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#1 6 years ago

I have a custom built computer: 4GB corsair Dominator RAM (4GB stick is already out due to BSOD's) Gigabyte-GA-P67A intel Motherboard I7-2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz MSI Twin Frozr II.OC Geforce GTX 580, 1536MB 384bit GDDR5 120GB SSD 1TB seagate barracusa 7200 RPM

Recently any game i play experiences excessive screen tearing (think of an old movie being played) I've tried turning on verticle sync, triple buffering, pretty much any option i could try to no avail. Other than gameplay itself, everything is fine.

I'm guessing its my graphics card failing? And since i need to RMA 1 stick of RAM anyways, is there any other part that could be causing this/i should also RMA?

Any help is appreciated




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#2 6 years ago

Usually, screen tearing occurs when the FPS is higher than the monitor refresh rate. Preventing it usually is done by enabling V-Sync, but since that's something you already tried...

Have you tried changing your refresh rate, if your settings allow you to (for instance, from 60- to 70 Hz)?

Probably not the actual cause, but worth trying anyway: have you rolled back your GPU driver to see if that solves it? If you have an old driver, try upgrading instead of rolling back.

Other than that, the only thing I can think of causing this, if you tried all options already, is that there's something going on with your GPU.


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#3 6 years ago

Ya the only two options are 59hz and 60 hz...I've pretty much tried everything i could think of, changing graphics settings from high to low vice versa, forcing Vsync and the other options.

Is it reasonable that a GPU causes screen tearing if it is defective?

I ahve a 23" ASUS monitor, LED backlit, 1ms delay, 60Hz Refresh rate. and a 32" TV that i use as a secondary monitor (tears on both).

I have reinstalled my OS, uninstalled/reinstalled my drivers.

I have yet to rollback my driver (i guess idk how/theres no driver to roll back to cause of the fresh install)




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#4 6 years ago

Are you using nVidia beta drivers?


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#5 6 years ago

PhilZco;5640099Is it reasonable that a GPU causes screen tearing if it is defective?[/QUOTE] Could be, but I believe there may be other things that could cause this. I'm not entirely certain. It is a reasonable thing to think that, nevertheless.

I ahve a 23" ASUS monitor, LED backlit, 1ms delay, 60Hz Refresh rate. and a 32" TV that i use as a secondary monitor (tears on both).

Considering tearing happens on both monitors, it points out more to a driver or GPU issue than a monitor issue (unless you're unlucky to have two monitors that are defective).

I have reinstalled my OS, uninstalled/reinstalled my drivers.

I have yet to rollback my driver (i guess idk how/theres no driver to roll back to cause of the fresh install)

[QUOTE=computernerd;5640150]Are you using nVidia beta drivers?

@Computernerd: see the bold parts in the quote. Why would he use beta drivers if it's a fresh install? I don't remember NVIDIA using beta drivers as a default, fresh installation.


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#6 6 years ago

I did, thank you. I just thought I'd ask, because I've had a few friends who have had some problems recently because they were using beta drivers. He didn't say he used the CD that came with it.

It seems a lot of people have been experiencing the same thing with the 500 series cards, as well. There are a couple other alternatives (a program I've heard of that overrides certain functions), but if it's really bad and you've had no luck with it for a long time, I'd say RMA it and get a different card if it's really not tolerable.

When did all this start, btw? Was it right after you set everything up, or a few weeks/months after?


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#7 6 years ago

You should try older driver versions.

Nvidia drivers aren't perfect like some people make you believe ;)




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#8 6 years ago

^

Specifically, Version: 263.09. Some people have reported success with that one.


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#9 6 years ago

Thanks for all the input, i will try going back to the 263.09 driver.

It recently happened in Mid April...everything was perfect, then one day it started tearing. I don't believe any new drivers where installed between that new transition.