HELP BSOD on new system build??

thencalebthought

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I just built a new systems (see specs below) it ran fine for a bit, then I installed the drivers for the video card and got BSOD's after running the catalyst control center. After a few reboots, it was fine (though the resolution was off). I changed the refresh rate to 85 Hz which fixed the resolution. After about 1 hour, I have started to get BSOD's again. the BSOD forces an automatic reboot, and after that reboot, the system is fine for about 5 minutes and then I get the same BSOD...what's going on??? (i'm guessing something with the graphics card?)

Thanks for your help in advance!!!!

SPECs:
cpu: intel e8400
mobo: gigabyte ep45-ud3p
ram: 2x2GB OCZ2P10664
hdd: 2 x 500GB seagate barracuda raid 0
gpu: asus EAH3450
psu ocz modxstream-pro 600w
 

thencalebthought

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yeah, i figured it had to be something along those lines.

could it just be an issue with the graphics card heating up? when i run at a lower refresh rate eg 75 hz, i think it runs ok... or at least it hasn't crashed yet...

my fault for getting a shitty graphics card... >.<
 

thencalebthought

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yeah, i went to the asus website and dl'd the latest drivers. (interestingly, at 85 hz, the computer won't even stay on long enough to install drivers).

At 75 hz, everything is working fine...I guess I don't need to use it at 85 hz...but it just doesn't make any sense to me
 

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Remember to uninstall all of the previous ATI drivers before you install the new ones or you are asking for trouble. Use ATI clean tool.
 

thencalebthought

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If I already installed the new drivers, will the cleaner delete those too? (i will probably try driver sweeper), or can it selectively delete the ones that aren't being used?
 

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If it does don't worry about it, just install the new drivers again. You don't want them to both be installed, it is very very bad.