Basically I have some serious problems and was really helping someone could help. I can ALWAYS enter the main menu. Whether I can load the game or not depends entirely on my settings. I can NEVER load the game when the Graphic Detail is any higher than LOW. If I try to raise this, the game crashes when I try to begin play or resume game.
I can run at any resolution and would like to do so at 1920 x 1080. I CAN adjust the texture quality all the way up to very high. I have done this at each setting level with v-sync on AND off. The problem is that it always looks terrible. I would like to hope this is a driver problem. Here is what I am working with:
Overheating or bad driver install - power is not a problem (if anything having a 1000W PSY in that system is SERIOUSLY overkill)
Check your airflow around the 5850 and try putting it in a different PCI-E 16x slot and reinstall the latest drivers. You could also try using a different power cables for the card and check it they're seated in the PSU body properly.
Other than that I'm not sure - have you overclocked the 5850?
I have not overclocked the video card. It looks like the temperature is around 55 degrees in the Catalyst Control Center. Do you recommend any other software for monitoring video card temperature (perhaps similar to RealTemp for CPU)?
I have no problem with some games and serious, similar problems with others which makes me think it's the drivers. Then again, I don't see a lot of people with the 5850 having similar problems.