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Really bad screen tearing need a fix asap

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January 5, 2014 2:00:02 AM

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Ever since I restored my PC from a system image due to corrupt files etc after a CHKDSK scan, I've been having absolutely horrible screen tearing in one game that I had never had it on before, along with some texture pop-ins and other small but noticeable graphical glitches. I am not overclocking.

My specs:
BenQ XL2420T 120hz
GTX 680
8GB DDR3 1866ghz
i7 3770k
January 5, 2014 2:09:40 AM

Have you tired re-installing the drivers after the restore?

Also what are the temperatures like when the tearing occurs?
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January 5, 2014 2:18:48 AM

BigBlueHouse said:
Have you tired re-installing the drivers after the restore?

Also what are the temperatures like when the tearing occurs?


Why would I reinstall the drivers? And which drivers all of them? The only thing I changed was I installed the latest graphic driver, 331.82.

I'm not sure about temps, I could run a game and check them if you think that will get to the bottom of it, but the screen tearing occurs as soon as I start playing the game.
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January 5, 2014 2:23:28 AM

test your hardware, theres a reason your having issues

FURMARK PRIME95 HDTUNE MEMTEST
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January 5, 2014 2:25:54 AM

thetechnoobguy said:


Why would I reinstall the drivers? And which drivers all of them? The only thing I changed was I installed the latest graphic driver, 331.82.

I'm not sure about temps, I could run a game and check them if you think that will get to the bottom of it, but the screen tearing occurs as soon as I start playing the game.


I was refering to the graphics drivers, they may have been corrupted during the retore. As you changed the driver and it stopped working try reverting back to the old one, or try a beta driver.

As the tearing occurs straight away, I doubt it's a temp problem.

Only other thing I can think of is try disabling PhysX
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January 5, 2014 2:28:26 AM

apache_lives said:
test your hardware, theres a reason your having issues

FURMARK PRIME95 HDTUNE MEMTEST


Any official download links for these? Also, it can't destroy or ruin my parts could it? "Fur rendering is especially adapted to overheat the GPU" doesn't exactly sound welcoming. Thanks.
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January 5, 2014 2:34:11 AM

Furmark loads up your video card, if it cant handle 100% load then its faulty (or psu insufficent, dust issue or whatever etc)

Its a standard compulsory test in my workshop, all computers with video cards/dedicated video MUST pass a furmark run (~1 hour)

General rule: Any computer should be able to complete any given task at any time without issue, you should never have to be "gentle" and worry about something crashing and overheating/failing thats total bs

Run the test for an hour see how it goes

What you have to understand here is there is a REASON for why you had to use system restore, dont just run things to resolve an underlying issue, find and deal with the problem
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January 5, 2014 2:35:07 AM

BigBlueHouse said:
thetechnoobguy said:


Why would I reinstall the drivers? And which drivers all of them? The only thing I changed was I installed the latest graphic driver, 331.82.

I'm not sure about temps, I could run a game and check them if you think that will get to the bottom of it, but the screen tearing occurs as soon as I start playing the game.


I was refering to the graphics drivers, they may have been corrupted during the retore. As you changed the driver and it stopped working try reverting back to the old one, or try a beta driver.

As the tearing occurs straight away, I doubt it's a temp problem.

Only other thing I can think of is try disabling PhysX


I found out I had been using the old 314.22 driver, so I'm going to install that now and see if that fixes it.
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January 5, 2014 3:01:50 AM

Alright I just removed my current drivers, restarted, installed 314.22 drivers, restarted & tested a game with CPUID HM running and the screen tearing was there but the performance was worse and I was getting huge lag spikes. The temps seemed fairly normal. I was getting average 30C~ for my mobo 35C~ cpu and 51C for my gpu. The max temps are 30C~ mobo 40C~ cpu and 56C gpu.

I guess I'll try furmark etc, is this the official website? http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
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January 5, 2014 3:47:56 AM

I really don't trust furmark after doing some research, I don't know why I would need to anyway? From what I can see it's only used to see the gpu threshold for overclocking, but I don't overclock. I don't even know how to properly use the software or what I'd be looking for.

Screen tearing is really the only issue I'm having, wouldn't that have to do with my monitor? I've configured it to 120hz, made sure vsync is off etc but it's still screen tearing.
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January 5, 2014 3:52:30 AM

I grazed over information so I'm sorry if you answered this. Have you tried enabling V-Sync? It locks your FPS to the Refresh Rate of the Monitor to stop screen tearing, This means your FPS is capped.
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January 5, 2014 3:57:59 AM

Avocade said:
I grazed over information so I'm sorry if you answered this. Have you tried enabling V-Sync? It locks your FPS to the Refresh Rate of the Monitor to stop screen tearing, This means your FPS is capped.


My monitor is 120hz, using v sync would mean I waste $500~ on my monitor. I had never seen a single screen tear before, and now it's unbearable, as if I've down graded to a cheap $50 monitor.
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January 5, 2014 4:01:15 AM

thetechnoobguy said:
I really don't trust furmark after doing some research, I don't know why I would need to anyway? From what I can see it's only used to see the gpu threshold for overclocking, but I don't overclock. I don't even know how to properly use the software or what I'd be looking for.


That doesn't really make any sense.
If you're having issues, testing will only confirm any problems if you're having any, not create.
Think of FurMark as a stablility test.
Also, FurMark is created by Geeks3D. Your site is the correct one.
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January 5, 2014 4:13:48 AM

cst1992 said:
thetechnoobguy said:
I really don't trust furmark after doing some research, I don't know why I would need to anyway? From what I can see it's only used to see the gpu threshold for overclocking, but I don't overclock. I don't even know how to properly use the software or what I'd be looking for.


