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Program that accurately hardcaps your FPS? (about vysnc mouse lag)

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I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to hardcap your fps to an exact amount for games that either don't have their own way to cap fps or the built in mechanic doesn't cap it accurately (like in WoW, if you set your cap to, say, 60, your fps actually hovers around 60-75). The reason I'd like something like this is because I'd like to use vsync, but as most know, there is horrible mouse lag when it's turned on. However, if your FPS is capped at 59 fps instead of the 60 (and is truely capped and never hits 60), nearly all the mouse lag is gone. Any suggestions or other methods of reducing the mouse lag with vsync on?
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Any reason you wouldn't just turn off Vsync?
You'd still get screen tearing at anything other than the vertical refresh rate..
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I've always ran with vysnc off since I started gaming on a PC, but I would rather turn vsync on to get rid of tearing if there was a solution to getting rid of the mouse lag it creates. If anyone knows another method of doing so, I'm all ears.
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In the nvidia control panel, under 3d settings > manage 3d settings.

You can force vsync on for all 3d applications.

Not sure abour ati's control panel.


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Vsync + triple buffering shouldn't have any appreciable mouse lag.
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I still get very noticeable mouse lag with triple buffering on or off. I always have on every PC I ever owned.
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