URGENT! problem with Radeon HD 5870

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mosquiteki, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. mosquiteki macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    Dear All,

    I have a serious problem with my new Radeon HD 5870 for mac. While playing graphics intensive games like Starcraft 2, the screen will flicker or go into a hard freeze with either vertical grey lines or a blank screen.

    Can anyone suggest any solutions?

    My system detail as follows:

    Mac Pro (early 2009)

    Processor 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

    Memory 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC

    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB

    Software OS X 10.8.3 (12D78)

    Many thanks.
  2. Mattww macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    I had crashes and the grey vertical stripes after a few months with a 5870.

    It was a hardware issue as I got the card changed under warranty.
  3. mosquiteki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    so you have no issue after got your card replaced ?
  4. Mattww macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Yes - replacement card solved it.
  5. GP-SE macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2013
  6. Erlang macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2009
    SW, UK
    I know one or two people, myself included who have had to get the card replaced due to overheating. I'm not sure why but the fan gets "sticky" quite quickly. It stalls, and then the card overheats, design flaw possibly?

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