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Preventing G-Sync from running in non-game programs

Discussion in 'Computer Monitor Forum' started by ultraglorious, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. ultraglorious

    ultraglorious Member

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    I recently got a G-Sync compatible FreeSync monitor, the Gigabyte/Aorus AD27QD, which is my first monitor with a variable refresh rate. I have noticed that certain non-game programs cause the refresh rate to drop and fluctuate rapidly. Spotify does this, for example, and I have noticed at least one other. Disabling G-Sync fixes the issue and switching between enabling G-Sync in only exclusive fullscreen or also in windowed does not fix the issue. Disabling Spotify hardware acceleration avoids the issue at the expense of that feature, but doesn't help with the other program. I've read that it can be disabled on a per-application basis but I have not figured out how to do that yet. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Thanks! I missed that option.
     
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    note that sometimes doing this causes gsync to remain off for the next game that can actually use it.

    so its better to use gsync application state in profile inspector.
     

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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    never experienced that from using a game profile
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    I have, but the recent drivers seem 'better'.
     

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