Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo
Well basically, The Sims 3 has no VSync and so it is running my GPU at 150FPS on certain (low 3d) screens, and up to 450 on the loading screens! basically this is resulting in the graphics card getting very hot, and then lagging the hell out of it because the card is getting too hot.
I have tried forcing VSync on through the Nvidia Control Panel, but it seems to just be ignoring it. Fraps is still reporting 450FPS on the loading screens.
Ahhh ... The Sims 3 also has some extremely irritating Image Tearing going on .. or at least mine does.
I have no clue why they didnt include this option.
I have ATI Graphics, but I have this issue with a few games, where theres no Vsync .. or it does not seem to work properly. Sims 3 being one of them.
Forcing Vsync through the ATI Control Panel failed for me as well with these games.
Something you may want to try, that has worked for me.
Download and Install Riva Tuner. RivaTuner
The actual RivaTuner is not really what your after, rather the program D3D Overrider, which is bundled with it.
It can be found from the RivaTuner Start Menu entry or the Program Files x86 folder.
Just start it up, and add the Sims3.exe (or TS3.exe) to its list, and set it for Medium detection level.
Youll need to start D3D OverRider before you start the game, but it should help Force Vsync.
I found theis works OK for Sims3, and very well for Metro 2033 & The Witcher.
Hopefully that helps.