I Need Help With My HD5970 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: March 24, 2011 9:45 AM in Graphics & Displays Share xXCozterXx March 22, 2011 8:17:12 AM Hey all, I have recently started having problems with my graphics card, such as: Flickering In Games Black Lines On Screen Flickering When Minimize Things/Open Them My card is a sapphire HD5970, The specs of my computer are in my forum banner. My card is getting a furmark 1.9.0 score of 741. I get around 7 or 9 fps when i run it at 1080p, with X8AA. Is that normal? Thanks Heaps, xXCozter8Xx More about : hd5970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove COLGeek Graphics card Master March 22, 2011 1:13:10 PM Sounds like a heat and/or power issue. What make/model of power supply are you using? Also, are you overclocking anything? Last, how are your temps running? | Report abuse xXCozterXx March 23, 2011 5:43:36 AM I am using a 850W Corsair PSU. Am am not overclocking anything, but i am running my RAM at 1600MHz, as it is meant to run at that speed, but the motherboard had it running at 1300MHz. My temps are unusally high, my card is running at 71C idle, sometimes higher. Thanks heaps for the reply, xXCozter8Xx | Report abuse COLGeek Graphics card Master March 23, 2011 12:58:32 PM Technically, your RAM is rated to run at 1600, but the standard is 1333, so it is indeed overclocked when you run at 1600. Try this, drop it back to 1333 and see if the system stabilizes. You will see little (or no) change in performance. Also, your temps are high for idle. Looks like you may need to look at your airflow and system cleanliness. | Report abuse xXCozterXx March 24, 2011 7:35:30 AM My system is really clean, and yes your correct, that was my mistake. I have extremly good airflow to the machine, as my cpu is at 30C idle. | Report abuse iam2thecrowe Graphics card Master March 24, 2011 9:45:19 AM 71C is very high for idle temps. get msi afterburned and check fan speeds and increase the fan speed. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>I Need Help With My HD5970> Related ressources: ForumSAPPHIRE HD5970 TOXIC which os? help ForumQuestions about HD5870 CrossFire & HD5970 , need suggestions ForumBattlefield 3 - HD5970 Poor Performance...??? ForumHd5970 question ForumMSI 890GXM-G65 + HD5970 = BIOS Failure? ForumHD5970 performance issues ForumHD5970 Nightmare Forum[Resolved] Solution to hd5970 driver problems? ForumWill a Phenom II x4 bottle neck an HD5970 ? ForumATI HD5970 Choice? XFX or Sapphire? ForumPCIEx16 speed problem with dual HD5970 . ForumBest motherboard to buy at a physical store for i7-920 and HD5970 ? ForumHD5970 running hot? ForumNeed new Graphic Card as old Graphic Card (RADEON HD5970 ) is spoilt ForumUpgrading from a PowerColor Radeon HD5970 ForumNo POST with new video card ForumNeed a cheap 3 monitor solution ForumNeed help finding a card for my mobo. Forum560ti or 6950 which will work with a msi p7n sli mb ForumSomething wrong with my XFX RADEON HD 5770? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !