View Full Version : Massive screen tearing in games

09-16-2012, 03:47 AM
Lately I've been getting really bad screen tearing in games. My laptop is new, and I didn't have these problems early on. However, now it's been pretty bad. Turning v-sync on remedies it, but things still aren't as smooth as they used to be.

I've tried different drivers and a clean install of windows, but that tearing doesn't go away.

Any thoughts or advice on what I should do?

09-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Forgot to add that I'm on a 660m.

I guess I should ask, is screen tearing on a regular basis without v-sync normal even for a new laptop?

09-16-2012, 05:21 AM
My understanding is that, yes, without v-sync turned on, you're going to see tearing. I've accepted that as a given.

09-16-2012, 05:35 AM
Oh ok. Reason I ask is because for the first few weeks it ran perfectly. No tearing whatsoever with or without v-sync on. Now, I'm getting it on a regular basis and I'm just worried something is wrong.

09-16-2012, 06:22 AM
No its not common. I have used a ton of gpu's and every game i turn vsync off and never had any issues with tearing.

Does this happen on other games? What games?

09-16-2012, 06:28 AM
Guild wars 2 and crysis 2. Weird thing is, I have settings high on both. I don't hit 60 fps in either game yet I need vsync to get rid of tearing.

09-16-2012, 07:00 AM
Think you could have some hardware issues. GW2 runs flawless for me useing the newest drivers

09-16-2012, 08:03 AM
It used to run flawless for me too. :(