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 COLGeek a c 226 U Graphics card 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? m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources Need new Graphic Card as old Graphic Card (RADEON HD5970) is spoilt - Forum Need advice on flashing bios on a HD5970 - Forum HD5970 92c HELP! - Forum Need info about HD5970 - Forum Questions about HD5870 CrossFire & HD5970, need suggestions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer COLGeek a c 226 U Graphics card 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l iam2thecrowe a c 172 U Graphics card 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ATI HD5970: Strage refresh rate bug? Help me solve this mystery! Forum SAPPHIRE HD5970 TOXIC which os? help Forum SolvedNeed help with an upgrade Forum SolvedNeed help with a graphics card. Forum Solvedi need a help in a choice my new pc build Forum SolvedDeciding which parts I need to upgrade. Help? Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a GPU Forum SolvedNeed help picking processor for gaming Forum SolvedNew build, need help Forum SolvedJava PC, Need Help! Forum SolvedFirst Time Build Need Help Forum SolvedNeed a little help with a decision. Forum SolvedI live in New Zealand and need some help Forum SolvedI need Help..Custom Cooling!!!!!!!!!! Forum SolvedNeed Help! Intake and exhaus Case fan setup!!! Forum 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 !