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Hi,

I've got a question about the following thing, first of all i play CS/CSS and i have this problem, whenever i use same refreshrate and same fps i get a tearing line. If i use 800x600 @ 120hz and use fps_max 121, if my fps gets same to Refresh rate i just get a tearing line http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...mulated%29.jpg going from upper side of my monitor to lower side. I have the correct settings - 100% sure, people might say it's vsync - but it's fully turned off. I see people which have similiar setups and play with the same setup in game 800x600 @ 120hz and fps_max 121 and for them it's just smooth and they don't get any tearing lines.

I recently found this:
>How come other pc's/monitors use exactly the same settings and don't get the thing?
They have same refresh rates but frames NOT synchronized.

Is it true? And if yes how can i find it out before buying a monitor?

I have a CRT and i've been facing this problem, i've tried one of these Samsung 2233rz 120hz monitors aswell and i've been having the same problem? The Samsung monitor is beeing used at lots of high calibre LAN events for games like CS, so i guess it shouldn't have "that problem".

If you didn't understand me then please take a look at this topic: http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=18&ref=f...threadid=70759

Thanks
Edited by lukukz - 4/21/11 at 3:59pm
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Just because your settings say that vsync is on, doesn't necessarily mean that it's actually working. Have you run FRAPS to see if your fps matches your refresh rate in real time?

I had the same problem, vsync on and tearing galore in crysis. Turns out there was a setting overriding the 'enable vsync' option.
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
Just because your settings say that vsync is on, doesn't necessarily mean that it's actually working. Have you run FRAPS to see if your fps matches your refresh rate in real time?

I had the same problem, vsync on and tearing galore in crysis. Turns out there was a setting overriding the 'enable vsync' option.
VSYNC is forced off in Catalyst program and ingame aswell, and anyways i DON'T want to have vsync on! I don't really play any other games as i'm a high calibre player in CSS.
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Your only option to get rid of tearing is to use vsync. Problem being, vsync will give you input lag.

So, tearing or input lag? Which would you prefer?

Me personally, if the game is a FPS game, I just leave vsync off, I never notice any tearing, my framerate is through the roof (far higher than it needs to be), and I have no input lag so I'm happy. I don't use any sort of framerate caps at all, just whatever is stock on the game.
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I have Vsync on with DiRT 2 and I get tearing on menus.. so I need to check all my settings to see if its being overridden?
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