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nadalife
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left-right movement in games causes horizontal breaks in video on my x800 xt

 i am having a consistent problem with my x800 xt on the dim8400. when playing a game (any game) and look horizontally it causes small breaks in the graphics, like sharp obtrusions in buildings or generally anything in close perspective. makes movement very non-smooth.but if i look up and down this causes no problems. otherwise the games run fine, perfect framerate and all that.
 i have tried a few different drivers, using driver cleaner to remove the previous ones, but to no avail. this also happens in the lowest res, texture , shadow rates that i can get these games to go down to.
i have seen this happen in  an alienware area-51m on doom3 that i owned for a short period, but that craped out after2 days so i cant really rely on that for comparision.
 i have used the diagnostics utils but mostly only get a big white line flickering up and down the screen, but i think thats cause its a digital lcd screen. dont see those utils being any good for diagnosing video issues anyhow.
 also when i switch to the analog out put on the card i get an lot of discoloration in the top right hand side of the screen, seen on two monitors.but is bang on in windows on the digital input.
 
i dont know if this video corruption is normal for pcs bur it is very annoying, up until this point i had only a dim 2400 which there was no point playing games with.
 
one thing that i have noticed is that in windows xp on any computer, when you drag a window from left to right you get a simular effect but only a much smaller version of that effect. if you look closely you will see the side of the window break a little , flicker if thats what you would call it. using the display properties window is a prime example of this. its just an awfull  lot bigger during a game.
 
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The_Man42
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Re: left-right movement in games causes horizontal breaks in video on my x800 xt

it's screen tearing, and on an LCD it's very noticeable sometimes when the ms response time is higher up.

try enabling Vsync to see if it helps

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nadalife
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Re: left-right movement in games causes horizontal breaks in video on my x800 xt

thanks mate i didnt know what vsync was, i had to turn it on at the control panel to get it to work. i was trying in the games before but it did nothing cause it was turned off at the control panel. i certainley helped get rid of that obnoxious tearing, not totaly but very close.

life saver mate, cheers Smiley Very Happy

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