Look over http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?threadID=389700&tag=forums06;forum-threads where we first tackled heat, then settings and now looking at drivers, BIOS, etc.
To keep from repeating the same dialogue please go over the same areas and tell the forum about each area you have covered.
Also since it's new tell how you are going to get the makers to fix this. I'm always wondering how people deal with that.
First off I need to say I have updated ALL drivers. This is a brand new custom build gaming computer with a quad core Q8200 2.33 GHz. 4GB ram, and a Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I use a 550w Power supply (brand new as well).
What happens is in most high graphic games my computer will randomly shut down into a black screen with my monitor looking like it is in standby mode. Then either two things will happen, the first is the sound will instantly turn into a rapid repeating noise, or the sound will continue as if i am still playing the game, but after a good 30 sec, it will turn into the rapid repeat noise as well.
Once or twice I have gotten vertical bars across my whole monitor, not artifacts, just vertical bars. Along with the rapid repeat sounds.
I have done everything trying to fix this computer, but I just don't know what causes these crashes! I've heard a lot of people complain about my graphics card, because it is Asus brand, but I even RMA it to Asus and they sent it back saying it was completely fine. The GPU monitor shows that the memory of the card is a bit hot, but well within the threshold of working properly.
So please help if you can,
GPU-Z Log: http://www.filedropper.com/gpu-zsensorlogofficial