Bad Program or Graphics card?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rocktofakie3, May 4, 2010.

  1. rocktofakie3 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I have a Macbook and heres what happens..

    I downloaded and install adobe CS5,

    After Effects
    Flash Catalyst
    Flash Pro
    Premiere Pro

    and now my screen does this every once in a while and if i log out and log back in it goes away..


    My specs:
    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    I have 90.75 GB left on HDD
    Anyone else have this problem?
    It does this every once in a while, Mainly after i use Adobe Products could it be cause it uses x64 bit? and after a while when the program is closed it messes with the GFX card?

    Well, im going to try and not run the programs listed above and see if it happens..
  2. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    the fact that the artifacts are showing up in a screenshot, I think indicates that there's a problem with the GFX card.

    It could be hardware, or driver related. It will be interesting to note what the results are if you don't run the problme apps.
  3. rocktofakie3 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I tried what someone said on another forums..

    So i hope that works....
  4. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Its most likely software.

    If its hardware, logging out and back in won't fix it.
  5. rocktofakie3 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Yeah that's what I figured cause I would be system wide, log in other account etc and I wouldn't randomly come..

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