Is anyone able to offer a solution to this problem I've been having ever since I got my gfx card? Only in games I get flickering textures and games that shouldn't task my card much are pushing it to the limits and making it hit 70c+, my partner has an identical computer to mine and she has no problems what so ever... I was thinking it was dodgy VRam but now I'm not so sure, as everyone reporting the problem gets it on windows OS and most other windows, where as mine is JUST in game. I have MSI afterburner running on a user specific profile to try and keep the card cool while playing but it doesn't help for long as the fan can't keep up with the heat.
An example of some of the games I play with these issues are world of warcraft, diablo 3, league of legends, saint's row the third, tropico 4, simcity (2013), darksiders 2 and pretty much any game I play, the only game it doesn't happen in is minecraft.
Driver Packaging Version 9.012-121219a-152192C-ATI
Catalyst Version 13.1
Provider Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1278
Direct3D Version 9.14.10.0945
OpenGL Version 126.96.36.19902
Catalyst Control Center Version 2012.1219.1521.27485
Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Device ID 68B8
Vendor ID 1002
Subsystem ID 2990
Subsystem Vendor ID 1682
Graphics Bus Capability PCI Express 2.0
Maximum Bus Setting PCI Express 2.0 x16
BIOS Version 012.013.000.000
BIOS Part Number 113-HD577AZNF91-113-C01301-007
BIOS Date 2009/12/04
Memory Size 1024 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Core Clock in MHz 850 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz 1200 MHz
Total Memory Bandwidth in GByte/s 76.8 GByte/s
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If you're seeing high temps on non taxing games, it could possibly be a heatsink issue with bad thermal paste application or bad contact on the heatsink. Or as you suspect you could just have a faulty card.
Minecraft is CPU >>> GPU so that makes sense as it hardly taxes the GPU at all.
If you're not seeing the issue in non-demanding applications like Minecraft or Windows, but seeing it under more stressful situations that would crank the heat up a lot, it is entirely possible that could be your issue, especially if you're maxing out your fan speeds and it still isn't helping.