Black Screen while playing some games on Sapphire HD 7850 OC


I face issues with almost all games. The usual Black Screen anytime between 5min-2hrs that requires a hard reset. Below are the specs I have.

AMD FX 8350
Sapphire HD 7850 OC
Asus M5A97 R2.0
Corsair GS 700
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Dell 2030m (20" ; 1600*900)

Things I have tried.

1. Underclocking the card. Stock GPU Clock is 920 MHz (I've tried variables as low as 880MHz). Stock Memory Clock is 1250MHz (Gone as low as 1200MHz).
2. Run FurMark Tests for 4 hours. Max Temp is 70 C.
3. Run HWMonitor and the temps seem to be normal here. Providing details below.
a. MB Voltage : 3.408 MB Temperature : 62 C
b. GPU Voltage : 1.138 GPU Temperature : 60 C
c. CPU Temperature : 57 C

Are the above readings okay? Do I need to look for anything else?

I've not tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers yet. I was unsure how to use driver fusion for ATI Card and AMD Chipset in the same machine. I read somewhere that it may be dangerous to do it. Is there a guide I can follow to do this?

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    Are those HWMonitor reading at idle or load? They are very high for idle.

    You can use this to uninstall drivers
  2. Those readings are at load. Let me try to have a driver re-install and update if that helps.
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