Hey guys, so i got my (first) system up and running (or so i thought). Everything seemed well and fine, installed Windows 7 RC1 32bit (didn't have a copy of 64bit and forgot to order vista) without any hitches.
it was running fine and well until i tried to play Team Fortress 2 and the system froze and crashed upon launch. after that initial crash i am getting a crash around 15-20 minutes after running the system.
this is my first system build so i am not really sure what tests to be running to check hardware and such.
no that was just the first. the next time was when i alt+tabbed out of half-life 2 after playing for around 30 minutes. next it happened when a banner add came folding down in google chrome about 15 minutes after boot up.
VGA drivers i assume is the graphics card drivers and yes i have gone to their website and have the latest drivers (sep 21st update, i believe)
Did you get the GPU drivers from ATI or XFX? I had similar problems a year ago with my EVGA GPU when I got the drivers from Nvidia, but replacing them with the same build from EVGA made my system stable again.