Just installed Radon HD 3650 - then did a clean install of windows 7 from XP. Unplugged all devices except logitech chordless keyboard/mouse (which windows recognizes as "usb-reciever").
After installing the OS, the system randomly restarted (no warnings, just an instant black screen, followed by reboot) 5, 10 sometimes 15 minutes after login. Since the issues appear Radeon related (I received a 4.7 for Gaming Graphics and a 4.8 for Graphics??), I turned off Aero, and have since had no restarts. But the performance still lags i think...
I do get a BSOD error message after crash and restart, but the one I just copied not notepad somehow dissappeared from desktop and now I'm not sure when it will crash next.
I have a feeling that there's a conflict with the integrated graphics - but Ive looked through the BIOS and can't figure out how to disable it =/
Anyways, hopefully the solution is right under my nose
The Specs: MSI athlon k9vgm-v via k8m890+vt8237A chipset
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, 2699 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.31 GB
Total Virtual Memory 4.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.23 GB
Page File Space 2.00 GB
Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series Total available graphics memory 1791 MB Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 767 MB Display adapter driver version 8.612.0.0 Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080 DirectX version DirectX 10