Thanks for the response! I've had the most luck with the 896 drivers, but to be frank, they still suck. My HD 7970 has better benchmarks than my HD 6870, but I get better in game performance from my HD 6870 (Laminar Research, makers of X-Plane 10, is partly to blame). In addition, I don't get the crashes with the HD 6870. I'm close to returning this thing...thankfully I'm still in the 30 day window. I use Norton Security Suite. Now I'm curious...any other HD 7970 users out there use Norton? Per the advice of others, I used ATIman to uninstall the drivers. I did a clean sweep and tested each version. The 8.96-120315a-135399E drivers are the best, but still have the BSOD problem, as stated. I actually ended up fixing this one by reinstalling the drivers, and selecting the SDK option.