Windows 10: Graphic artifacts on desktop Solved

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  1.    15 Aug 2015 #1

    Graphic artifacts on desktop


    Good day folks,

    Today when I booted Train Simulator 2015, it hanged on the Dovetail logo and eventually froze, i had to restart the pc from the button, after the restart, the desktop was filled with numerous horizontal lines of different lenghts and colors, artifacts in short words.

    I freaked out because this is the first time its happening, never had such issues on 8 or 7, i rarely get game crashes and issues with the pc so this was new to me.

    Those visual artifacts only occurred on the desktop, i booted chrome and played a youtube vid and everything was fine but after closing chrome the glitches were still on the desktop.

    I decided i have to restart it one more time, this time the artifacts were gone and everything ran ok, any ideas what might have caused this?

    I'm using the 353.62 nvidia driver for my GTX560.

    LE: I also need to mention that most (90%) of my motherboard drivers are for w8.1, they havent released w10 drivers yet. As well for the audio card, Asus Xonar D2, 8.1 drivers
    Last edited by rBose; 15 Aug 2015 at 06:20. Reason: More info
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  2.    16 Aug 2015 #2

    Memory, either RAM or VRAM corruption problems can cause that. Most of the time are SW (game) problem that clears up after reboot..
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for the reply CountMike, I freaked out at first because I never had such an issue before.

    I couldn't reproduce the issue ever since it occurred.
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #4

    rBose said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply CountMike, I freaked out at first because I never had such an issue before.

    I couldn't reproduce the issue ever since it occurred.
    It happens, if it doesn't stay like that all is cool.
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    It happens, if it doesn't stay like that all is cool.
    The GPU is most likely the culprit and it is dying.

    I tried Train Sim 2015 again yesterday and it crashed while loading a career scenario, same symptoms, only this time after restart it wouldn't even send signal to the monitor, had to do 3-4 restarts to get signal to monitor.

    After I reached the desktop I tried to save anything I could but after 2 minutes everything went into lockdown, cursor, and everything just froze, with little artifacts flickering here and there.


    Restart again, managed to save everything to a different partition, wanted to disable the GPU and switch to the integrated Intel HD3000, as soon as I right clicked my computer a green/yellow circle appeared with different colors inside it. ( of course, everything froze )

    Restart again and this time i disabled it and everything ran fine ever since

    RIP ASUS GTX 560 1GB TOP November 2011- August 2015
    Last edited by rBose; 17 Aug 2015 at 04:24. Reason: more info
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #6

    My condolences.
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       17 Aug 2015 #7

    rBose said: View Post
    RIP ASUS GTX 560 1GB TOP November 2011- August 2015
    Not necessarily.

    • Try installing the latest NVidia drivers 355.60 is way newer than what you have and supports Win10. Download direct from NVidia and install
    • Reboot and check if it resolved your problem
    • If not, go to chip manufacturer support for all your other MSI chipset drivers and see if they have anything newer than that which is available from MSI.
    • Reboot and check again.
    • If still no good, are you monitoring your temps for the GPU?
    • What are they idle and load?
    • If the system is crashing because of too high temps you will have to check the cooling on the card as maybe the thermal interface has separated a little or some other thermal issue.
    • Maybe try blowing all the dust out inside the case and especially around the card and it's cooler
    Last edited by WhyMe; 17 Aug 2015 at 05:56. Reason: Tidy up
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  8.    17 Aug 2015 #8

    If it has same symptoms while in BIOS than drivers have nothing to do with it.
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       17 Aug 2015 #9

    CountMike said: View Post
    If it has same symptoms while in BIOS than drivers have nothing to do with it.
    Ok...never saw the bit at the end of OPs last post about not being able to boot immediately after last crash.

    It could still be a cooling problem though...
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  10.    17 Aug 2015 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    If it has same symptoms while in BIOS than drivers have nothing to do with it.
    I UEFI Bios and I left it open for 30 minutes and it ran ok.

    I will monitor the GPU temps
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