Screen tearing with maxframerate = 4

All my games have screen tearing, even with vsync on. D3DOverride and catalyst control center are both set to force vsync but it still occures. As an experiment, I set my max frame rate in a few different games to be exactly 4, very low frame rate. There is still very obvious screen tearing in every frame. I tried to take a screenshot, but for some reason the screenshot never captures the screen tearing (however, every frame is obviously torn.) Do I need a new graphics card?
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  1. Might be cable issue if the screenshot doesn't capture it. What cable are you using?
  2. both my monitors use DVI, both monitors have screen tearing
  3. That's two different DVI cables, or one and the same?
  4. two different cables
  5. I just tested an HDMI cable + HD Panasonic TV and the screen tearing is the same.

    I also saw screen tearing in MSPaint! I took a screenshot of my desktop and pasted it in MS Paint, then selected all, then moved the image around, which caused screen tearing effects to occur on the moving image.
  6. Okay, that must be driver related. I'd suggest reinstalling it.
  7. Specs?

    If your card is under warranty (usually 2 or 3 years, sometimes longer) you can possibly get it repaired. But it kinda sounds like it's either the card or drivers.

    Have you changed drivers around the time the problem began? Do you have any other programs running (my wife's computer has jitters when she has firefox open for some reason, could be similar)?

    Do you have the ability to try VGA, it could be a problem with the digital communication, and analog may not have the issue (to determine if the card has an issue with DVI and HDMI).
  8. djscribbles said:
    Specs?

    If your card is under warranty (usually 2 or 3 years, sometimes longer) you can possibly get it repaired. But it kinda sounds like it's either the card or drivers.

    Have you changed drivers around the time the problem began? Do you have any other programs running (my wife's computer has jitters when she has firefox open for some reason, could be similar)?

    Do you have the ability to try VGA, it could be a problem with the digital communication, and analog may not have the issue (to determine if the card has an issue with DVI and HDMI).


    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/12/12/12/5vm.png


    i dont know how to change drivers, and the card doesnt support VGA
  9. Go to control panel -> programs and features -> find Catalyst software and uninstall it. Then download new driver from http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx and install it.
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