First off I would like to say thank you for your reply. I've been researching this for weeks with nothing but old threads and no solution for my efforts.
I edited "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" with the lines you provided and did a reboot thereafter. However, nothing has changed and so I'll be sure to provide more info. I'm currently in Mint 13 right now with Nvidia 319.23 driver installed. I also currently have edited "/etc/environment" with this code:
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Inputting the text you mentioned in your post didn't seem to change anything either.
Since you seem to know a great deal more than I about these issues I thought more info should help. I should also mention that when I was in MInt 15 Cinnamon, I had the same issue (Screen tearing/stuttering) and then edited "/etc/environment" with the text I entered above and for about an hour I had it all fixed; no screen tearing/stuttering when watching movies and no tearing in Firefox when scrolling. As I said it only lasted for a little over an hour and then went back to tearing as well as stuttering every 3 seconds. I'm really confused why it would all of the sudden go back to tearing if it had been fixed. I simply watched a move and then browsed the web and noticed the tearing again.
I would consider myself mid level as far as understanding linux, so I could really use some more help if you're up for it. Again, thanks so much for the info you've provided. SO far you are the only answer I've gotteEDIT
: I should also mention I have tried what other threads have said worked for them and changed some items in Nvidia X Server settings: I turned powermizer settings to "prefer max performance", OpenGL settings to max performance and every variation of which. Also, Sync to VBlank, Allow Flipping and Conformant Texture Clamping are all on by default. Thanks again!