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Questions tagged [visual-artifacts]

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

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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps freezing after a successful boot

I've been using on Ubuntu 18.04 for a year and suddenly it started to freeze a few seconds after a successful boot. I can see the desktop for a few seconds. It's asking for a gnome-keyring password, ...
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Calibrating a wide gamut display

Wide gamut displays have started becoming more and more common these days and yet Windows 10 still isn't a color managed OS so I am assuming that other people might be having similar issues as well. ...
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Digital cameras see black scrolling lines when filming light from my desk lamp [closed]

Everytime I point a digital camera of some sort (webcam, phone, camcorder...) at my LED desk lamp or its light reflected off an object (only if the object is very reflective and/or near the lamp), I ...
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Getting green boxes on monitor, then PC restarts

I have an Asus Gtx 650Ti Boost. After 4-6 hours of playing a game or browsing the internet, I get green boxes all over the screen and then the PC restarts. After restart, the screen looks normal. ...
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Screen is getting horizontally offset at random

I've got a single monitor setup on a pretty old PC (Windows 7, i5 2500K, Radeon 5850 GPU) which was doing fine until today. Today I've had a few instances where my screen suddenly gets offset by ~...
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System glitch: how to identify the cause

I've used Linux Mint 18 for a long time, but recently a strange problem has come up and I'd like to know how to understand the cause. Sometimes, especially during high CPU usage, mingled and ghost ...
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Need help diagnosing graphics gard

Graphics card: gv-r795wf3-3gd. Wasn't overclocked. Problems started yesterday from screen going full white and system halting. On booting looks like this. Didn't boot into windows. Photo 1: before ...
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What are the patterns on this monitor's screen?

I've stumbled upon this picture while looking for reviews comparing Dell U2717D (left) and ViewSonic VP2768 (right) monitors. I wonder what are the patterns on the Dell's screen here? Is it some kind ...
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Screen artifacts

Ok so my laptop screen is going crazy - photo of my screen It happened suddenly and sometimes it goes away for a while then it comes back, I can't play games, watch videos or the screen will freeze ...
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Can't update to Windows 8 on Windows 7

I was trying to update Windows 7 to Windows 8 from original Microsoft DVD, but it always stops at installing drivers. I removed all the uncompatible drivers (like TP-Link's antenna driver). My BIOS is ...
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Graphical artifacts on Dell Dimension 8300

For the past few days, I have been working on fixing an old Dell Dimension 8300 tower I have. I performed clean installations of Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. At first, my Windows 7 ...
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How to fix jagged lines on my LCD screen

I have not used my computer for about one week. When I start my PC, the screen starts displaying some sort of artifacts on the screen. I have found the correct issue naming "Vertical Jagged Lines" ...
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Purple artifacts in RDP session

I'm having an intermittent issue where I get purple artefacting in my RDP session. The RDP is to a local Hyper-V machine which is configured to use RemoteFX. I have a nVidia GTX 970 with the latest ...
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Can a faulty graphics card cause OS corruption?

I have a machine that has been damaged by some careless couriers, and want to replace the damage parts efficiently. I have limited opportunities to test components in other computers, so I'm trying to ...
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Strange graphics artifacts (like diagnostics circle) in games and Viber

I have strange graphics artifacts in Viber and 3D applications (like some games). This is stange circle maybe some kind of diagnostics one but I don't know what is it. Maybe you know how to solve it?...
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Glitchy lines on screen of laptop

On my laptop screen I'm getting moving colourful lines which aren't disappearing. What can be problem? On external monitor all is OK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woEe9wgciuo P.S. External ...
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What is causing strange display artifacts on my screen

I want to preface my question by giving the specs of my laptop. I am running Windows 7 64 bit, I have in Intel 3rd generation mobile i7 processor, and a Nvidia 660M graphics card with 2GB of memory. ...
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Intermitent boot failure and graphics artifacts on boot (ONLY after hours turned off)

Since the early days of this build, some times the MOBO gives 5 short beeps on boot (There is no beep code table on the manual, for what I could find, it means Process error!?). But only after some ...
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Graphical artifacts in KDE 5 on Intel GMA4500MHD

A fresh installation of Arch Linux is showing weird graphical artifacts. This screenshot, taken with KSnapshot, matches what you would see on the screen: The artifacts show up in almost every window, ...
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PC Crash With Artifacts

So 3 weeks ago my gtx560 died and i had to replace it. I bought gtx 750ti and everything seemed fine. but 1 week ago my pc started crashing 1-2 time a day while surfing on the internet or doing ...
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PNG or JPEG for an X-Ray without visible artifacts

A past paper question from a Multimedia Systems exam: If you had an X-Ray photograph of a leg which might be broken, which would give better compression before artifacts were visible, and which ...
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How to test videos for artifacts?

I am having some issues with videos where the encoding gets choppy for a stretch: frames jumping back and forth, pixels bleeding from one frame into another. Like in this video right there. I know ...
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EVR/VMR9 video motion artifacts

I have an issue that has been bugging me for months and despite several hours-long web searches I've come up with nothing, partly because I can't even find the right search terms. I'll try to explain ...
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Graphics Card Dying?

Lately my laptop has been having these odd graphical glitches and artifacting, as seen here: I'm almost certain that this is not a driver or software issue as my laptop is a dual boot and I started ...
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Is my GPU or PSU going out?

So, the screen started showing artifacts and then suddenly went out but the sound was still working. Thinking it was just the game I was playing, I tried to ctrl+alt+del, esc, and alt+f4 out of it but ...
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Can an artifacting video card be useful in any way?

I recently acquired an MSI Radeon R9 280X video card that experiences visual glitches/flickering patches/artifacts in games and in 2D mode. Once I tried to open a video in fullscreen mode from Youtube ...
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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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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 connector)...
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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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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 was ...
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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 ...