I see weird things on my screen

Hello, I think I have a weird bug.
I tried it on multiple games and I still have the issue.
I though it had something to do with my graphic card's drivers but I'm up-to-date.
Pics here http://imgur.com/a/tHOX3
TY everyone
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  1. I don't know much compared to others out here and I am surprised no one has yelled at me yet lol but if this were MY problem I would check for viruses, reinstall my video drivers and then reboot and pray lol.. That's all I got. It looks pretty annoying.
  2. I checked for viruses and I tried to reinstall the video drivers >.< Thanks though for the help I appreciate
  3. try under clocking the video cards memory by 50Mz.
  4. Someone smarter than me should be along shortly? xD.. I guess it is safe to say you Googled stuff like "weird graphic smearing" and "ugly black smudge glitch".. Otherwise known as my plan "A" haha.
  5. swifty_morgan said:
    try under clocking the video cards memory by 50Mz.

    how do I do so :O ?
  6. erinlove said:
    Someone smarter than me should be along shortly? xD.. I guess it is safe to say you Googled stuff like "weird graphic smearing" and "ugly black smudge glitch".. Otherwise known as my plan "A" haha.


    I'm like you ! :)
  7. I see ghosts! Woooo-oooooo!!

    OT: You can under-clock with MSI afterburner. Link:
    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
  8. System specs? The graphics drivers likely have a utility included that can adjust the clocks.
  9. when you get an on screen glitch like that is can be a sign of the gpu or gpu ram is failing. I would open your system up and check that the gpu fan is moving. I would also power down the system...unplug the pc from the wall and reseat the gpu. over time with thermal heating and cooling a card can walk. I would also try and reinstall the june direct x update. to rule out a damaged files that most games use. I would also swap the monitor and cable to rule out screen issue.
  10. smeezekitty said:
    System specs? The graphics drivers likely have a utility included that can adjust the clocks.

    Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6898)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6898&SUBSYS_0B001002&REV_00
    Display Memory: 3824 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1012 MB
    Shared Memory: 2811 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Alienware AW2210 (Digital)
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
  11. bemused_fred said:
    I see ghosts! Woooo-oooooo!!

    OT: You can under-clock with MSI afterburner. Link:
    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm


    I'll try that as last resort
  12. smorizio said:
    when you get an on screen glitch like that is can be a sign of the gpu or gpu ram is failing. I would open your system up and check that the gpu fan is moving. I would also power down the system...unplug the pc from the wall and reseat the gpu. over time with thermal heating and cooling a card can walk. I would also try and reinstall the june direct x update. to rule out a damaged files that most games use. I would also swap the monitor and cable to rule out screen issue.


    Alright, I'll try that. How do I reset the gpu though ?
    And I don't think it's ONLY game related since on the third pic you see that I have this glitch aswell, but I'll still try to reinstall the direct X
  13. if it's a 5800 series amd card you can open the CCC and make the adjustments to speed under performance/amd overdrive. just move the sliders and save.

    as stated above. older cards get clogged with dust and overheat. the thermal paste also dries out and should be cleaned and replaced.
  14. I didn't know you can do that! I been under clocking my crappy graphics card by about 30% on the first slider and like 80% on the second since I got it.. Oh man xD
  15. set it back to stock settings/hit apply.
  16. swifty_morgan said:
    if it's a 5800 series amd card you can open the CCC and make the adjustments to speed under performance/amd overdrive. just move the sliders and save.

    as stated above. older cards get clogged with dust and overheat. the thermal paste also dries out and should be cleaned and replaced.



    Very instructive answer, at least for someone like me :D
    Just a couple of questions ; What is the CCC and by moving them do you move them manually ?
  17. CCC = Catalyst control center. It is a software program included with the drivers (usually) and provides configuration data.
  18. smeezekitty said:
    CCC = Catalyst control center. It is a software program included with the drivers (usually) and provides configuration data.


    http://imgur.com/RL86sxq
    Is it normal that the activity is at 0 % ?
  19. Hello,
    I reduced the memory AND GPU performance by 50 mz and yet nothing has changed.
    I made sure that the fan was working, and I cleaned it.
    I think it's easier if I just buy a new video card >.<
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