Tearing in videos and webpages

May 14, 2009 at 11:33:20
Specs: Windows Vista, 1gb
Hi everyone, In the last few days I have started having problems with videos and webpages suffering from "tearing" issues (Things are breaking up)

I have tried a reinstall as well as the newer drivers for my GFX card (HD4850)

I also get the same problems if I use the onboard GFX solution. What could be causing this? Do you think it might be PSU related? Or is my monitor broken? I have installed CCCP codec pack to try and help with the video side of things but with no luck. Here's my system specs:

Dell Insipron 530
Vista Home Premium
Q6600 quad core CPU
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
Radeon HD4850 512mb GFX card
480w Xpower PSU

Many thanks for your help :)


See More: Tearing in videos and webpages

Report •


#1
May 14, 2009 at 12:49:39
Is Aeroglass enabled? Enable it if it isn't.

Windows' Aero theme is GPU accelerated and immune to horizontal tearing. However, the Basic and Classic themes are GDI-drawn, which can cause video (especially Flash and Quicktime video, which seem to be everywhere these days) to break up/tear.

The HTPC:
Pentium M oc'ed to 2.82GHz, 667FSB, 2MB L2
3GB of DDR-800 @ 667MHz
GeForce 9600GT
Blu-Ray
Vista
Modified PowerMac G4 'Quicksilver' case
HDMI to homebuilt 1080p projector


Report •

#2
May 14, 2009 at 15:08:31
Thanks for the quick reply, jackbomb. Aero was indeed turned off. switching it back on has help a great deal. Would the fact that my monitor is only running @ 60hz refresh rate cause things to look odd? I can up the RR to 75hz. Would this smooth this out a bit more?

Report •

#3
May 15, 2009 at 11:40:46
You're welcome.

Unless you're using a CRT monitor, I doubt that upping refresh rate will make things look any better. 60Hz is really all you need for an LCD display--the higher refresh rates were used to make CRT displays look less like strobe lights. :-)

The HTPC:
Pentium M oc'ed to 2.82GHz, 667FSB, 2MB L2
3GB of DDR-800 @ 667MHz
GeForce 9600GT
Blu-Ray
Vista
Modified PowerMac G4 'Quicksilver' case
HDMI to homebuilt 1080p projector


Report •

Related Solutions


Ask Question