I don't have vsync on and nvidia panel is not running so there are no nvidia settings limiting it. I'm wondering if this could be something with the SSD and operating system? I'm using windows 8, but the other hard drive never had this issue when I ran windows 8.
EDIT: also note when I have the FPS limiter and the vsync turned off I have normal FPS fluctuations from 100 up to 230 depending on what I'm doing in game.
With FPS disabled and vsync on I'm at 60 FPS like I should so why doesn't setting the FPS limiter to 60 do the same (instead of being at 32 FPS)?