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OK basically he bought a pre-built pc, the graphics card is a GTX 460 + he's running a 1920x1080 screen.

He's been getting screen tear in every single game and it's really annoying him.

So.. I told him to enable V-sync and it turns out it's enabled in all games..

So what could be the cause of the problem? and what should he do to stop it?

Thanks

Update: the screen tear doesn't happen at low resolutions, but continues at 1080p
Edited by ~Strawberry~ - 12/29/10 at 5:25am
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post #2 of 18
Should be just v-sync

Is his desktop looking bad? I've seen bad picture and terrible movie/game quality when my friend use 1$ 10m hdmi cable with splitter to 2 screens
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Do you think it's something to do with nvidia drivers or? I think his HDMI is fine.
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post #4 of 18
Is his screen running at the correct refresh rate? Vsync does not work properly if it is the wrong refresh rate (i.e. 59 Hz instead of 60 Hz).
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Is his screen running at the correct refresh rate? Vsync does not work properly if it is the wrong refresh rate (i.e. 59 Hz instead of 60 Hz).
This is very possible. Ive seen this before. Also, your friend should try and different type of connection, just to rule it out.
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What brand of monitor does he have?
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I know you said he checked to make sure Vsync was turned on in games, but make sure he goes into the NVIDIA Control Panel and sets Vertical Sync to "Force On" and sets Triple buffering to "On" as well.
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OK he is running VGA to VGA connectors, is that a problem or not?
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post #9 of 18
i have this problem with MoH tier1 only every other game works fine but that one does not work fine. tried everything any ideas as well......

to the OP..... i know it is bloody frustrating dude and i am led to say it is the gpu but i do not know, if it was me i would do a complete strip and rebuild with a fresh install.
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Thanks for the support

My friend says the screen tearing completely stopped when he lowered the resolution down any ideas?
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