GeForce 9400 GT screen tearing

Discussion in 'Windows XP Drivers' started by fm-usa, Nov 5, 2012.

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    fm-usa

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    HOPEFULLY someone can help on this issue. I've searched the Net but found no real help.

    In 3D games I get screen tearing. Throughout my game adjustments this tearing is less when I turn off "light Maps".
    I've adjusted (very limited adjustments) the Bios and nothing seems to work.

    What I have and drivers updated as far as they can go.

    Windows XP-3 Pro. DirectX 9c
    Gigabyte 7n400 Pro-2 MoBo.
    2.5 GB DDR
    GeForce 9400 GT pci (non E) graphics card.

    Anyway around this screen tearing?
    I'd like to keep the Light Map since it's a great game enhancement.

    THANKS AHEAD:
    FM
     
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    fm-usa

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    Well, it's been a LONG while since I asked this question.
    Through this time I have totally forgotten about it.
    But thanks to the Automated Birthday greeting, I'm posting my adjustments which lessened the problem.
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    Adjusted, "Image Settings" to "BALANCED".
    Adjusted, "Anisotropic Filtering" to x4 was x8.

    Tearing is still happening but not quite so bad.
    In the game I set the "Light Map" to 'zero' and that helps a lot.

    FYI for those who care to know.
    FM
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    Most often, "tearing" or screen separation is caused by the game rendering a "FPS" (Frames Per Second) that is so high that the monitor itself cannot refresh ("Refresh Rate") fast enough and gaps appear.

    Have you tried a lower screen resolution??
     
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