Screen tearing on Windows 7 Desktop, HELP!

Wayfall

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CPU: Intel Devil's Canyon Quad Core 8 thread i7 4790K 4.0GHZ
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper TX3
GPU: NVidia GeForce MSI GTX 970 4GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 2x4GB Dual Channel 8GB Kit
MOBO: ASRock Z97 Anniversary (Socket 1150)
PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 550W 80Plus Gold Rated Modular
SDD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
HDD: 1TB Western Caviar Digital Blue
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
MONITOR: LG ISP 1920x1080

Hi simply put when i scroll down any window be it steam or chrome i get tear line across my screen...

What is going on and how do i fix it?
 

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For your GTX970 which drivers do you have currently installed, also what current screen resolution do you have ?

Hit the start button, go to search, type Nvidia control panel, click it once to open.
Click on system information link and click on about, that will tell you which version you have.
 

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I'm not new to this, I have installed and repairs many drivers in the past for numerous reasons but never for when I get random tearing on the desktop.

Here is the rub thou, my screen is totally fine when I play game but the second I pull a window up and scroll or drag it around it starts tearing.

I have always wiped my GPU drivers and put the latest driver on with no avail bit I am no using a backup from a while ago to see if that fixes it.

I did notice that the aero theme would not successfully repair. It may be this that is causing it. Or a RAM issue maybe.

It is going to take a long time this, not how I wanted to spend my night
 

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I've done a clean install instead and moved everything to a back up drive.

I'm on the basic windows desktop with the pc now plugged In thee big TV downstairs and I'm till getting tearing around the windows if I move it around...

And this is with the onboard video! So it's the same as when I had the GPU in

What is going on??!!
 

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If you move it around ? I hope I am wrong but check your vga cables or test with another monitor tomorrow.
If it tears on another monitor you might need rma support, check back with me tomorrow once you do that.
 

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I did a full wipe and install and i saw tearing still but i then installed all the drivers and there weren't anymore tearing, was using the hd graphics first and the driver stops the tearing so i installed the GPU and its newest driver and no tearing.

Truthfully i think aero theme got bugged.

Now im dealing with windows update stopping working after i have done 100 updates, i have 80 left.. hmmm windows can be a real pain.
 

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FIXED IT

Windows Aero theme got buggered up somehow to I had to move all my stuff of the pc and reinstall everything, apparently Aero vysncs your screen in a way to stop tearing as before I installed my GPU driver I got tearing on the desktop but once I put all the drivers were in everything was high res with no tearing on the desktop. It was painful installing all the Windows updates again, I did 10 at a time otherwise they would fail....

Windows is such a pain sometimes..

Good thing I could just pull my games into the newly installed Steam's steamapps/common folder and it recognized them all and synced my saves.
 

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Glad its fixed.
 

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Hmm steam wouldn't be the problem, I am using it now and it works.
The only thing with that is steams big picture mode, go into the settings of it and disable it.
Don't have the steam app in full view mode, I keep mind in window mode and it'll stop it from tearing on my GTX750.

 

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Ye I usually have mine windowed but full screen, I will try making the windows small and scroll down and see what happens tonight.
 

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