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Hello all-

this is related to my last post about the my 7950 gx2 tearing. im beginning to think it is the motherboard that is causing the tearing. my monitor is fine, i tested my same specs with my friends CRT and the tearing still happened.

i may be being overly critical on this issue because all of my games work just fine without tearing (Except fear, but im convinced fear will never run well) except for WoW. now could it be that WoW being an elderly game when compared to the relative newness of my hardware has led to an incompatability such that older hardware will run the game better than newer hardware? my friend has voiced this opinion but i am not convinced.

if anyone has any hints on troubleshooting my motherboard for possible problems that may be leading to this tearing or troubleshooting on my video card (i have the 92.91 drivers installed for it) please let me know!

thanks for reading
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Hello all-

this is related to my last post about the my 7950 gx2 tearing. im beginning to think it is the motherboard that is causing the tearing. my monitor is fine, i tested my same specs with my friends CRT and the tearing still happened.

i may be being overly critical on this issue because all of my games work just fine without tearing (Except fear, but im convinced fear will never run well) except for WoW. now could it be that WoW being an elderly game when compared to the relative newness of my hardware has led to an incompatability such that older hardware will run the game better than newer hardware? my friend has voiced this opinion but i am not convinced.

if anyone has any hints on troubleshooting my motherboard for possible problems that may be leading to this tearing or troubleshooting on my video card (i have the 92.91 drivers installed for it) please let me know!

thanks for reading
Trev-
you mean graphics tearing...?

try running vsync on your games, and that should stop any problems

oh and if fear doesnt run well, i doubt many other games will, fear tests your pc alot
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60hz refresh rate will do that man
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You have to enable vsync.
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Ill give you generic advice, and hopefully it will help. First off, not advice, but an answer, as far as I know there are no hardware incompatibilities caused by WoW, if you are having a video problem it is most likely a hardware/driver problem. Second, update all your drivers to the most recent ones, Im almost 100% sure 92.91 isnt the most recent. Check your temps, and manually set the fan speed to 100% when gaming... just turn up the volume to drown out the fans. Last, im not sure if you use v-sync, but tearing can occur when a video card tries to run an image at a faster speed then your refresh rate, ie, if your FPS is 110, and your refresh rate is 60hz, you will have tearing. Try turning on v-sync, this will limit your FPS to your refresh rate, but will help take care of tearing! Good luck, post back!
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As said Enabling V-sync Will stop the tearing issue.

However when V-sync is enabled it caps your FPS to the monitor refresh rate.

E.G

Refresh rate = 60HZ....Max FPS achievable = 60FPS.
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SO- i have updated drivers to the most recent ones that have come out. it has many new options including the Nvidia control panel which allows me to tweak settings to be incredibly specific to my needs.

so, the issue at hand- the road on wow is the only thing that tears. the rest of the stuff, the sky, the trees to animals all fine. its not an issue of textures going too fast by the screen or a failure of the rendering capabilities of the card. it renders just fine. i can spin myself around at a rate of 1000 turns a second and i see zero tearing. the road is the only thing that tears and its interesting to see that, considering the frames stay peged at 60 the entire time.

i bumped up my graphics acceleration such that anialiasing and such were set to max, this lowered the frames to 48 per second maxed out at 54, and still, the damn road tore, so its not an issue of the computer talking too fast for the monitor.

Vsync is enabled which means it should peg at 60, but often times i saw framerates of 65, and even 69. how is this possible if its only supposed to have a max frame of 60?

i tried a different monitor with a max refresh rate of 85mhz. didnt fix the issue there either.

PLEASE HELP!!! im all out of troubleshooting ideas.
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