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I just built a new tower and I was playing a game and the graphics look like ****. When i turn there are lines in the screen where it looks like its "catching up" I got the gtx 460 2048mb and I feel like this should not be happening. I really hope its just a driver issue but I wanted to see if anyone had any insight.
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Screen tearing? Artifacts? Second thing makes it seem like tearing.
    
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first thing i would say is check your drivers after that see if your cpu is not sitting @ 100% usage because that can cause it too look laggy like the screen it trying to catch up on it self
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Try reinstalling the drivers, a new display cord or making sure the power connections are tight. Those are my only suggestion's, Never had that happen before.
post #5 of 14
What game are you playing? Does it happen with all the games you play? Try and set Vsync on and see if anything changes.

Also, please fill in your rig specs so we have an idea what your PC is like and help you even better.
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If what I said doesn't help at all and you get what we thing is "tearing" than it may be RMA time for your card.
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Asus P8P67 pro mobo
antec 750 watt power supply
corsair vengeance 8gb memory
core i7 2600k 3.4 Ghz
EVGA GTX 460 2048 Mb

I just started it up two days ago, and installed the driver that came with it. After that I went online and downloaded that latest one thinking that may be the issue but it did not help.
post #8 of 14
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Also I was playing portal, and half-life and it looked like that on both.
post #9 of 14
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what is happening its definitely tearing. And its pretty bad. Vsync should get rid of this??
post #10 of 14
vsync syncs the frame rates what your card is producing to your monitors refresh rate eg. 60htz 120htz ect and should run better, and in saying that set your games refresh rate (if you can) to the same what your monitor is running, because if you run it too high it can produce that stutter effect thats your experiencing atm
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