Windows 10: Grainy looking desktop display

Discus and support Grainy looking desktop display in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi all, I was playing a game via Origin. The game crashed, prompted a pop-up showing a DirectX error code, however I did not get to properly read... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by HughieJordan, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Grainy looking desktop display


    Hi all,


    I was playing a game via Origin.

    The game crashed, prompted a pop-up showing a DirectX error code, however I did not get to properly read this as it disappeared.


    I was then returned to the desktop screen to find that it is now all grainy with pixelated background.


    Nothing is out of proportion and the zoom level remains at 100% which it was at previously however now the display looks grainy and unclear.


    I dont recall having done any updates recently. So am unsure that it is an update issue.


    My setup.

    Amd Ryzen 9 3900x.

    16GB Ram at 4000mhrz

    Rtx 2080 Super

    AGON AMD Freesync monitor 2560 x 1440p @ 144hz


    Display settings on the desktop read as 1440p, 144hz and 64bit windows.


    Everything is reading as it should be however it simply doesn'tappear clean and crisp like it did before.


    No matter what a toggle in conrrol panel display settings, it wont change back to how it was.


    Ive only had my pc about 3 weeks. This is the first issue ive ever had.


    Any help would be great.


    Thanks

    :)
     
    HughieJordan, Feb 4, 2020
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    MichaelKPQuinn, Feb 4, 2020
    #2
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    External monitor grainy

    I have connected an external monitor with an HDMI cable. However the display is grainy.

    my specs are:

    • Windows 10 Home
    • Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU N3060 @1.6 GHz
    • Display adaptor: Intel (R) HD graphics
    My monitor display setting are:


    Grainy looking desktop display 0b4fa857-ca49-4455-91f2-66851cd2a905?upload=true.png


    How do I setup my monitor so that it doesn't show this grainy display?
     
    leot__, Feb 4, 2020
    #3
  4. Grainy looking desktop display

    fllckering desktop

    Hi Yvonne,

    To resolve your issue with flickering desktop, we suggest that you update your display drivers with the steps listed below:

    • Right-click Start, then select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapters to find the name of your device.
    • Right-click the device and select Update Driver Software.
    • Follow steps to update display drivers.

    Update us on the result.

    Regards.
     
    Angela Pun, Feb 4, 2020
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