Grey Screen Problem

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  1. murat guler

    murat guler Geek Trainee

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    Hi All

    I have been experiencing a grey screen problem in my PC for a while. It is not a regular blue screen problem with error codes. It is a grey screen with no writings and I have to reset my PC when I have this. It generally happens when I surf on the net or when I do some petty work on the desktop which doesn't push the CPU at all. No problem occurs while playing games. My PC is pretty old....

    P45 Asus P5Q Mobo
    Intel E8500 @4.00 Ghz CPU
    4 GB DDR2 Ram 1066 Mhz
    Ati XFX 6950 1 GB VGA
    GlacialPower GP-AL650 650 Watt PSU
    Enermax Chakra midtower case (120 mm x 2 fan + 250 mm case side fan)

    I tested my hardwares....

    - Rams completes Memtest 86+ test without a problem
    - VGA completes 3DMark11 test and gets a good score comparing its capacity (4653 point)
    - I ran Prime 95 test for 1 ho─▒ur and Orthos test for 2 hours without a problem so CPU seems OK.
    - My PSU is pretty good
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/2008/09/glacialpower-gp-al650-650-watt-psu/

    I formatted and reloaded my operating system Win 7 but the problem wasn't solved.

    What might be the problem and what should I do to get rid of it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    Possibly motherboard, PSU or even HDD issue.

    First try easiest, swap another SATA cable and put in on another connector on MB.
     
  3. murat guler

    murat guler Geek Trainee

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    Can it be the VGA problem AKA "grey screen of death" ???
     
  4. Wicked Mystic

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    Possible yes. Because that happens on desktop, try to stress video card on 2D mode. Also you can try to put more clock on core and memory and also more voltage on video card.
     
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