Hi, I've just recently completed a new build. Problem is, everything seems to be working fine, but after I installed the Nvidia drivers for the GTX470, it seems to be working fine until I login (eg when I actually input the username and password, and it displays "Welcome") when it suddenly freezes completely.
This has happened BOTH in Windows 7 AND Ubuntu (same symptoms, same freeze point). I am guessing somehow the 3d acceleration locks up the card.
The basic functions seem to work fine (up to 1280x1024 resolution, aero disabled etc) when the drivers aren't installed, but whenever I enable the drivers on either OS, it dies.
I wanted to ask the community here if this sounds like I got a dud card, and have to RMA it... :\
Everything is at factory settings.
EDIT: I forgot to post the system specs
1 x ($359.99) VGA EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GTX470
1 x ($109.99) MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
1 x ($89.98) CASE CM|RC-922M-KKN1-GP BK RT
1 x ($89.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-650TX 650W RT
1 x ($199.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I5 750 2.66G R
1 x ($94.99) HD 1T|WD 7K 64M SATAIII WD1002FAEX - OEM
1 x ($199.99) MNTR VWSNC|LCD 23.6" 2MS VX2433WM R
1 x ($24.99) DVD BRN ASUS | DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS% - OEM
1 x ($9.99) CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G % - OEM
1 x ($29.99) CPU COOLER CM| RR-B10-212P-G1 RT
1 x ($189.99) MB ASUS|P7P55D-E PRO P55 R
1 x ($-18.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #384947
1 x ($16.00) Electronic Waste Recycling Act15-34