I'm running a 64bit Windows 7 operating system, 8gigs of RAM, and an AMD for a processor. I have an older video card. It is old, but it works well with the tasks I do. It is linked below and the drivers are as updated as what appears on the company website.
At the beginning of the year, I did a fresh install of my computer. I noticed on Chrome that at times (50% of the time) the text would be unreadble (see attached screenshot). If I closed and opened Chrome up a couple times it would fix it and stay fixed for that window session. I read numerous articles about Chrome and fuzzy text, but none of them fixed my issue. Also, my text wasn't just fuzzy and jagged, but unreadable.
This ONLY happened with Chrome and Firefox was fine so I use it the most.
Yesterday I realized that I was running the the 32bit version of Firefox. It is what is automatically installed when I go to their website. I figured I would go to their manual install page and download the 64bit version. When I did this Firefox got the unreadable text issue as well! I returned to the 32bit version which fixed it. I then uninstalled the 64bit version of chrome and installed the 32bit version. No more fuzzy text! Although, sometimes there is a weird black block in the address bar.
So, I am wondering if my old graphics card can't handle Windows Cleartype with 64bit applications? I've turned off cleartype when I have the 64bit apps installed and it is readable, but all text just looks horrible. Besides this problem, my graphics card works well for me and I sort of have a waste not want not attitude towards it. However, maybe it is time for a new one...........