However, I went to run the Windows Performance Index and during the test my monitor turned a blue color with vertical lines across it. The system wasn't frozen (capslock worked) but it just stayed there forcing me to manually reboot. The GPU/System fans were running at full power though.
I tried this again and this time it just brought up a black screen forcing me to reboot again. Both times it happened during the Geometry test.
I tried to run 3DMark vantage as well and the same thing happened during that test...
It also occurs when I'm watching a movie. Happened a few times while watching Avatar BluRay. The screen freezes with some color artifacts but the system itself is not frozen. Requires hard reboot regardless.
A few times it also occurred just in Windows (nothing of note running) but it recovered and Windows told me that the "AMD Driver stopped responding and has recovered". Though this message never came up in the other scenarios.
I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I think I may have to exchange the GPU... I"m currently running 10.6 catalyst drivers on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.