So I've recently been having an issue with my computer that I suspect to be caused by my video card. It only started happening about a month or so ago (built the computer 5 months ago). Whenever I first enter a game, be it Eve Online or World of Warcraft, there is MAJOR screen tearing. It persists for about a minute then slowly fades away until I have almost perfect display again and doesn't occur a second time until I restart the games.
I also have random blue dots that rapidly appear and disappear on random pictures I'm viewing on the internet, on my desktop, and sometimes when I first enter games too. They are the worst when I first enter games as well.
The final issue I'm facing is that, while playing games, my display randomly crashes and my moniter turns off, my backlit keyboard's lights go out, but my computer remains on and I can only shut it off my turning the powersupply off then on again directly.
My PC's specs are:
XFX PRO550W Core Edition Full Wired 80+Bronze PSU
LG 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3 CPU
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe, Dual DVI & HDMI
WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-6G
MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD 890FX Socket AM3 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 4GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz
Cooler Master Hyper N520 Copper Heatpipe CPU Coole
My temps are all rather normal except for the TMPIN1 reading in HW moniter with a temperature of 64 degrees celcius.
My video card generally maxes out at about 50 degrees celcius ender max load at 50% fan.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled the most current drivers. A noteworthy thing about the uninstallation of drivers is when I wiped my system of all ati drivers, the display was almost unusable and discolored and I could barely reinstall them because I couldn't see what I was doing.
I'm out of ideas and want some final input before seeing if my warranty is still up and/or buying new parts.