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I have an issue where I'm running a eVGA GeForce 8800GTX and I get some pretty bad tearing so I'm forced to run my games with Vsync which caps it at 60 or 75 depending on what I have the refresh at.

Is there any way to get around this? Without Vsync I get like 300FPS (Not that it really matters lol)

My games never move from 60FPS but I'm concerned with new games like Crysis coming out if it'll put a crimp in my performance.

Thanks in advance.
    
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You may have a faulty card, time to RMA.
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Tearing isn't caused by bad cards (correct me if I'm wrong)
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*** is it caused by?

if I have to RMA my card I'm slashing my wrists
    
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Hmm... Isn't it caused by having Vsync ON ?
    
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No Vsync locks the FPS to the Refresh rate to make sure the monitor is ready to receive new images or the card is ready to output new images (something like that)
    
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I thought tearing was a monitor issue... Im not 100% sure though, its never been a problem for me. vsync is supposed to fix it.
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Yep, tearing is a monitor issue. I just keep Vsync on, I don't mind being capped at 75fps.
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No Vsync locks the FPS to the Refresh rate to make sure the monitor is ready to receive new images or the card is ready to output new images (something like that)
Back when I had tearing in a game, I read around and an article said to disable Vsync.

Tried it, and the tearing went away.

I don't like Vsync since it locks your FPS at the refresh rate (Hz) your monitor is at.

Have you tried increasing your monitors refresh rate ??
    
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yeah I still have tearing.


originally I had a 8ms Westinghouse 19'' when I got my 8800GTX but I just bought a Viewsonic 19'' 2ms and still the same thing.

Definitely not a monitor issue....

Is it even feasible for it to be a card issue? I dont know anymore
    
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