I can't find out how to get ubuntu to force vertical sync (gaming term perhaps) with the refresh rate. As a result, with everything from video to compiz, the screen gets 'choppy.' by that I mean as the monitor is drawing one screen, the GPU sends it a new screen, and then from wherever it is, it finishes drawing the screen based on the second screen. so the screen is split in half or thirds for most frames. I want it smooth like (arggg) vista.

my comp specs are c2d @ 3.6 ghz, 4 gb ram, 8800GT, running intrepid 64bit (don't know if that stuff matters or not).