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Help with V-Sync/FPS

slynnskislynnski Posts: 2,313 Member
edited December 2018 in Technical Discussions (EN)
Hi all,

I have a brand new, less than 6 months old Windows 10 laptop that I run TS3 on. I am just playing the base game right now, disc version, patched to .67. My Nvidia AND my intel settings have vsync on for the correct executable (ts3w), but I am still experiencing screen tearing and high FPS. Could I please get some advice/suggestions? Thank you! @igazor @phoebebebe13 @chesterbigbird
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  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 13,465 Member
    laypeople? Do you mean laptop? :smile:

    Make sure drivers are up to date. If it's still not working then I suggest trying Nvidia Inspector. Instructions:
    Download & Install Nvidia Inspector

    Look for the small tool icon or green symbol next to Driver Version. Click to launch Nvidia Profile Inspector.
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    Select Profiles at the top and scroll through the long list to find Sims 3.
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    Under Sync and Refresh, select Vertical Sync > Force On
    (Not pictured, also listed under Sync and Refresh)
    Tripple Buffering > On
    Frame Rate Limiter > 60 fps (you may see 60.7 instead and that's fine) *This number should reflect your own refresh rate.
    If you expirence screen tearing w/ Inspector; try: Vertical Sync Tear Control > Adaptive
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    Apply Changes top right corner.
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  • slynnskislynnski Posts: 2,313 Member
    @SimplyJen Thank you! I did everything you said, plus ensured the game recognizes my card, and my fps are staying at 60 now. However, I am still experiencing screen tearing, even with Vertical Sync Tear Control set to Adaptive. Any ideas?

    And yes, I meant laptop lol. Silly auto-correct.


  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 13,465 Member
    edited December 2018
    Drivers for graphics card are up to date? Try Vertical Sync Adaptive instead of On making sure Tripple Buffering is set to On. Sorry for the repeat info... just making sure. Last ditch-effort; Does it stop tearing in Windowed mode?

    You can also try using RTSS Rivetuner. RTSS Rivetuner needs to stay open in the background when you play the game in order for it to work. You can set this to start up with Windows. Set frame rate to your refresh rate (60) application level medium. I've never used it before but you should be able to look up how to use it via Google search if you need to. I'm kind of stumped when it comes to screen tearing despite V-Sync in place working properly.

    Chester might have ideas and I'm sure she wouldn't mind if you PMed her about this.
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  • igazorigazor Posts: 16,465 Member
    Just a note here, if you happen to be getting better results and no screen tears on windowed mode rather than full screen, then Windowed Borderless Gaming might be a good solution.
    https://westechsolutions.net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming
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  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 13,465 Member
    igazor wrote: »
    Just a note here, if you happen to be getting better results and no screen tears on windowed mode rather than full screen, then Windowed Borderless Gaming might be a good solution.
    https://westechsolutions.net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming
    I was getting to that... :| lol thanks for the help!

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  • igazorigazor Posts: 16,465 Member
    SimplyJen wrote: »
    igazor wrote: »
    Just a note here, if you happen to be getting better results and no screen tears on windowed mode rather than full screen, then Windowed Borderless Gaming might be a good solution.
    https://westechsolutions.net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming
    I was getting to that... :| lol thanks for the help!
    Sorry, pushed you along there a bit I guess but didn't mean to be "pushy" in a bad way. :)
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  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 13,465 Member
    igazor wrote: »
    SimplyJen wrote: »
    igazor wrote: »
    Just a note here, if you happen to be getting better results and no screen tears on windowed mode rather than full screen, then Windowed Borderless Gaming might be a good solution.
    https://westechsolutions.net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming
    I was getting to that... :| lol thanks for the help!
    Sorry, pushed you along there a bit I guess but didn't mean to be "pushy" in a bad way. :)
    I'm just kidding. :D I was feeling lazy and wasn't going to mention it unless Windowed mode worked.

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  • slynnskislynnski Posts: 2,313 Member
    Hey guys! @SimplyJen @igazor

    Thanks for your responses and suggestions. I originally had inspector set to ‘adaptive’ but I since changed it to ‘on’ and the results are much, much better. There is only the tiniest tear that is hardly noticeable down on the bottom right of my screen. All drivers are up to date and triple buffering is on. As long as screen tearing isn’t harmful, which I don’t believe it is, I can definitely live with this tiny, barely there tear.

    What’s important is the FPS are now in check, and I have noticed a HUGE difference in my laptop’s heat and fans now while playing TS3. It’s amazing! Thank you all sincerely for your help! 🙂


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