Random Pixelated Boxes on screen, Monitor or graphics card Problem?



Ive been starting to see these weird pixelated boxes on my screen, it has just started tonight but is getting very annoying, also adding in that my computer is not even a week old, so does anyone know what might be wrong?
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  1. It seems to be artifacts, this would be caused by your GPU, have you overclocked it at all? Check the fan on the GPU is it spinning freely, or is it running slow or odd in any way, shape, or form? Also post your specs.
  2. icybow14 said:
    It seems to be artifacts, this would be caused by your GPU, have you overclocked it at all? Check the fan on the GPU is it spinning freely, or is it running slow or odd in any way, shape, or form? Also post your specs.


    All 3 fans seem to be spinning freely, and no, i used to sapphire TRIXX software and all the defaults are set and not that i can tell, specs
    CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Tri-X Toxic
    Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower
    Power Supply EVGA 500W ATX12V / EPS12V
    Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer


    Also im using an LG 32 inch tv if that makes and difference
  3. Looks like artifacting to me. It may be a GPU problem and require RMA.
  4. T3PShooter said:
    Looks like artifacting to me. It may be a GPU problem and require RMA.


    is there any other reason this could be happening, like i said i havent even had it a week!
  5. Theo Matthews said:
    T3PShooter said:
    Looks like artifacting to me. It may be a GPU problem and require RMA.


    is there any other reason this could be happening, like i said i havent even had it a week!



    It's possible you got a dud. It's rare but happens. I'd just return it for a new one.
  6. T3PShooter said:
    Theo Matthews said:
    T3PShooter said:
    Looks like artifacting to me. It may be a GPU problem and require RMA.


    is there any other reason this could be happening, like i said i havent even had it a week!



    It's possible you got a dud. It's rare but happens. I'd just return it for a new one.


    Okay, its just such a pain as all the money i had saved up went into the card(im 14 and this was a birthday present and the other parts were paided for by my dad) but i was waiting to build it for months , then this happens :'(

    EDIT: Definetly something to do with the gpu, unplugged it and no boxes or anything like that whilst using hd 4600 graphics
  7. Just contact the website or company the card is made by, speak to them, if they come to the conclusion that you basically got a dude, they will exchange it for a new one. Make sure it's properly in the board and it has the pci connectors connected correctly, I've seen it happen when the card wasn't getting sufficient power.
  8. icybow14 said:
    Just contact the website or company the card is made by, speak to them, if they come to the conclusion that you basically got a dude, they will exchange it for a new one. Make sure it's properly in the board and it has the pci connectors connected correctly, I've seen it happen when the card wasn't getting sufficient power.


    yeah i checked that all the wires were connected properly, gently made sure that the card was it the pci slot properly, and moved all wires away from it, thought it could be interferance or something(silly but it was just to be sure) Also i have a evga 500w, and 500w is the minimun that the gpu needs
  9. Then it seems you will need to RMA the card.
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