AMD Sapphire HD 7870 GHz edition problems.

First off, PC specs.

i5 2400 3.1GHz
8gb 2x4 1600mhz ddr3 ram
Asus P8P67 LE motherboard
Corsair TX650 psu
23'' main monitor and 17'' 2nd monitor
CCC drivers all up to date.

So yesterday I got some issues with what I assume is my gpu, after a routine cleaning of my PC case, I must've got one of the gpu power supply cables loose, as the display driver crashed 4 times in a row when trying to watch a video using flash. After I checked the cables, display drivers didn't crash anymore. However I did start getting artifacting when opening and closing any video or player using flash, so I had to disable hardware acceleration for flash.

No more artifacting, atleast not with flash, although it still does occur randomly on 2nd monitor, and today, only once, on the main monitor (artifacting, on both monitors, is a black and white line across the width of the monitor that appears and disappears almost instantly.). Being a bit paranoid of my gpu dying, which it probably is, I turned down the gpu clock and memory clock, from 1100mhz and 1300mhz to 1150mhz and 1240mhz. While doing this, I discovered this.

I presume that this means my GPU thinks it has 6 inputs connected to it, as numbers 3 through 6 have no clickable options, all are greyed out. Keep in mind that 1st and 2nd option are my 2 connected monitors, 1 being the main display.
Options for 2. AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Options for selections 3 through 6

Could this be the source of my problems, or is my gpu on it's last legs and it's just giving up on life?
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  1. That stuff in the pics is normal. Got the same with my previous R9 270 and my new R9 290.
  2. Ok, but why am I getting artifacting all of a sudden, when using flash? It didn't happen on friday, but yesterday, 'lo and behold, artifacting. I also just reinstalled CCC, still detects 6 inputs, still artifacting with hardware acceleration on flash.
  3. It's not that it's detecting 6 displays, it's just got the interface ready for the up to 6 displays it supports.

    Seems to me like you may have damaged the card somehow. Maybe an unlucky static discharge.
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