g.skill 8GB 1866MHz - [did not realise the CPU only supports to 1333MHz at the time of purchase ]
Sapphire HD 6870 1GB
60GB OCZ Vertex 3
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
nzxt hale82 750W
Now, I have installed Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate edition, and I have overcome a problem with it only detecting 4GB of RAM, and now I have ran into another problem.
I installed the drivers for my GPU from the ATI site, and after installation, the system reboots. It makes it to the screen where you see the windows logo, then before the login screen, it goes black. The screen is black and all I can see is my cursor.
I attempted to Unistall the drivers in safemode and could not, so I have system restored to before I installed them and tried again. Failed again.
Did so again but got the drivers from Sapphire site. Failed again.
I have checked in my BIOS and the graphics is set to PCIE.
Can anyone please help me, I have absolutely no idea how to fix this.
More about :6870 drivers installed black screen reboot
I am having the exact same problem. I was playing Star Wars the Old Republic and decided to update to the newest preview drivers. I have two ATI Radeon HD 6870 cards in Crossfire. While running the setup program, Windows explorer crashed. I gave it a few minutes, hoping that explorer would come back. It didn't, so I rebooted. Black screen.
I booted into safe mode... no problems at all this way. Ran driver sweeper for my ATI drivers, and rebooted. Once the preview drivers were removed, I could get back to my desktop. I decided that I'd probably better stay away from the preview drivers and re-installed the current stable drivers. The installer completed, and prompted me to reboot. After it rebooted... same black screen. Haven't had any problems like this before, and I'm a little stumped.