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So I just got my new PC today. PC works like a charm really when it comes to everything I normally do on the PC. But I bought this unit specifically for gaming, and as such that was going to be it's primary use.

Today, when I started up my PC I downloaded Tera. After getting the game to patch through, I ran it and immediately after getting past the partners who created it, and making my way to the server select, my monitor suddenly scrambled up, and then it went completely soft green like the taskbar on my Windows 8. I immediately thought the issue was my HDMI cable, as I normally used that cable with my Ps3 and started to experience failures with it. (And I only used it on this pc because my other good cable was being used.)

I quickly took out the bad cable, put on the good cable from my PS3 but had issues booting back up after shutting down with the power button. Once I got back to it, I ran Tera again, this time with the new cable. The game lasted for about 10 more minutes at the log in than it did with the bad cable, before giving me grey screen and green lines, before flipping grey again and needing to be shut off.

I at this point had to reinstall windows to even get the PC to boot back up, and when I finally did I decided to install the latest drivers ( I have a HD 7850 Radeon card in the unit. Running on Gigabyte with Dual UEFI Bios. ) When it finally did, I installed the latest drivers, and then I proceeded to install Furmark, Ran Furmark as a Burn-In-Test and set the resolution to what it was on my monitor. It ran for maybe 2-5 minutes, with the last maximum temp clocked at 58c before the whole screen scrambled up, and became orange like the pattern/graphic it was running.

I don't have issues browsing, using Skype, downloading, surfing, checking email, or anything like other people do with the Grey screen issue, but I have no clue what to do
 

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I'd say the card is defective and needs to be RMA'd.
 

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I was thinking the same thing too, but I know a bunch of people run circles with this. Factor in that I got the PC from geeks.com and it was a CyberPowerPC and everything goes to different experiences. But it seems like I hear about 7850 cards doing this a lot. It kind of makes me actually feel bad for wanting to even replace my other PC with the HD 3200. Sure, it was overheating a lot, and the chip/card was integrated, but when I bought it I at least knew it was working. Would someone recommend taking it (the newer PC) to say, Best Buy (though I cannot stand Geek Squad) and having them look over the entire unit? Or is it just a good go for replacing the card through RMA with CPPC?
 

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yeah..I guess defective 7880. Maybe a bad contact between gpu and heatsink! So the gpu overheats when you try gaming (or simply is a defective gpu and some pipelines are not working...) and you get the scrambled screen!
 
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