Sapphire ATI 5870, lots of Black Squares

Need Help, whenever i run Singularity i am able to play for about 5-45mins with no problems, then lots black Squares show up (and I mean lots). So at some point i tried to ignore them, the next thing you know the whole system just stops (Ctr-Alt-Del doesn't even work) screen is black somwtimes gray strips.

Not only is this true for Singularity even Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands has the same behavior (lots of black Squares them system crash)

I am using Catalyst 10.6

Note: That I did not Over Clock anything

This is how the black squares look like http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4803745385_b69b7d88da.jpg


This is my system info:

System
OS Name :Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version :6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model :EP35-DS3R
System Type:x64-based PC
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date:Award Software International, Inc. F4, 6/19/2009
SMBIOS Version:2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) :4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory:4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory :2.17 GB
Total Virtual Memory :8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory :5.84 GB
Page File Space :4.00 GB

Primary Adapter
Graphics Card Manufacturer : Powered by ATI
Graphics Chipset :ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Device ID :6898
Vendor :1002
Subsystem ID : E140
Subsystem Vendor ID : 174B
Graphics Bus Capability : PCI Express 2.0
Maximum Bus Setting : PCI Express 2.0 x16
BIOS Version :012.020.000.001
BIOS Part Number :113-C00140-00Z
BIOS Date :3/23/2010
Memory Size :1024 MB
Memory Type :GDDR5
Core Clock in MHz :850 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz :1200 MHz
Total Memory Bandwidth in GByte/s :153.6 GByte/s

PSU
Brand :Cooler Master
Model :Silent ProM
Wattage :700W
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  1. What about the card temps? Did you checked it?
    It could be an overheating...
  2. wa1 said:
    What about the card temps? Did you checked it?
    It could be an overheating...


    yes I did, that was the first thing i thought . my Temp reading is around 51-70C on load and 39-43C on idle.
  3. Try the older driver like 10.5 or 10.4.
    The last thing you want to try is try your card in different PC with an enough power on PSU, if the same problem exist then you got a defective/bad card.
  4. Thanks wa1, will try it.
  5. did that bios (113-C00140-00Z) came with the video card or have you recently flashed it? I am asking because I am thinking of flashing to that bios myself (5870 1GB Game Ed). No problems with the previous flash (113-C00101-105) though... And in regards to your problem you may have memory cooling problems ...in which case you should RMA it.
  6. bogdan1984 said:
    did that bios (113-C00140-00Z) came with the video card or have you recently flashed it? I am asking because I am thinking of flashing to that bios myself (5870 1GB Game Ed). No problems with the previous flash (113-C00101-105) though... And in regards to your problem you may have memory cooling problems ...in which case you should RMA it.


    Hello bogdan1984,

    It came with the Vcard, i have not flashed it yet, i just RMA the vcard today.

    Thanks for your comment.
    PS: if you don't have problems with your current bios not flash it.
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