It appears, after some googling on my end, that this effect is called ARTIFACTS. They seem to be affecting my gpu on my graphics card. I have never overclocked anything on my graphics card to make this happen...so. Im kinda at a loss here.
I'm not entirely sure if its REALLY a hardware problem, but I think I've got it narrowed down a bit more.
Important to note: video drivers
are up to date, as are my chipset drivers(i think...) and the artifacts do NOT occur during startup!
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Before I begin, I would like to say that my issues happened after I moved into my new apartment. My computer skills are adequate, but I'm no genius.
There are many issues, and I am unsure how to diagnose them. I'll try to keep it short.
Essentially, what's being displayed on my monitor looks like junk. Here is a bullet list of things that are wrong.
-> Dead pixels.
They are colored green, red, and they are MOVING. In other words, changing the image on my monitor changes the dead pixel location. Here is a sample image.
That was taken only a few days ago. This is the same google maps image, several days later, no differences in hardware or anything. Please note: even viewing this image on your website, uploaded via imgur, I still see the jumping-red pixels.
So on my screen, I see flickering, randomly appearing red pixels
over the water on google maps. If I close google maps, the red pixels disappear.
Sometimes, the pixels are green. Sometimes, they appear in netflix videos. Sometimes, they appear within a specific section of a webpage and stay in the same location on the webpage as I scroll up or down
These are my monitors specs:
The monitor is set to its native resolution, and everything seems to be working fine according to my computer. For a couple days, I had a message pop up on startup that a driver was being blocked due to incompatibility
. I dont know what the driver was, and the message vanished.
As you can probably see, the image quality of the text is horrible. I was told to try and adjust the ClearType/Font (whatever its called) of my computer and still, no change.
I've even replaced the HDMI cable connected my card to my monitor. No change.
I installed the latest drivers for my graphics card, no change.
Under the catalyst control program, I reset all modifications to default.
To add insult to injury, my background images all suddenly became extremely pix elated and low quality as well.
I really have no idea what this could be. My monitor is still under warranty and I'm returning it as I type this.
My personal thoughts, I think its my graphics card... It seems to happen in clusters around certain colors. I have no idea. Either way, I'm really sad. Everything looks blocky, like a badly compressed jpg. Text looks awful. The pixel problem is annoying. And worst of all, I dont even know what the problem is CALLED, so I cant troubleshoot it! (very well, at least)
Any and all help towards fixing this would be greatly appreciated.