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I currently run a 3 display setup (2 monitors+1 TV), the main monitor is perfectly fine but for whatever reason the other two displays now have a crazy amount of screen tearing even when just doing things just dragging windows around or watching something. I would watch content on the TV without issue now it has a constant screen tear near the very top of the display. I figured maybe I need to reinstall the nvidia drivers but that hasn't changed anything. Is this some kind of windows 10 issue? I doubt my cables and/or displays suddenly started going bad at the same time.
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I remember myself experiencing the same thing way back, i do not remember what fixed the issue. So I would rather recommend you a few things to check that might fix your problem

1) change your windows Power Options to High Performance
2) go into Nvidia control panel
- go to Manage 3D settings
- go to Global Settings
- change the Power Management Mode to Prefer Maximum Performance
3) go to Nvidia control panel
- click on Change Resolution
- make sure that all of your displays are running at their maximum recommended refresh rates.

Comments:
- It would be beneficial for us to know how you're hooking up the monitors with. such as HDMI / DVI / VGA etc...
- be familiar with your TV's / Monitor specs. most TVs have really high pixel latency that would actually cause TVs to have alot of tearing when they get compared to monitors.
- Find your Keyboard properties in windows and increase the cursor blink rate. for some reason this forces/helps to keep programs updated faster so it might help (I hope) with your tearing issue.

I hope this information helps you one way or another. Good luck. thumb.gif
post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the reply. Both windows and nvidia control panel are already running at high performance setting and all displays are at the maximum refresh rates (144Hz+60Hz+60Hz). The main monitor is hooked up using Displayport, secondary screen using DVI, and the TV using HDMI. This has been without issue for many months up until last week. The only things I can think of that may have happened within that time frame would be an nvidia driver update or some kind of windows update. Again this does not affect the main monitor and only the extra displays.
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In 'Manage 3D Settings' is Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration set to 'Multiple display performance mode'?
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In 'Manage 3D Settings' is Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration set to 'Multiple display performance mode'?
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I've tried but it did not solve the problem. I've had it on single display performance for nearly a year without problems. Also tried messing with the nvidia control panel's Vsync options but playing with those didn't change anything either.
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post #6 of 6
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Just to give you guys an update: I've figured out the problem, turns out for whatever reason nvidia Shadowplay was turned on and desktop capture was allowed. Had no idea shadowplay could cause desktop screen tears....turned it off and now everything is back to normal.
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