First things first...
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T: 2.80 GHz
Power Supply: Xtremegear 800w
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
If you need more let me know...
My Graphics card was working fine when playing BFBC2 for a while after I got, I stopped recently and played a lot of WoW. I then started to experience some minimal Screen tearing, it didn't bother me too much... (about 2 days ago).
I went back to high quality games by playing Metro 2033 where I experienced INSANE amounts of screen tearing, And some Screen Splitting (will provide video) and the dreaded colored vertical line crash (which seems to have disappeared as of posting along with the screen tearing).
BFBC2 was also experiencing screen tearing, splitting, and vertical line crashes (but has also stopped crashing and tearing.)
I have no clue what to do and it is to late to RMA the card to Newegg... I am really worried because BF3 beta will be coming out soon and I AM EXTREMELY EXCITED, but now am sad due to the fact i might not be able to play it.... Please almighty lords of the internet help me out in my time of need.
The problem only STARTS in games... but if i close the game after the error has occurred it persists into the desktop, even after the game is closed.
Do you have v-sync enabled? If not do so. Tearing is a result of the gpu/LCD going out of sync with each other normally. Remember LCDs emulate a refresh rate as they do not really have a refresh rate like a CRT. But unfortunately they have to emulate one to be compatible with the gpu which still works on a frame buffer