Hey all i am having a real rough time with my 5850. Let me give you a little info on what has been happening. So i finished my build last night and and was getting things working when the pc would just ramdomly turn off. I finally after many restores of the original backup with no drivers installed figured out that there is something wrong with m 5850. Now if i don't install the drivers for the video card and just use the windows default drivers... the system is fine. as soon as i install the new drivers it crashes. I have tried the drivers of the website and the older ones of the disk and they both do the same thing.... whats going on???? Do i have a bad card???
Are u using win7?
Then try with windows default driver and play something that would stress the card.
If it plays smoothly then continue using it...
I can't use 1900x1080 the stock driver will not go that high... If i just use the windows driver then there is no point in me having this card or havign a brand new 24'' 1080p monitor i could have bought a 40$ card and used my old monitor for that