I cannot remember when it started happening but sometime Quarter Four of last year I started seeing “seams” in games I play that were never previously there.
The “seams” vary from game to game (In World of Warcraft there was a seam running down the middle of all characters if I turned them to the side, and also where branches attached to tree trunks)
In Final Fantasy XI the seams are everywhere, running from where grass textures meet, to cave, walls, everything (moderately spaced out but still common), also in Final Fantasy XI there are places where shadows are not blending with light properly leaving a line of shadow with shadow on one side and light on the other, this was not previously experienced this is also experienced in World of Warcraft.
In Final Fantasy XI (It’s the main game I play so I’ll be using it for most examples) textures on equipment will flicker, not the whole piece of equipment just parts of it, this extends to hair, armor, boots, and, pretty much all pieces of gear, the weird thing is that this flickering only happens depending on which zone (area) I am in in the game.
The flickering also happens to magma, while exploring a volcano I saw a stream of magma what was constantly flicking, non stop, rapidly.
I thought it was my 7300LE graphics card, so I replaced it with a 8600GT, problem still there, tried a different monitor, no fix, tried a different VGA cord but that did not help, cleaned out my PC still no fix, changed drivers, no fix, checked for malware, spyware, and virus, none of the above, and also defragged, I am at a complete loss as to what could be causing this, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.