i have a xfx 7770 and when i play any of the COD games i get a wierd small black "tear" kind of like something clawed my screen, i no its not an actually "screen tear" because i know what that is should i even be worried? temps 34 idle 59 max thanks!
Sometimes tearing can occur when your frames reach beyond the refresh rate of your monitor. Most people have 60hz monitors so that is why people normally feel 60 FPS is the point in most games that they are more comfortable with.
With that being said have you tried using vsync this should assist you in your stability issue.