In troubleshooting my issue, updating the BIOS had no effect. Even after ensuring that I was using the most current BIOS, I still got system blackout problem.
There are several ATI cards that have the "gray screen of death" thing going on, and even bsod sometimes. I have a good feeling you're probably much smarter than most people at ATI, and this is, in fact, the major problem with many of their chipsets.
They keep saying they're working on the problem, but they really have no clue WHAT the problem is.
We need to somehow get this info over to ATI so they can stop being retarded when making their chipsets for other companies graphic cards.