When playing your favorite games on your computer, having the best possible experience should include having crisp and clear graphics.
To ensure that your experience with Blankos Block Party is as extraordinary as it is intended to be, please take a look at the following steps for troubleshooting any issues you may encounter with your graphics.
Common symptoms of graphical issues
- Graphical tearing - This occurs when the refresh rate of your monitor and your GPU’s frame rate are not properly synchronized. Graphical tearing mainly looks like your screen has been chopped and a chunk of the image is missing or misaligned.
- Micro-stuttering - When the frame rate fluctuates enough that you might average 60 frames-per-second (FPS), but some of the frames come early, and others come later, this is considered micro-stuttering. This can look like short and irregular frame dips, as well as unexpected choppiness while in game.
- Rainbow or green artifacting - Artifacting happens when your graphics card is overheating, there is a hardware problem with the card, or it’s under strain. You will notice the pixels on your screen changing to pink, green, or even rainbow when artifacting occurs. Usually the pixels will remain even if the scene has changed, or other things are happening on the screen.
Troubleshooting graphics issues
Check your system requirements (Windows & Mac)
In order to be able to properly run a game on your device, you will need to check the minimum specification, or system requirements, needed to run that particular game. Please refer to the What are the minimum system requirements for Blankos Block Party? article on our support page to see if your device can properly support Blankos Block Party.
Turn off or disable overclocking (Windows)
Overclocking is the action of running a component’s clock rate at a higher speed than it was intended to run by using software. This can turn up the speed of your processor, whether it be your main processor or your GPU.
When the speed of your processor is increased, this can often lead to overheating, stability problems, and cause future issues for your computer down the line. While overclocking can help gain more performance from your processors, this will often lead to them needing extra cooling components to make up for the overheating.
To turn off overclocking, you will want to set your clock speed back to the default settings. You may notice your system beginning to run more smoothly after returning to factory settings, which suggests that any issues that you were experiencing with your graphics were due to the overclocking.
Please refer to your computer manufacturer for instructions on how to disable overclocking.
Update your graphics card drivers (Windows & Mac)
Making sure that your graphics card is updated is an important aspect of PC maintenance. This is especially important to ensure that the games that you are playing, such as Blankos, are running as smoothly as possible. Please refer to our How To Update AMD & NVIDIA Drivers article on our support page for instructions.