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Is this a Windows 7 problem?

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January 30, 2010 7:36:21 PM

Hi guys. Can anybody please help me with this problem:
I have built a new system. Gigabyte P55 UD2 motherboard, i5 processor, 4 gigs GSkill 1600 ram, single 500 gig HD, 1 DVD, Corsair 550w power supply, Powercolor 5670 graphics and Windows 7 32 bit.
System worked but I got the same problem as other people with the vertical stripe crash screen at various times plus the "your graphic card failed but has recovered" message.
OK I thought, I will get an average graphics card for the time being while Ati sort out the aforementioned problem.
I went out today and bought a Geforce 210.
Now a new problem has appeared - I get a screen freeze after 30 secs to 2 mins which requires a power off.
However, if I run the card on low 800 x 600 setting, it works fine.
As soon as I raise the resolution, I get the freeze up.
I've done the following - flashed the bios to the latest, removed one of the memory sticks, downloaded all of the latest drivers for everything, used the vga output instead of the dvi.
I don't want to have to start replacing more components to see if it works.
Any knowledgeable people have any suggestions?

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January 30, 2010 10:41:24 PM

Where did you download your video card drivers from?

Have you checked your temperatures? Download RealTemp or CoreTemp.
January 30, 2010 10:50:57 PM

Did you get rid of every last trace of the ATI drivers with a driver sweeper before switching brands? Its known to cause strange issues if you dont.
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January 30, 2010 11:28:37 PM

ekoostik - I got the latest video drivers from

Hunter - no I never used a driver sweeper. Can you recommend one for Windows 7? Do I run it in safe mode?

Thanks, Mike.
January 31, 2010 10:07:19 AM

Yes apols. I figured this was the right place for the question in case it wasn't a Windows 7 problem.