GPU failure help.
I recently bought a new ASUS ATi Radeon HD 6950 and I have been experiencing freezing whilst playing games with the sound looping in a harsh way, with the only solution being a harsh reset. I have checked the temperatures and currently the GPU sits idle at about 40-45C and while playing a game (Battlefield 3) it can get anywhere up to 70C although the average is 65C. I was under the impression that this is normal but as any extended play results in this crash and finding nothing online I am in need of advice.
I have updated the drivers of the GPU, direct x and sound and am up to date with CCC.
My specs are
Mobo: P5K-E WIFI AP
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6950