I'm having an issue with a brand new AMD 7950 PCS+ graphics card that I installed in my brand new PC build today. Everything inside the case is new, and everything appears to be working perfectly except the card. When I was using Windows default video drivers, there were no issues, but as soon as a put the PowerColor disk in and installed Catalyst Control Center, the resolution changed and I started getting artifacts (static lines that would flicher about if I moved the mouse). Then after about 20 seconds the entire screen would go completely white or blue.
I've tried reseating the card in the PCIE slot, tried the alternative slot, removed and reinstalled the drivers twice (new ones from the AMD site and older ones on the disk). The only way I am able to use the PC now is if I completely ininstall the card in device manager and drop the resolution to 800x600 (which looks pretty dreadful on a 27'' monitor).
Any thoughts on what might be causing this? My full list of components is below:
I'm guessing it's probably gonna be an RMA job, which is disappointing. This was my first switch back to AMD in almost a decade, and it doesn't bode well for the future.