That doesn't really make any sense.
If you're having issues, testing will only confirm any problems if you're having any, not create.
Think of FurMark as a stablility test.
Also, FurMark is created by Geeks3D. Your site is the correct one.


Well I've heard it can destroy your GPU if it isn't cooled properly. My specific card is a preclocked 680 and has inadequate cooling when overclocked (which supplemented by adding thermal paste but I don't want to void the warranty) so putting it through a tough strain that will replicate overclocking it to the max will surely limit it's lifespan if not destroy it.

From my understanding furmark is designed to break your card if possible. My 680 is one of the hottest 680's so I'm sure it would. I hope I'm wrong about furmark but I'm just being cautious, and rightfully so.
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January 5, 2014 5:06:28 AM

You're not wrong. FurMark can destroy your GPU due to overheating. Although, this is usually only when overclocking.

You can run it if you want to just keep an eye on the temperature. If it hits 80°C then stop it.

I use it to test if my overclock is stable. Just run it and see what FPS you get.
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January 5, 2014 5:24:29 AM

Ok I just tested 4 other games and realized it's just this one, arma 2. That doesn't really make sense though, how could I only have screen tearing in one game? I didn't edit the setting of the game at all? I even tried enabling/ disabling v sync and I have screen tearing regardless. This is really baffling.
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January 5, 2014 5:24:47 AM

Run furmark, seriously, do it.

If it dies from overheating (which it shouldn't due to protections put in place) it will almost certainly be covered by warranty.

Whats your fps while playing? Also any overclocking going on?
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January 5, 2014 5:40:07 AM

Does furmark scan for errors or something? What is the point in running it other than seeing if my card can be overclocked? Also it's just one game it's not every game so I'm guessing it's something to do with the game.

My FPS is normal, and like I've said I don't overclock.
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January 5, 2014 5:43:58 AM

thetechnoobguy said:
Does furmark scan for errors or something? What is the point in running it other than seeing if my card can be overclocked? Also it's just one game it's not every game so I'm guessing it's something to do with the game.

My FPS is normal, and like I've said I don't overclock.


Have you tried disabling PhysX in the game?
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January 5, 2014 5:50:30 AM

BigBlueHouse said:
thetechnoobguy said:
Does furmark scan for errors or something? What is the point in running it other than seeing if my card can be overclocked? Also it's just one game it's not every game so I'm guessing it's something to do with the game.

My FPS is normal, and like I've said I don't overclock.


Have you tried disabling PhysX in the game?



Which setting would that be if it wasn't labelled "PhysX"?
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January 5, 2014 6:49:46 AM

thetechnoobguy said:
BigBlueHouse said:
thetechnoobguy said:
Does furmark scan for errors or something? What is the point in running it other than seeing if my card can be overclocked? Also it's just one game it's not every game so I'm guessing it's something to do with the game.

My FPS is normal, and like I've said I don't overclock.


Have you tried disabling PhysX in the game?



Which setting would that be if it wasn't labelled "PhysX"?


If it's not there it probably doesn't use PhysX. What game is it?
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January 5, 2014 6:55:06 AM

BigBlueHouse said:
thetechnoobguy said:
BigBlueHouse said:
thetechnoobguy said:
Does furmark scan for errors or something? What is the point in running it other than seeing if my card can be overclocked? Also it's just one game it's not every game so I'm guessing it's something to do with the game.

My FPS is normal, and like I've said I don't overclock.


Have you tried disabling PhysX in the game?



Which setting would that be if it wasn't labelled "PhysX"?


If it's not there it probably doesn't use PhysX. What game is it?


Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead
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January 5, 2014 11:00:47 AM

I seemed to have fixed it by reinstalling the game... strange...
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January 5, 2014 2:05:45 PM

do the tests on your system find out why you got a corruption in the first place

are you even listening to our advice?

again FURMARK PRIME95 HDTUNE MEMTEST
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January 5, 2014 8:32:32 PM

Furmark has an alarm system.
Mine is a passive 210 and the alarm I've set is at 70C(although that temp is reached only in Furmark).
Set yours to 80C. An hour of FurMark shouldn't destroy a card. If the temps do reach dangerous levels, underclock your card.
The alarm can be set in Settings->Max GPU Temperature.
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January 6, 2014 1:36:22 AM

A R9-290X will run at 94ºc full load (probably throttling to get that temp) - wont bother them at all

A HP DV6 with a i7-7xx and ATi dedicated graphics will exceed 100ºc (FACTORY RUBBISH) and keep going

GTX480's in the day could reach ~108ºC

All these temps are in air conditioning ~22ºc ambient

Things get hot its a fact, its also fact they can tolerate those temperatures fine for testing, if they cant there faulty. Simple.
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January 9, 2014 5:46:45 PM

apache_lives said:
do the tests on your system find out why you got a corruption in the first place

are you even listening to our advice?

again FURMARK PRIME95 HDTUNE MEMTEST


The corruption I got was a result of CHKDSK scan that deleted files from my computer. I had to restore from a system image since nobody knew how to solve it (from a different thread).

I already solved this by myself. Also, as an update, it does this every time I update to the newest driver, so I have to reinstall the game.
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January 10, 2014 1:40:28 AM

Ok listen carefully

CHKDSK did NOT "delete" your files, if they were corrupted FROM A HARDWARE FAULT it will repair the file system, any already corrupted files were removed

TEST YOUR HARDWARE TAKE SOME ADVICE YOU CAME HERE FOR

why do you come here if you ask for advice then not take it?
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