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Multi-colored crash screen


New Member
Hi all,

I have just received a new notebook, built by AVADirect (have never had a problem in the past), about a week ago. Every once in a while, with no exact cause that I can determine, the screen goes to a multi-colored static. There are no error messages, cannot see the pointer, and basically have to manually shutdown the computer. One time a loud screech came out of the speakers also. I have downloaded a driver that AVA recommended at
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This didn't solve the problem. Any recommendations? Below are my specs. Thanks!

CUSTOM NOTEBOOK, MSI MS-163K (PR601) Core™2 Value Notebook, 15.4" WXGA TFT LCD, Integrated Intel® GMA X4500 Graphics

MICROSTAR, MS-163K44-001 (PR601) Core™ 2 Duo Notebook Barebone, Socket P, Intel® GM45, 15.4" WXGA TFT Glossy, SATA, DVD±RW SM, Integrated Intel® GMA X4500 Graphics
INTEL, Core™ 2 Duo T9500 2.6GHz Processor, 800MHz FSB, 6MB L2 cache, 35.0W, 45nm, OEM
ARCTIC SILVER, Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound, Polysynthetic Silver
CRUCIAL, 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM SODIMM, CL6, Non-ECC
SEAGATE, 320GB Momentus 7200.3, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, OEM
MICROSTAR, 8x Super-Multi DVD±RW Optical Drive (Included)
NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY, Built-in 3-in-1 MMC/SD/MS Media Card Reader (Included)
INTEL, Wireless WiFi Link 5100, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft N, 11/54/300 Mbps, Internal PCIe Mini Card
MICROSTAR, Extra Black 9-Cell Primary Battery for MS-1034/1039/1432/1632/1633/1613/1636/1637/163K/1642/1651/1721/1722 Notebooks
MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

My Computer


I Tunes hates Me
Vista Guru
Gold Member
your gpu (graphics card) is cr@pping out , send it back or at least tell them you want a new one then when it comes.....send it back ;)

drivers wont sort this issue its faulty hardware

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    XFX 780i
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Titan Fenir
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed

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