Hmmm...I've looked on many forums, and it seems that the vertical stripe problem for the 5000 cards is pretty wide spread. Its strange, instead of crashing with a blue screen, it crashes with the vertical stripes... I can't get prime95 blend to run without bringing up the stripes (it doesn't happen in games). Anyone else have the vertical stripes problem? Anyone know why/how to fix? I have a sapphire 5850.
I have the problem a couple times daily. I'm extremely frustrated with this sh*t. I am almost to the point of doing a RMA. I hope to god there is a driver fix to handle it. It happens to me when I play COD MW2.
Anyway, I will let you know if I run across a solution. I like the card a ton (5850) except for when it does this stuff.
Well I have noticed that since I have undone my extra settings of clock and memory on overdrive, the problem has lessened some. However, when I had it overclocked, I would run the fan at 45% which would keep the card cool where ever the temp gauge is located.
I noticed I missed my 30-day return option, so I'm keeping it and will deal with Sapphire if I get frustrated enough down the road.