show up usually after a couple games of Dota 2. I built my computer almost ...
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Computer freezes with Visual Artifacts/Scrambled Screen (even at BIOS)

System Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2l (BIOS f8b - stock)1 Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO - stock cooler PSU : CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W HDD: 1 x 640 GB SATA, 1 x 320 ...
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ATI 6770 random crashes and dots

So I got my other PC working (custom build) and installed Windows 7. I then install the latest drivers from ATI/AMD. When I reboot I see random dots and got random crashes. I also tried a older driver ...
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HP dv6-2155dx Weird Display Issue

I consider myself to be a fairly savvy computer guy, but this is a new one for me - I have an HP dv6-2155dx laptop. It has an integrated Intel HD graphics chipset. There are some scenarios (I haven't ...
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Fixing texture with JPEG artifacts?

I have this texture: That I really want to use. The problem is when I zoom in to it, it is full of JPEG artifacts and does not scale nicely. I tried a few noise reducing plug ins but they did not ...
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Graphical Issues After Using Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop

I was using Windows Live Mesh's Remote Desktop feature to use my PC from my laptop. After disconnecting and returning to my PC's monitor when I turned it on my graphics were all messed up. Here's ...
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Terminal freezes in Linux Mint 12

Since I installed Linux Mint 12, I'm encountering problems in the terminal. I'm working with two tabs in the terminal. Sometimes, when I launch a command on the terminal, it's not refreshed, like ...
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Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues

I have been through several graphics cards (3 Radeon 5870s and a 6950) in the last six months and they all have been acting defective. The last three have been producing a lot of artifacts, both in ...
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Apple iMac mid 2011 Graphical Artifacts

I bought a brand new iMac mid 2011, and from time to time I've get these artifacts. What could be the cause? It looks like this when the temperature of the Graphical Diode = 77-80C, but when I ...
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Visual artifacts when playing Sims 3

I tried to install Sims 3 on a new Lenovo Thinkpad. The specs are Win 7 64-bit, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Radeon HD6630m gfx card. The driver for the graphics card is the latest. When I try to play, the ...
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Why Do I Get Artifacting In Photoshop Artboard

I get this wicked magenta and black artifacting when in Photoshop CS4 on Mac when I resize the window. It doesn't affect the image canvas, but it's on the artboard all around it. Hardware: Early ...
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Radeon 6950 - Garbling of text and graphics in certain Windows only

This morning I noticed the text in Gmail (in Firefox 4) looked a little funny (kind of thin, maybe some color fringing). I went to work and thought it might be some ClearType issue or something with ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panics

My laptop has been acting up recently. It's seemed especially slow, video and audio has been very jittery, and it seems unable to do simple stuff like playback YouTube videos without jitter. This ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Graphic Artifacts

This problem started happening to me once I installed SP1 onto my Windows 7 Ultimate install. When changing between tabs, or even just hovering my mouse over buttons, VS2010 starts artifacting. It's ...
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Why do moving lines become fuzzy on my monitor?

I recently got a new notebook. With moving images there are some graphical issues, and I'd like to know what causes them. None of my earlier monitors exhibited similar issues. Moving high contrast ...
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Why I am I getting color artifacts while watching YouTube in Flash at times?

I'm watching things on YouTube as well as hulu and at times I get this: What could be the cause of it?
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OC'd video card, now seeing artifacts

I overclocked my 5850 to 775/1250 (using AMD Overdrive) for maybe an hour. I don't think the temperature rose above the low 80's (Celsius, of course), but I started seeing artifacts so I put it back ...
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Diagnosing BSOD hardware issues

I own, an about a year old, rig which carries quite the punch. And for a year, I was happy. Not that long ago things began to crumble. I first detected the problems running my dual monitor setup. For ...
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What to do with first gen Apple TV with screen artifacting [closed]

So i bought a used Apple TV from some unscrupulous jerk on Craigslist and realized upon plugging it in that it has some pixellation/screen artifacting issues - possibly due to heat issues or a fried ...
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How to prevent this window behaviour in Linux

This happens when I move the windows. Details: openbox ATI proprietary driver no problem in OpenGL contexts I don't want to use any compositing manager It's not so strange, quite common in fact. ...
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Graphic Card - Due to malfunction, monitor shows grainy lines and dots

How can I check that the graphic card has developed the fault?
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laptop display problem

My sony vaio laptop screen displays pictures that are bloomed.The text as i am typing is mixture of green and blue.My NVIDIA GEForce is disabled as the laptop wont boot with it.External monitor ...
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Graphic distortion with ATI HD 5770 graphics card

I'm running Windows 7 Home 64-bit on a Gigabyte motherboard with a single ATI HD 5770 graphics card and 2 x 2048 Corsair RAM. The system seems very unstable, as it randomly decides to crash ...
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Aero bug in Windows 7

Have you seen anything like this before? Not always but permanently shows up this strange behaviour. What's the name of that problem? And - ofcoz:) - how can I solve it? I tried: driver update ...
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iTunes UI artifacts

Two days ago I found out that iTunes interface become buggy. Here are some screenshots: UI bugs in listview headers: iTunes doesn't download app icons in App Store: CoverFlow doesn't show album ...
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Help in diagnosing what's wrong with my computer

I have a DELL XPS 1710. Yesterday night while I was doing nothing special (browsing the web and chatting on the IM, it all of a sudden froze. I restarted it and now the screen is filled with green ...
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Does Windows 7 support multiple simultaneous nVidia graphics cards with different drivers?

On one of my dev machines at work (currently running XP), I have two nVidia graphics cards: Quadro NVS 440 (my original card, for my three primary monitors) GeForce GTX 275 (just added, for CUDA ...