HD 5970 showing graphic bugs in games

Asus Radeon hd 5970 video card
October 17, 2012 at 15:48:13
Specs: Windows 7, I5 - 750
So i have a problem. I´ve been using my PC for 2.5 years now and couple of months ago i started having graphic bugs. At the beginning it was just occasional bug but it started becoming more and more often until one day it went completely crazy. Adding a screen-shot so you would understand what I'm talking about. Every time i turned on any game or even aero theme in windows it would start showing bugs, games were lagging and running FurMark stress test would result in blue screen.

So i send it to shop i bought it from because my warranty was for 3years and they told me that it was drivers problem(even tho i havent changed drivers when it started happening and later i tried to format my PC and reinstall all drivers it would still keep showing graphic bugs)

Well anyway. The problem is that even though everything works now. Games run fine (no lags), FurMark test runs fine, 3DMark gives relatively good scores compared to people having similiar systems. But i noticed that when playing games ocasionaly there are still some graphic bugs popping up (like a spike of graphic that was not supposed to be there... Pretty much like in the screenshot but just in smaller scale)

So can someone tell me is there a real problem in the card or is it just occasional bugs that i shouldn´t worry about? The warranty for the card ends in a month or two and i really don´t want to have the same problem come up again when the warranty is over. Thank you very much for your help.

I´m using windows 7 (32bit), MSI Afterburner for fan control (no overclock), DirectX 11. Catalyst version 12.8.

CPU - I5 -750

Motherboard - Gigabyte P55-UD3

http://postimage.org/image/qg5fl9b7v/ - Screen shot of the bug

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October 17, 2012 at 16:00:00
Taking everything you have said into consideration it sounds to me as if either the graphics card is faulty or it is a monitor fault.

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October 17, 2012 at 16:07:06
Umm... If it was monitor it wouldn´t show in the screenshot or am i wrong?

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October 17, 2012 at 16:11:06
Good point - I think you are right.

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October 17, 2012 at 23:42:15
It is a video card artifacts, did u take the GPU temperature while gaming? Try to underclock everything by 100 Mhz.

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