Question Screen Tearing


Jun 19, 2015
Hello, so im getting screen tearing in everything. Im getting tearing in all games, and media sites. I get screen tearing in Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube.
I have gone into the nvidia settings and turned off v-sync and there are no other reasons i can figure out.
The whole tearing thing is starting to piss me off... only thing i can think is the ram is taking a shit but i dont know totally.

Machine specs:
RTX 2080
24GB Ram
No overclocking

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
System Model MS-7B12
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU Default string
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3600 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1.10, 9/27/2018
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard Product MEG Z390 ACE (MS-7B12)
BaseBoard Version 1.0
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Off
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17763.529"
User Name DESKTOP-UJM8R8K\kodyd
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 24.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 23.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 15.2 GB
Total Virtual Memory 35.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 23.6 GB
Page File Space 12.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
What was your hardware before upgrade?

Even if you upgrade to same chipset motherboard, chipset drivers have to be reinstalled. This is bare minimum.
Next is GPU drivers. If you upgraded from Nvidia to Nvidia GPU, then it's enough to reinstall gpu drivers with clean install option checked. But, if you upgraded from AMD to Nvidia, then AMD drivers have to be removed with Display Driver Uninstaller first.
Remaining drivers from old system have to be removed manually using Device Manager.

With clean windows install you wouldn't have to do any of this.
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