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Graphics card problem possibly?

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by the gamer, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. the gamer

    the gamer Veteran Member

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    Okay so I got a new graphics card for my desktop computer basically an upgrade for games ect. Its an AMD HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition IceQ graphics card.

    It is pretty nice and all but I came across a problem recently. I don't know if its the graphics card or the drivers or what. At first I thought it was the HDMI cable I first started using but then I swapped it out for the other connector I used for the previous graphics card that I never had problems with and saw this problem come back after a while.

    The problem is that (so far its not affecting games just like Firefox and/or internet explorer) I get these very small squares that pop up in the top right of the screen. It kinda looks like its the background bleeding through firefox. If I move the window around it gets rid of them but they pop up every now and then. It has me worried I got a defective graphics card and if that's the case I would like to send it back as soon as possible for a new one. But I don't want to if its just a driver problem where I need to reinstalled the drivers or something.

    The squares are very small like I said. They are about as small as the cursor and they form in a horizontal pattern. I have looked around on google seeing if anyone else has had this problem before but so far haven't seen anything except for a few people stating they see small squares in games like crysis. Like I said though I haven't seen it anywhere else just sometimes after a while on firefox.

    Anyone have an idea whats going on? have you went through it? Is it a graphics card problem or a graphics card driver problem or anything? Any ideas or suggestions to get rid of it/fix it?

    Like I said I was really hopping it was just a junky HDMI cable but after a few days it came back with the other cable that never had problems like this with my other graphics card.
     
  2. the gamer

    the gamer Veteran Member

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    lol seems like whenever I post threads about something I find the answer after a while.
    I looked around more closely and finally found another thread about it.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=374324


    Still not sure how to fix it by looking through the other thread about it but sounds more like its a driver problem not a graphics card problem.
     
  3. Mike^2

    Mike^2 A New Dimension of Mike! Moderator Premium Member

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    Yep, sounds like a driver problem. I have an issue that occasionally pops up when I have both monitors enabled where my cursor glitches and looks weird. It fixes by going to the other screen and bringing it back, but at the moment I'm pretty sure there is no driver fix yet. If you're at the latest driver as well, it would be helpful to make sure the company knows about the problem!
     
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  4. the gamer

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    Wait it is a graphics card problem? I was pretty sure it was a driver problem. :S
     
  5. Jawneh

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    I looked at the thread you posted quickly. Basically it seems to be an issue with hardware acceleration in FireFox. You can go and disable that and be happy. The fix was on the 4th page on that forum there near the top. Go check it out and see if it works for you.
     
  6. Mike^2

    Mike^2 A New Dimension of Mike! Moderator Premium Member

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    Oops yes, said the wrong thing but hopefully the rest of the post helped clarify that. So Jawneh is saying it's a firefox problem, which could also make sense. You said this is also happening in internet explorer?
     
  7. Sombra

    Sombra Too selfless to care about others!

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    The browser acceleration theory should be relatively easy to test. All current versions of the mainstream browsers have a certain level of video acceleration enabled by default now I believe. So yes, the thing to do would be to disable acceleration, or maybe seek an obscure browser that does not use hardware acceleration. I don't think SeaMonkey does, even though I know that's the Firefox engine. I would definitely update your drivers though AND also tinker with your refresh rate,
     
  8. the gamer

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    Oh and btw it was the browser acceleration problem. So thanks for the suggestion. Sorry for taking so long to get back to replying. Now just need to figure out the HDMI graphics card problem in my other thread. :S