Looks like your GPU is clocked to high.
Manually drop your clocks to 576/1242/999Mhz and try your games again.
If everything works fine now, contact Gigabyte regarding an RMA for your factory overclocked card.
seems kind of pointless to have a super over clocked gigabyte GC and have to clock it back down... should i return it?
i used gpu z just to log gpu temps while i played gta this morning
highest gpu temp was 71 degree celcius.
average was 68 during play time.
not sure is thats good or bad.
Yes, that is kinda the point of this
If it works at stock or below we know it can not handle the factory overclocking.
If that is the case, you should defiantly RMA it.
If you still have errors no matter how low you clock it, we should test the rest of your hardware before blaming the GPU exclusively..
no that cant be right, anything over 85, then you can start worrying. my old 4870 overclocked ran closer to 90c at load lol but my new 5850 does run a little bit over 70c at load and it is overclocked too but theyre known for running cool.