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[Problem] Odd screen tearing issue - Hannspree SL231 monitor & GTX 680s

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Evenin guys and gals. Recently (within the last month) I've started seeing screen tearing when scrolling vertically in any application. Websites, games, doesn't matter. It shows as a horizontal 'bar' that stays more or less in the same area in whatever application is running at the time. Here's what I've tried:

  • Full OS reinstall (Win 7 Pro)
  • All beta and WHQL drivers from 314.22 WHQL to 326.41 beta
  • Both GTX 680s in SLI and as single GPUs, GTX 460
  • GPUs stock and OC'd
  • CPU stock and OC'd


I'm told FRAPS and similar programs won't capture screen tearing and related issues, or else I'd post a video up.

Anyone venture a guess as to the cause? Software? Hardware? Time for a new monitor or am I doing it wrong?
    
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My guess is that it is due to the monitor, maybe some kind of issue with the refresh rate...

Besides, you have a 680 man, it's time for a beastmode monitor!
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Hey I followed you over to this thread.

Did you read the complaint I linked from the other person? He seemed to describe it similarly to you.

Have you tried to see if the monitor supports both 59 and 60 Hz? If it is caused by a bad profile (remember I don't know for sure what all is in those) then simply switching any setting (resolution or Hz) might solve the issue. Only problem is that if it does support 59 and 60 and you set it to 60 some games will still select 59 anyways (totally annoying) so if that ends up being the case you will have to make sure every game you play is set to the refresh rate that doesn't have those issues.

Good luck...
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I did read the topic, and they never did have an answer; what worked for him (total reinstall) didn't work for me. I'll have to finish redownloading some games before I can test the 59 vs 60 Hz refresh. My monitor doesn't have profiles that alter refresh rate, only colors.
    
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