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Screen freezes and Shows "Static" few minutes after boot

Last response: in Systems
May 28, 2012 6:11:47 PM

Hey guys,

Just built a new computer, and it was going pretty well for a few days. But now it's freezing and showing a crazy static screen a few minutes after booting. Usually when this happens the keyboard loses all functionality, but I can just press the power button on the case to shut down (i.e., don't have to hold it or unplug machine).

Here's most of the parts in there (hopefully link works now! sorry!):

Here's a shot of what the screen looks like:

Think this is a bad graphics card? Or could it be something else?

I ran memtest and HDD diagnostics with no problems showing up. Have the latest drivers, and am starting to think I should try an older driver version for the gpu. I have the OS on a SSD drive so reformatting isn't a problem.

I might try just reformatting and re-installing windows. I think the problem started when I tried to get fancy and install drivers beyond what windows 7 wanted to do.

May 28, 2012 7:00:27 PM

Hi, newegg link not working (it's private to your account)

looks like a bad gpu indeed.

What computer specs ?
May 28, 2012 8:19:33 PM

That's what I was afraid of. I redid the link hopefully it works now, but here it is again just in case:

And just in case again, here's the cut and paste:

ASRock 770iCafe AM3+ AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:770iCafe
Item #:N82E16813157291
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$64.99 -$4.00 Instant $60.99
GIGABYTE GV-R677D5-1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R677D5-1GD
Item #:N82E16814125396
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$114.99 $114.99
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-600CXV2
Item #:N82E16817139028
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103727
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$119.99 $119.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

And these hard drives: