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I have two acer monitors, both of which are brand new one is 2-3 months older than the other they are both the same model. I get this line when I am gaming where it looks like there is a split in the textures/pictures. It is annoying I am playing my games full out but the line is still there when I am on low. I know my computer can handle the games, is this a monitor problem. My monitors are listed in my build, I don't know the exact model number off the top of my head so look down there \\/ Please help!!!

Edit: I am running both screens out of my graphics card. ASUS 6850.
Edited by caleb - 4/13/11 at 10:43am
post #2 of 15
If you only get the line while in game, it is most likely not the monitor.

Try switching DVI cables around and see if the same thing will happen on the other monitor too.
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Ok, I am just going to test my other monitor
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Enabling vSync in the game or in Catalyst Control Center will make it go away. The "tearing" appears when your frame rate is above your monitors refresh rate, because your monitor only can process a certain amount of frames in a second. This makes it skip several frames each second. For example, if your fps is 75 and your monitors refresh rate is at 60hz, screen tearing will appear. Enabling vSync limits your fps to your monitors refresh rate. This will, in some cases, lead to performance loss in terms of smoothness.

This is why monitors with a high refresh rate are good for gaming.
Edited by Goaky - 4/13/11 at 10:55am
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Ok, it did it on my other screen too.
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I can't find vsync in either
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Do you have Catalyst Control Center installed? If not, install it. Start it up and look for the icon at the bottom left of your screen. Right click, select your graphics card > 3D Settings > Wait for vertical Refresh > on, unless application specifies.
Edited by Goaky - 4/13/11 at 11:01am
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post #8 of 15
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I turned it on I think and it is still giving me the same line.
post #9 of 15
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I can't find the graphics card thing that you are talking about. It only lets me look at my monitor settings.
post #10 of 15
Open the program and select Preferences in the upper right corner. Check Advanced View. This should do it. Also, remember to restart whatever game you're currently in and it'll work.
Edited by Goaky - 4/13/11 at 11:09am
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