Ok, well I just built a new system. I'll list the components at the end.
The issue I'm having is the Asus ATI Radeon HD5870 was crashing my system (or so I thought). I was getting the infamous GSOD (Grey Screen of Death) as the term had become synonymous with the 5800 series ATI cards. So I read some online help sections, found out it was a driver issue and went through the recommended steps to fix the issue. Well, promptly after ... instead of a GSOD issue, I now get BSOD issues. I thought it might be the card itself, so I had it RMA 4x's, each new one giving the same problem. So today, I received in the mail a new video card, different manufacturer and model #. I AM GETTING THE SAME ISSUE!! So now I'm completely at a loss on how to remedy this. The new card is a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5970. It has to be something other than what I originally thought to be. Attached you will find the required info as per the sticky post for this section. I'll copy and paste the description for the hardware that I purchased also. I should also note that I have run memory tests already with no issues, and seated / re-seated the RAM in different slots. Every un-install of a driver is followed with a clean up with Driver sweeper as well before re-installation.
Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? (x64)
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes
- an OEM or full retail version? Full Retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 30 days
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 30 days
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-1000M 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Memory: G.SKILL ECO 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8Q-8GBECO
Hard drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Monitor: SAMSUNG BX2431 Glossy Black 24" 1920x1080 2ms LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 300cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case