I've just built a new pc and installed OS today, while testing it is running fine until I decided to try adjusting the resolution. Any time I make a change (reduce) the screen turns black and after about 20 seconds blue screens and restarts. I realised the same issue happens if I try and start any game.
1 X 2GB Crucial 1333Mhz RAM
XFX 650W XXX Edition
WIn 7 x64
Onboard ATi HD 4290
I wasn't expecting the onboard graphics to be amazing however there is something seriously wrong when it won't even lower the resolution without blue screening.
I'm not into o.c hence why I got 1333 RAM and the part is listed as compatible on the mobo's QVL. I've also ran memtest and it passed although I've not tried it with the dimm in another slot.
I thought at first it was a driver issue however I've updated the GFX driver and chipset drivers to the latest versions with no change. When adjusting the resolution I've tried ATi's catalyst control and window's settings.
At the moment I'm hoping it's something I've got set incorrectly in BIOS but can't seem to find what it would be. I tried setting the RAM ganged & unganged however when ganged is selected POST still displays 'unganged ram'. There is a gfx setting which lets you pick between UMA and/or SidePort and I've tried all three variations without a change.
The only thing I know I've not yet done is upgrade the bios however I think I'll try that next, hope I haven't gone on too much here as just need to know if there is something silly I'm missing. Thanks in advance!