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So I have this laptop and I love it. Works perfectly for what I use it/need it to do. Don't need anything more powerful or otherwise. Runs fullscreen video great any everything pretty great, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

However - I have a problem....

When watching some video in fullscreen mode (both on laptop screen and via HDMI out/VGA out, I get massive screen tearing. Is there any way to alleviate this issue and/or stop it altogether?

Any ideas? I've tried adjusting the Intel video settings with no luck. It's a stock Core2Duo machine 2Ghz 965 or 945 mobile chipset (standard 1525 stuff from 2008).

Need help! Seriously bothering my eyes! frown.gif
    
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Fixed my problem.

For anyone else having this issue -

I was running Windows 7 in 'Windows Classic' mode, and by switching back to 'Aero' everything is working perfectly - no more screen tearing. thumb.gif

Intel Mobile 965 Chipset - Dell 1525 w/ T5750 2Ghz Processor + 4GB RAM
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Fixed my problem.
For anyone else having this issue -
I was running Windows 7 in 'Windows Classic' mode, and by switching back to 'Aero' everything is working perfectly - no more screen tearing. thumb.gif
Intel Mobile 965 Chipset - Dell 1525 w/ T5750 2Ghz Processor + 4GB RAM

I can confirm this - i have the same laptop (inspiron 1525, 2ghz t5750, 4gb ram, gma x3100)

and a few years back i had this same issue, switching from classic to aero fixed it.
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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Samsung 24x DVD Corsair A70 
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CoolerMaster HAF 912 
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Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83ghz Intel GMA 950 2.5GB DDR2 667 60GB 5400rpm 
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Fixed my problem.
For anyone else having this issue -
I was running Windows 7 in 'Windows Classic' mode, and by switching back to 'Aero' everything is working perfectly - no more screen tearing. thumb.gif
Intel Mobile 965 Chipset - Dell 1525 w/ T5750 2Ghz Processor + 4GB RAM

I can confirm this - i have the same laptop (inspiron 1525, 2ghz t5750, 4gb ram, gma x3100)

and a few years back i had this same issue, switching from classic to aero fixed it.

Cool, lets hope this helps someone else in the future. thumb.gif
    
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