Ok so after several hours of troubleshooting Ive come up with this.
The game will lock up and freeze for a little bit, then it seems to unfreeze but the FPS will come to a crawl say 2-3FPS. I have to exit out and cancel the game from task manager. It likes to lock up about 10 seconds after the game has loaded so I dont believe the card is getting hot. Im running driver 169.04 ATM.
Its killing my hopes that the card will work. Is there anyway program to test to see if the videocard is a dud?
Anymore advice would be much appreciated (Im planning on re-applying AS5 this weeekend as some have suggested already)