Radeon HD 6850 Crash/Freezing Problems

Hello all, I recently built myself a rig and for the past month or two I have been having the occasional freeze. When it freezes I get a screen of static with no movement occasionally crossed with different colours (they change from time to time, but is almost always only one colour or two at max). I have checked the wiring and reseated the card so I do not think the problem lies there. Because of the static I assume it is because of my GPU, but I am not the epitome of knowledge so I could be wrong. Help would be appreciated:


Radeon 6850
8g RAM
i5 2300k
AsRock Z75 Pro3
750W Coolermaster PSU

If you need any more info let me know and I'll see what I can dig up. I checked other threads of crashes for this card and I didn't find any that match what I have been getting. The crashes occur usually after extended use, sometimes 5+ hours on, others about 1-2hrs. I do not think it is a heat issue since I almost never hear my fans go to extreme speeds. Thanks in advance.
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  1. Are you overclocking?
    Have you tried uninstalling then reinstalling the drivers?
  2. Not overclocking, and I haven't done that yet. I'll give that a shot and see if it does anything. TY.
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