Monitor refresh falling out of sync

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    Monitor refresh falling out of sync

    My desktop resolution is 1280x960@72Hz. I play most of my games at this resolution and, where possible, at this refresh rate.

    When I can't... things go wrong when a game switches resolution (like from the main menu into the game alá AOE2, FEAR etc). The screen goes blank for a few seconds then has multi-coloured (but mostly grey) bands running across it with a big fat warning message in the middle of the screen.

    I assume this is happening because my desktop refresh rate doesn't match the game's, but then if I drop my desktop to 1152x864@80Hz, this never happens.

    What's going on?! I fear for the life of my crappy monitor!
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    Nevermind, I think I've fixed it! I just know one of you were concerned
    I've forced on VSync - can't remember why I turned it off, tearing annoys the hell out of me.
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