OS: Windows 7 Professional
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7970 HD
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth z87
PSU: 850W Gold OCZ modular PSU
CPU: Intel i5-4670k
I recently upgraded from a Gigabyte motherboard to the one listed above. I don't recall having the following problems before the switch, to my knowledge:
-The GPU emits coil whine periodically, even when no games or GPU intensive applications are being run.
-Games cause the GPU driver to crash periodically. The screen will freeze (audio continues, though), go black, and then recover. Game plays as normal afterward. (Sonic Generations is the main culprit)
Any ideas as to what could be going on? I just updated to the latest Catalyst software/drivers yesterday, the problem is still lingering around.