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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Screen tearing occurs when the video card and monitor aren't in sync (for any number of reasons with excessive heat being a common reason). Dead pixels are just that, dead. they are permanent. Stuck pixels however can be "reset" (although not always). The thing about dead/stuck pixels is that they don't move, they show up in the same spot on screen no matter what is being rendered. It's pretty easy to tell the difference.
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