Shmeal wrote:Doesn't appear to have any bad contact. Updating bios is next i guess.
EDIT: Maybe I'm just stupid, but the MSI instructions on how to update BIOS are not very good.....I have no idea what they want me to do haha
pogsnet wrote:Safest way is to reinstall your OS, to be sure you may make another windows from another partition to try its stability then its up to you to completely reformat your system.
while a potential problem is possible, I've done more than 300 video cards changes in the past 15 years and not once had an issue, did 9 in the past year on my personal system..... nada nothing, I'm not saying it doesn't happen but it would be near the bottom of the list.When you loaded the card new card did you completely remove the old drivers first? The 4870 and the 7950 run a different driver. You could be having a conflict between the two.
back in 1996 a friend told me with a mix of scorn and condescension that formats don't fix problems, he was right a format won't find the root cause of the original problem but what they are wonderful at doing is getting rid of the problem.Re-install the OS for a driver switch? That's wholly unnecessary, especially when OP has established that it crashes in safe mode too.
Shmeal wrote:Used an old platter drive to install windows and it looks like it went just fine. I had to leave while chkdsk was going on because I was trying to get this all done before a business trip but it looks like I might just have to get a new SSD.
Might be a good time to migrate to Win8 I guess!
I will give you guys an update when I get back in a couple of days.
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