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Horribly Annoying screen tearing

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February 10, 2013 9:40:31 AM

Hello everyone,

Im trying to figure out why i have screen tearing on my computer, None of the hardware is over 6 months old,
Its not the graphics card i've figured this out. Because i've Used different monitors i've even put in a different Graphics card in to see if it was still there, and it is...

If someone could please help me figure out what is wrong with my computer it would be greatly appretiated

CPU: i7 3770k
GPU: Radeon HD 6950 DD XXX editon
Ram: 16gb

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 9:55:03 AM

Screen tearing happens when the monitor cant sync fast enough with the computer's graphical output speeds. Enabling Vsync will slow the fps rate of the computer to match the hertz setting of the monitor giving fluid motion.

February 10, 2013 10:03:12 AM

Yeah I've tried that but it still does some screen tearing or just makes it lag a ridiculous amount
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 10:15:56 AM

You could try using triple buffer but not sure if it will make a difference in the game you're playing as its apparently only meant for Opengl based games. If its a D3D you're playing then have a look at this thread.

Direct3d override will enforce triple buffering in D3D apps and might be the way for you to have less tearing and no lag. I haven't used it, so Vsync might still need to be enabled for triple buffering to work.

Higher the hertz in a monitor would also help, 120hz monitor would look awesomely better than a 60hz, a lot less tearing if the computer doesn't reach over that amount. But even with Vsync enabled on a 120hz monitor, the input lag would be near unnoticeable