Whenever I install graphics card drivers onto my newly built computer I get a black screen and then a blue screen. I have tried installing older versions of catalyst, I have tried installing the drivers from my cd, from ati, and from amd, nothing seems to fix this issue. All that I have currently installed on my computer is windows7 and it's updates and my ASUS mobo drivers, everything stays stable with these things installed until I install the catalyst drivers.
My build is:
AMD Phenom II 970 Black Edition
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
And the 21179-00-40R1 -
I don't really know if this means anything but if you know which card is in your system, you might search for people having similar problems with the same card.
Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
When I searched around for other people having the same issue the only solution they found was to RMA the card.
Which is what I did, so in a week or so I will know if that fixes the issue.
This is all to say, it sounds like your card was DOA and the new one will probably be fine.