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What's your PSU? Maybe it's not getting enough power.
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I have to install drivers like 3 - 4 times in a row before they take
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I bought the card from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161431

Also, I have a Corsair CX600.
 
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This time around things are looking stable. I did try installing everything with two monitors plugged in. A friend suggested trying it with just one, and no BSODs yet. Going to try OCCT in a few.
 
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Yeah I think you may have a power issue. That 7970 is a fairly power hungry card and I'd prefer to see a 700-750W PSU in there.
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Yeah I think you may have a power issue. That 7970 is a fairly power hungry card and I'd prefer to see a 700-750W PSU in there.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-18.html

100 watts idle (the condition it was under when it crashed) and 300 under load. I think I should be ok there...
 
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Yeah I think you may have a power issue. That 7970 is a fairly power hungry card and I'd prefer to see a 700-750W PSU in there.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-18.html

100 watts idle (the condition it was under when it crashed) and 300 under load. I think I should be ok there...

7970 is only 300w so OP is well within safe zone with a CX600.
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CX600 is fine for that rig... have you tried re-seating the GPU in the PCIe slot?
     
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PSU is more then enough. Used HD 7970 with CX500. Also why is that particular HD 7970 so expensive?
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7970 is only 300w so OP is well within safe zone with a CX600.
300 D: closer to 200 like 210/220
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