GeForce GTX 460 -> Diablo 3 -> Screen tearing

my PC has the following specs:

CPU:Intel i3 2120 3.30GHz
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 460 SE Cyclone OC 1GB DDR5 256-bit
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3
Storage: SSD Corsair Force Series 3 60GB & WD 500GB SATA-II 7200RPM
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 500W

Using the latest NVIDIA drivers, I sometime get AWFUL screen tearing while playing Diablo3. It occurs always in the same areas, where there are Stairs and objects on more than one plane / level.

I have tried using older drivers, turining on-off the V-Sync and AA, some settings in the NVIDIA coltrol pannel like "optimize for 1 screen / best performance" but I`m out of ideas.

Hoping you guys/gals have some useful tips for me, or any solution except "buy a new card!".

Thank you.
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  1. does the problem only exist in diablo 3 only or other games as well?
  2. Did you try forcing adaptive VSync in Nvidia Control Panel?
  3. @renz just in D3.
    Except D3, this year I played XCOM and Guild Wars 2. The issue is only present in D3.

    @Sunius I do not Think so. I am currently not at home, but as far as I remember, unless it was set at default, I did not change it.
  4. Try it then and report back :).
  5. will do, thank you.
  6. Vsync was Off. I set it to Adaptive and I will reply here if the problem is solved or not. thx.
  7. Let me guess. Screen tearing occurs in the snowy areas of act 3. I have the same problem and it only appeared after the MP patch.
  8. problem seams fixed, but now it`s 'laggy' somehow, I can`t place my finger on it, it`s like not all the screen refreshes at the same time.

    Should I enable in-game Vsync / AA / frame limiter?

    @GNCD yes in the snowy areas and before the siege engine where the stairs are...
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