I've had issues with my card before, its an XFX product with a limited lifetime warranty. Had to ship it off to them about a month ago because my computer would not even start. I suspected heating issues (I had a very poorly ventilated case). They said the fan was in bad condition, so they replaced the fan, ran some tests, and deemed it in workable condition again. I purchased an Antec 900 case to fix my heating issues, which seems to have helped a lot.
I have been using my computer with no troubles since i have gotten the card back. SC2 runs fine max settings (there is an occasional instance of a kind of "screen tear" where my whole screen goes white or blue with vertical lines that run across, sometimes it will do that for a second and then go back to normal, other times it will get locked on the "vertical line" screen), Witrcher 2 runs pretty smoothly on high settings but i can hear one of the fans in my case going into overdrive (suspect its the GPU)
BF3 has been giving me a load of issues. The screen tear issue happens occasionally, sometimes the screen just goes completely black, other times it'll be a pixel mash up and I'll have to manually shutoff my computer.
Current driver i have for my GPU is catalyst 11.9, is there a beta driver that could maybe solve some of these issues?
Another factor to consider is that my PSU in my case is located directly under my GPU with the fan pointing upward into my GPU, could the heat output from the PSU be overheating my GPU?
the 5870 is a DX11 card...I have a 5870 and mine runs the game fine on 11.8 drivers. Maybe roll back to 11.8, or look into the 11.10 drivers that are out. What resolution are you playing at? You can check you gpu's temperature with gpu-z. Set it to log file, so you can go through the temperatures after gaming for a little while.
Aight so i tried running BF3 in windowed mode at 1920x1200 and it was running smooth for a couple rounds, then the screen tear issue occured followed by screen flickering and large pixels flickering on my screen, then went to blue screen
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1033
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OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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11.10 beta drivers did not work for my sapphire 2gb hd5870. went back to 11.9 and its working great in bf3. try furmark to test for artifacts, is v-snyc on or off?. my cooler died on my 5870 within 2months after i rma my first 1 because of a bad 5870. i purchased the artic cooling twin turbo off newegg and its been working awesome. very very very low temps on load. im about to buy another cooler too for my reference powercolor 2gb hd6950.
Try downclocking your gpu/memory by 50. I know it sounds off, but those XFX 5870s ship with low quality memory. I had one that I had to rma because it's operate fine at 1150 memory, but at stock 1200 I would get vertical grey screen lockups. There are a lot of reasons for those with the 5870, that was the reason it was happening to me.
Temp 3 is the vrm temperature. It can run hotter than the gpu, but 100c and above is probably why you're having problems. Maybe something is not right inside the heatsink as far as contact. Maybe call tech support again and tell them, this is your second time with problems and you want a different card. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll give you a 6950.
BF3 right now have some bugs, waiting for a patch to fix all of that if it's not already released.
Currently i'm using CCC 11.10 Preview 2 you can try that and see how it goes.
Enable V.synch and run it on high not ultra and see if you're experiencing any improvements.
Aight, i've been running it on all low settings... and its been giving me these problems. In catalyst control center/AMD overdrive, my memory was clocked at 1300MHz and GPU clocked at 875MHz, should i adjust these, or just turn overdrive off?
why do you wanna run furmark? furmark will stress the GPU and can cause a real damage to it's chips.
According to you, you are playing just fine in campaign but you crash @ multiplayer which i believe it's more related to a game bugs.
Again, install the latest CCC and run the game for quite long time and see if you're getting any issues.
go to amd.com and pick ur graphics card from the let then click the suport tab after clicking ur card then do the upgrade downloads. this should fix blue screen and flicker. and download catalys and u should be able to play battlefield with no problem